Jorge Cuartas

BRCCH Consortium Member
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Jorge Cuartas is a doctoral student in education and human development at Harvard University, graduate student affiliate at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and 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. Jorge’s 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 co-founder and co-director of Apapacho, a non-profit organization aimed at fostering positive caregiving and child development in Colombia. Jorge received a B.Sc. in economics at Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, an M.Sc. in economics from Universidad de los Andes, as well as an Ed.M. in human development and psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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