Marlo A. Perry earned her Ph.D. in School, Community, and Clinical Child Psychology and her M.S.Ed. in Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a Research Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work’s Child Welfare Education and Research Programs. Dr. Perry is interested in how large-scale, system-wide applied research can benefit vulnerable children and families. Much of her research has focused on early childhood education issues for urban, low-income children and families; she is particularly interested in how family contextual factors affect children’s early development and well-being. Her research interests include the relationship of maternal context to young children’s development and well-being, family involvement in and satisfaction with early childhood education programs, and scale development and assessment issues in systems that serve low-income children.