PhD, Child Development, Tufts University
Cohort Three Fellow

Academic Mentor
Ann Easterbrooks
Professor, Tufts University

Policy Mentor
Suzin Bartley
Executive Director, Massachusetts Children's Trust Fund

Current Institutional Affiliation
Tufts Interdisciplinary Evaluation Research, Tufts University: Research Associate

Areas of Expertise

Home Visiting and Maltreatment Prevention, Program EvaluationInfants and Toddlers


Dr. Chie Kotake is a research associate at the Tufts Interdisciplinary Evaluation Research. She graduated with a BA in Psychology from Smith College, and completed her master's and doctorate degree in Child Development at Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University. She received a fellowship from the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-being for examining the link between maternal depression and child maltreatment among young mothers. Dr. Kotake's research experiences also include working as a research assistant for numerous projects including Toddler Development Project examining behavioral and emotional regulation of internationally adopted infants. She also holds a teaching licensure for infant/toddler and preschool level from the Department of Early Education and Care, and worked in various school settings. Her research interest focuses on the role of parenting in the development of young children facing adversities. She is also interested in the cultural differences of family practices and its influence on children's development.