Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Emily Little

Post Doctoral ResearcherPh.D., University of California, San Diego

Postdoctoral Researcher, EVO Learn Lab
Emily Little



Emily Little, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral researcher in the EVO Learn Lab. She is the Project Manager for Project RISE: harnessing Ritual to Improve Service-delivery and Empower health workers. The objective of this project is to improve maternal and child health in India and is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (PI Legare). Dr. Little completed her Ph.D. at University of California, San Diego in experimental developmental psychology with a specialization in anthropogeny. She studies cultural variation in childrearing practices (in Vanuatu, Bolivia, Guatemala, and the U.S.), focusing on the role of infant-caregiver physical contact in early social-cognitive development and breastfeeding behavior. She is founder and director of Nurturely, an organization that supports the health and development of infants and caregivers globally.

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