Jon Korfmacher, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Director of the Child Development PhD Program at Erikson Institute. Dr. Korfmacher is a Board Member of ZERO TO THREE.
Jon Korfmacher, PhD, has devoted his career to forwarding scientific knowledge and applying what he and others have learned in practical ways related to home visitation. He is an active member of the Erikson Institute faculty and, after almost 20 years, was appointed Director of the Child Development PhD program. He also directs the Illinois Child Parent Psychotherapy Learning Collaborative, a project at Erikson supporting community clinicians in the use of Child Parent Psychotherapy with young children exposed to trauma and their families.
Dr. Korfmacher studies programs that provide in-home parenting support and links to community services for at-risk families in order to improve young children’s health and well-being. His work focuses on understanding why families can have such different experiences in these programs and what kinds of support can improve their effectiveness. He has also earned a strong reputation among early childhood professionals around the world for his innovative research, as home visiting has become more common in countries outside the United States. He brings an international perspective, having advised home visiting programs in Brazil, Chile, and China and provided consultation to UNICEF in its initiatives in Central and Eastern Europe.
Dr. Korfmacher is a Zero to Three Fellow and has served on the Program Workgroup for several years.