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Jon Korfmacher

Senior Research Fellow, Chapin Hall at University of Chicago

Jon Korfmacher, PhD, is a Senior Research Fellow at Chapin Hall at University of Chicago. 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 joined Chapin Hall after over twenty years on the faculty at Erikson Institute, where he directed the Illinois Child Parent Psychotherapy Learning Collaborative, a project supporting community clinicians in the use of Child Parent Psychotherapy with young children and their families exposed to trauma.

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. Dr. Korfmacher is a member of the leadership team of the Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative (HARC), a national network focused on supporting effective home visiting practice through innovative research designs. He has also earned a strong reputation among early childhood professionals around the world for work, 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 currently chairs the Annual Conference Program Workgroup.