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2021 SRCD Biennial Awards

SRCD is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 SRCD Biennial Awards! Join us in congratulating the distinguished awardees virtually at the SRCD Member Meeting and Awards Ceremony, Thursday, April 8, beginning at 6:00pm EDT.


Distinguished Contributions Awards

The SRCD Senior Awards Committee, chaired by Governing Council member Gustavo Carlo, selected four Distinguished Award recipients. The recipients of each of these prestigious awards are as follows:

Distinguished Contributions to the Interdisciplinary Understanding of Child Development Award

  • Patricia M. Greenfield, University of California, Los Angeles

Distinguished Contributions to Understanding International, Cultural, and Contextual Diversity in Child Development Award

  • Diane L. Hughes, New York University, Steinhardt

Distinguished Contributions to Public Policy and Practice in Child Development Award

  • Michael E. Lamb, University of Cambridge

Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Child Development Award

  • Carolyn Zahn-Waxler, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Early Career Research Contributions Awards

Five scholars, selected by the SRCD Early Career Award Committee, chaired by Governing Council member Andrew Fuligni, will be recipients of this prestigious award, which is accompanied by an honorarium of $1,000 USD. The following five award recipients have strongly distinguished themselves as researchers and scholars, as evidenced through research, publications, and scholarly activities:

  • Riana Elyse Anderson, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Eddie Brummelman, University of Amsterdam
  • Daphna Buchsbaum, Brown University
  • Caitlin Cavanagh, Michigan State University
  • Steven O. Roberts, Stanford University

Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Awards

The SRCD Outstanding Dissertation Award Committee, chaired by Governing Council member Velma McBride Murry, selected four scholars for this prestigious award, which is accompanied by a $500 USD honorarium. Selection was based on criteria that included the quality of the dissertation, publications emerging from the project, and the nominee’s current position and engagement in the field of child development research:

  • Lorena Aceves, Office of Head Start, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Josefina Bañales, University of Pittsburgh
  • Fernanda L. Cross, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Brie M. Reid, Brown University

Read the Full Call for Nominations


2021 Student and Early Career Council (SECC) Poster Competition Winners

Undergraduate and graduate students with the top-scoring posters were invited to participate in SRCD's Student and Early Career Council's Student Poster Contest. Students submitted brief video presentations along with their posters for consideration. These undergraduate and graduate school winners received a complimentary 1-year SRCD membership and will be recognized at the SRCD Member Meeting and Awards Ceremony held at the SRCD 2021 Virtual Biennial Meeting (April 8, 2021, 6:00pm EDT):


  • I-Tzu Hung, Boston University
  • Naomi Polinsky, Northwestern University
  • Michaela Quintero, Texas Tech University
  • Alexis Smith-Flores, University of California, San Diego


  • Konner Baker, Saint Martin’s University
  • Madeline Filippi, Texas Christian University

Read about the winners