Jorge Cuartas

BRCCH Consortium Member
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Jorge Cuartas is a doctoral student in education and human development at Harvard University, USA, where he is also a graduate student affiliate at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science and a Science and Innovation Fellow at the Center on the Developing Child (2020–2021). His research focuses on disparities in child development and parenting practices in global contexts and the effects of corporal punishment on children’s neural, cognitive and socioemotional development. His research aim is to develop evidence that can inform scalable programs to prevent corporal punishment and promote positive disciplinary approaches in prevention efforts and policy. He is a co-founder and co-director of Apapacho, a non-profit organization aimed at fostering positive caregiving and child development in Colombia. He received a BSc in economics from Jorge Tadeo Lozano University and an MSc in economics from the University of The Andes, both in Bogotá, Colombia, as well as an EdM in human development and psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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