Christina Branom, PhD

project manager II, School Readiness Specialist

Dr. Branom joined ASR in 2013 and has supported and directed a range of projects in the fields of psychology, education, and child development, including research on language development, achievement motivation, school readiness, and child maltreatment. She has expertise in designing and implementing evaluations for community-based organizations, utilizing a participatory approach to qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods designs. At ASR, she has coordinated several school readiness assessments with kindergarten students, teachers, and families in the Bay Area, and as an evaluator for early childhood agencies, she has guided partners through strategic planning and evaluation design and implementation. Her work has been presented at national conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals, including Child Psychiatry and Human Development

Dr. Branom earned her MA in psychology from Stanford University and an MSW and PhD in social welfare from University of California, Berkeley.

Outside of the office, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and watching classic films. She’s also a former competitive figure skater and an avid baseball fan.