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Jon Korfmacher, Ph.D.

Associate Professor at Erikson Institute

Jon Korfmacher, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Erikson Institute, a graduate school in child development in Chicago, Illinois. For over 20 years his research has examined the implementation and outcome of early childhood interventions, parent engagement in early childhood services, and quality assessment, with an emphasis on workforce training and development. He has worked on numerous research trials focused on home visiting programs, including Nurse Family Partnership and Early Head Start, as well as other early childhood interventions. Dr. Korfmacher also consults nationally and internationally on early childhood home visiting research and practice.

He is a member of the Technical and Advisory Group for Home Visiting for the UNICEF Regional Office for Central and Eastern Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS). Dr. Korfmacher is also a member of the management team of the Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative (HARC), a national home visiting research network in the United States. He is the chair of the HARC Practice Based Research Network, a community of researchers and programs focused on studying essential questions of home visiting service delivery. Trained in his doctoral studies at the University of Minnesota as a clinical-child psychologist, he also directs and evaluates a training program in Illinois for mental health therapists using Child Parent Psychotherapy with families of young children exposed to trauma. Additionally, he collaborates with colleagues at Erikson on home-based child care quality initiatives.