Catherine joined the Center in November 2008 as a Research Assistant for the Sibling-Hermanos Study. In 2015, after the birth of her daughter, Catherine left CCCEH and returned to the Center in 2019. She currently works on the Sibling-Hermanos and Fair Start Studies.
Her primary responsibilities include the management of a large caseload of study participants enrolled in a longitudinal community-based research study. She’s involved in many phases of the project, which include screening participants, interviewing study participants both in their homes and at the Center (in either English or Spanish), organizing environmental monitoring and biospecimen collections, and administering various psychological instruments to assess the growth and neurodevelopment of children over time. Her meticulous and caring approach with mothers and children has assisted in maintaining high rates of participation and continuous involvement of families in the study.
Prior to joining CCCEH, Catherine worked for the NYU Child Study Center in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She worked at NYU for three years, initially as a research assistant and later promoted to a health educator on a large-scale NIH funded asthma study for adolescents and their caregivers.