Lisa Damour, PhD

Schubert Center for Child Studies
Clinical Instructor
Department of Psychological Sciences

Damour brings a multitude of talents to the Schubert Center and will advise our communication and translation strategies in bridging research, practice, policy and education.

Damour directs Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls, writes a column for the New York Times’  Well Family online report, serves as a regular contributor to CBS News, maintains a private psychotherapy practice, consults and speaks internationally, and is an adjunct clinical instructor in the Department of Psychological Sciences Case Western Reserve University.

Damour is the author of numerous academic papers, chapters, and books related to education and child development, including Abnormal Psychology, a widely-used college textbook co-authored with Dr. James Hansell. Dr. Damour’s recent New York Times best seller, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood, is available from Ballantine Books, a division of Random House.

Damour graduated with honors from Yale University and worked for the Yale Child Study Center before earning her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan. She has been a fellow at Yale’s Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy and the University of Michigan’s Power Foundation. She and her husband are the proud parents of two daughters.


Yale University
University of Michigan

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