Kathleen C. Gallagher

Kathleen C. Gallagher
Social Research Manager

Dr. Gallagher’s research and applied work focuses on the design, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based approaches that support the learning and well-being of young children, families, and early childhood professionals in the contexts of poverty and disability. Her current projects include 1) an intervention to support toddlers with autism and their families, 2) evaluation of a project to enhance rural North Carolina’s communities’ early childhood systems, and 3) development of a mindfulness-based program to enhance the health and well-being of early childhood professionals.

See Dr. Gallagher's talk at TEDxUNC 2015, "The Healthy Child: Assembly Required"

Areas of Expertise:
Social-Emotional and Behavioral Interventions
Children Living in Poverty
Early Care and Education Programs
Program Evaluation
Professional Development
• PhD, Educational Psychology/Human Development, University of Wisconsin-Madison
• MA, Education/Foundations, Marquette University
• BA, Early Childhood Education/Special Education, Cardinal Stritch College