Lindsay Chase-Lansdale Recognized by American Association for the Advancement of Science

Lindsay Chase-Lansdale Recognized by American Association for the Advancement of Science

Lindsay Chase-Lansdale

Professor Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, a former American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Congressional Science Fellow, is being featured on the AAAS website this month as part of the 40th anniversary celebration for the organization’s Science & Technology Policy Fellowships program. Her profile is featured at

The AAAS "40 @ 40" initiative highlights one fellow from each class of fellows, and Chase-Lansdale is the featured fellow from the 1981-82 class. The 40 @ 40 website features brief biographical sketches about select fellows’ science contributions to policy.

AAAS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. AAAS, which also publishes Science magazine, administers Science & Technology Policy Fellowships in five program areas to provide the opportunity for accomplished scientists and engineers to participate in the federal policymaking process while learning firsthand about the intersection of science and policy. These fellowships in congressional offices and executive branch agencies are highly competitive and use a peer-review selection process

“The network of nearly 3,000 scientists and engineers who have been through the S&T Policy Fellowships is a wonderful demonstration of civic engagement to apply science to inform and support policy,” says Cynthia Robinson, director of Science & Technology Fellowships for the AAAS.

Chase-Lansdale is a professor of human development and social policy at the School of Education and Social Policy and Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) at Northwestern University. She was the first developmental psychologist to be tenured in a public policy school in the United States, as well as the founding director of Cells to Society (C2S): The Center on Social Disparities and Health at IPR.

She specializes in multidisciplinary research on social issues and how they affect families and the development of children, youth, and adults. Much of her work addresses family strengths that lead to children's positive social and educational outcomes in the context of family economic hardship.

Chase-Lansdale is a fellow in the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science and a member of the National Academy of Education. She is the recipient of the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) Social Policy Award as well as the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Award for Distinguished Contributions to Public Policy for Children. She has recently been awarded the Ascend Fellowship of the Aspen Institute, a program designed to bring innovative leaders together to take a two-generation approach in policy, practice and research. She chairs the Visiting Committee of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and she serves on the National Advisory Committee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program.

By Marilyn Sherman
Last Modified: 4/1/13