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Dr. Dana Suskind

Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics and Public Policy (affiliated), University of Chicago, Co-Director, TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health

Monday, May 9, 2022

Moderator:
Madeline Bell
President & CEO, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Dr. Dana Suskind is Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics and Public Policy (affiliated) at the University of Chicago and Co-Director of the TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health. An internationally recognized thought leader, Dr. Suskind has dedicated her research and clinical life to optimizing foundational brain development and preventing early cognitive disparities and their lifelong impact. In 2013, Dana and her team led the first-ever Bridging the Thirty Million Word Gap convening at the request of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She is the author of the bestselling book, Thirty Million Words: Building a Child's Brain and of a forthcoming book, Parent Nation: Unlocking Every Child's Potential, Fulfilling Society's Promise, which empowers parents to use developmental neuroscience to build a society that works for families, not against them.