Cristina Novoa is a policy analyst for Early Childhood Policy at American Progress. Most recently, she worked as a researcher on a range of early childhood issues at SRI International. Prior to joining American Progress, she completed fellowships at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and in the office of Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D-NY).

Novoa studied developmental psychology and public policy, specializing in the academic and behavioral development of children from immigrant families. She holds a doctorate in developmental psychology and a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University as well as a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Yale University.

By Cristina Novoa
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The Trump Plan to Cut Benefit Programs Threatens ChildrenCenter for American ProgressApril 10, 2018
5 Recent Environmental Safety Changes Threatening Children’s HealthCenter for American ProgressMarch 29, 2018
Echoes of Katrina: Post-Hurricane Maria Public Health Threats and TraumaCenter for American ProgressMarch 20, 2018
Top 10 Early Childhood Ideas for States in 2018Center for American ProgressMarch 14, 2018
Home Visiting Programs Are Proven, Cost-Effective WinnersInside SourcesMarch 8, 2018
Exploring African Americans’ High Maternal and Infant Death RatesCenter for American ProgressFebruary 1, 2018
Suspensions Are Not SupportCenter for American ProgressJanuary 17, 2018
While Congress Cuts Taxes, Children and Families Are Left Without Health Insurance and Support ServicesCenter for American ProgressJanuary 11, 2018
Some Children Left BehindU.S. News & World ReportNovember 15, 2017
The Cost of Inaction on Universal PreschoolCenter for American ProgressOctober 31, 2017
Hurricane Maria’s Effects on Young Children in Puerto RicoCenter for American ProgressOctober 16, 2017
Recovering from Hurricane Maria Requires an Extensive Federal ResponseCenter for American ProgressOctober 12, 2017
Puerto Rico’s Children Need Our HelpRealClearPolicyOctober 6, 2017
Home Visiting Programs Are Vital for Maternal and Infant HealthCenter for American ProgressSeptember 12, 2017
Trump’s Cuts to Lead Abatement Programs Will Hurt Children MostCenter for American ProgressJuly 24, 2017