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Griffin, JAMES

Formal Title:

Deputy Branch Chief





6100 EXECUTIVE BLVD Room 4B05C, MSC 7510
Bethesda Md 20892-7510
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James A. Griffin, Ph.D., is the Deputy Chief of the Child Development and Behavior Branch (CDBB) at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as the Director of the Early Learning and School Readiness Program.  Prior to his position at NICHD, Dr. Griffin was a Senior Research Analyst in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) at the U.S. Department of Education.  He also served as the Assistant Director for the Social, Behavioral, and Education (SBE) Sciences in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and as a Research Analyst at the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF).

Dr. Griffin holds a B.A. summa cum laude in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati and a Ph.D. with honors in Child Clinical Psychology from the University of Rochester.  He completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychiatric Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.  Dr. Griffin's career has focused on research and evaluation efforts related to service systems and early intervention programs designed to enhance the development and school readiness of children from at-risk and disadvantaged backgrounds.  These efforts include several large-scale evaluations of the Head Start program while at ACYF and research on preschool curricula involving geographically diverse child care, Head Start and state pre-kindergarten programs while with IES and NICHD. 


Publications (PubMed):

Title Authors Publication Date
Teachers' education, classroom quality, and young children's academic skills: results from seven studies of preschool programs.Early DM,Maxwell KL,Burchinal M,Alva S,Bender RH,Bryant D,Cai K,Clifford RM,Ebanks C,Griffin JA,Henry GT,Howes C,Iriondo-Perez J,Jeon HJ,Mashburn AJ,Peisner-Feinberg E,Pianta RC,Vandergrift N,Zill NChild Dev2007 Mar-Apr
Treated incidence data.Griffin JA,Cicchetti DJ Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry1989 Mar
Characteristics of youths identified from a psychiatric case register as first-time users of services.Griffin JA,Cicchetti D,Leaf PJHosp Community Psychiatry1993 Jan
Research on the Implementation of Preschool Intervention Programs: Learning by Doing.Griffin JAEarly Child Res Q2010 Jul 1
Vision National Institutes of Health Home BOND National Institues of Health Home Home Storz Lab: Section on Environmental Gene Regulation Home Machner Lab: Unit on Microbial Pathogenesis Home Division of Intramural Population Health Research Home Bonifacino Lab: Section on Intracellular Protein Trafficking Home Lilly Lab: Section on Gamete Development Home Lippincott-Schwartz Lab: Section on Organelle Biology