Susan H. Landry, Ph.D.Professor and Founding Director of the Children’s Learning Institute, Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Susan H. Landry is a Developmental Psychologist, the Albert & Margaret Alkek Distinguished Chair in Early Childhood Development, and the Michael Matthew Knight Memorial Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). She is the founding director of the Children’s Learning Institute at UTHealth, serving from 2003-2020.

Dr. Landry was a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Obesity Prevention Policies for Young Children. She served on the Shaping a Healthier Generation Advisory Council of the National Governors Association Centers for Best Practices. She is a past Chair of the Head Start National Reporting System Advisory Panel, an appointment from the Secretary of the U. S. Department of Health & Human Services, and was a member of the National Early Literacy Panel (NELP).

Funded by the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development, the Institute for Education Sciences, the U.S. Department of Education, the Texas Education Agency, and private foundations, Dr. Landry has developed a significant body of research. Her research covers examinations of biological and environmental influences on children's development from infancy through adolescence as well as numerous federally funded parent-child and early childhood classroom intervention studies. This continued research makes use of new intervention approaches to provide parents and teachers with resources that are effective in supporting young children’s development. One of these new technologies is eCIRCLE, an online professional development program, serving hundreds of thousands of children across Texas. This program, along with other technology resources, is part of the research proven Texas School Ready program that has been serving teachers and children in Texas for more than fifteen years.

Dr. Landry's research findings can be found in more than 125 peer-reviewed publications, 30 chapters, and a monograph Effective Early Childhood Programs: Turning Knowledge into Action.

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Susan Landry, Ph.D.
Professor and Founding Director of the Children’s Learning Institute, Professor of Pediatrics
Susan H. Landry, Ph.D.