As a developmental psychologist, Dr. Marchman's main areas of research are language development, language disorders, and early childhood development. Her specific interests include individual differences in typically-developing and late-talking children. She has worked extensively with the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories (CDIs), developing the CDI Scoring program and serving on the CDI Advisory Board. Her current studies explore links between children's language processing skill, early learning environments, and individual differences in language development in monolingual and bilingual learners from diverse backgrounds. In addition to conducting studies that have a basic science focus, she is Director of Program Evaluation for the Habla Conmigo project, overseeing the evaluation of parenting intervention programs designed to facilitate caregiver engagement in Latina mothers and their young children. She lives in Sunnyvale with her husband and son, while her daughter and Oliver, her black cat, are away at college. When she is not at the lab, she enjoys gardening and rooting for her favorite baseball team - Go Giants!.
Ph.D. Psychology, University of California Berkeley