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Emmy Reilly is a research scientist at the Center for Child and Family Policy, who earned her Ph.D. in developmental psychology at the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development with Dr. Megan Gunnar. Dr. Reilly’s research focuses on supporting warm, nurturing parenting during infancy and toddlerhood, including investigating possible underlying skills for sensitive parenting including compassion, self-compassion, and the regulation of stress physiology. She aims to support child development by investigating the efficacy of programs that support parents with young children on the parent-child relationship and parent and child well-being.

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