Dana Suskind



Dana L. Suskind (born April 7, 1968) is a Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Chicago Medical Center (UChicago Medicine); director of UChicago Medicine's Pediatric Hearing Loss and Cochlear Implant program; and founder and co-director of the TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health at the University of Chicago. Suskind specializes in early childhood development and has conducted research on parents and caregivers' capacities to drive foundational brain development for children ages birth to three, particularly those born into poverty. Suskind currently serves as a member on the Advisory Council of Too Small to Fail.. Suskind has also developed a line of research with economist John A. List on threats to scalability. The work uses an economic model to address scale-up effects in public policies.