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Morgan Crossman - Lurie Doctoral Fellow

Morgan Crossman, Lurie Doctoral Fellow at the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy  Curriculum Vitae 

Morgan Crossman, PhD'15, MA, successfully defended her dissertation, "Impacts of Early Intervention and the Family Environment on the Well-Being of Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities," and earned her doctoral degree in August, 2015. Morgan has an MA in Applied Developmental and Education Psychology from Boston College and a BA in Psychology and Communication Studies from the University of Rhode Island. Her concentration at Heller was in Children, Youth and Families with a focus on the well-being of families of children with disabilities and special health care needs. Dr. Crossman is currently a Pediatric Health Services Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital for Children. Her research focuses on capacity, access, service coordination and the ways in which families of children with disabilities navigate service systems at critical points of transition over the life course. More specifically, she’s interested in the impact of early childhood services and programs, particularly early intervention and specialty services, on the healthy development and well-being of children with disabilities and their families over the life-course. More broadly, her research interests include early child development, maternal and child health and well-being, adaptive and inclusive recreation, and early screening and intervention for children with disabilities, rare genetic disorders and special health care needs. Dr. Crossman also serves on the steering committee for Massachusetts Act Early. 

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