Kyle DeMeo Cook

Research Assistant Professor

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Dr. Kyle DeMeo Cook is a research assistant professor in the Educational Leadership & Policy Studies Department and the Center on the Ecology of Early Development (CEED) at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Her research focuses on using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods approaches to better understand early childhood policy topics, such as access to early education and childcare, the transition to kindergarten, and collaborations between early education and K–12. She has conducted research in nonprofit and academic settings, and taught research methods courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Dr. Cook has extensive experience working in partnership with state and local agencies, school districts, early education programs and other leaders to design, conduct, and disseminate education research that is requested and relevant to policymakers and practitioners. Her research has been funded by the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the United States Department of Health and Human Services, and the Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE). She has been awarded multiple grants and contracts from OPRE to study Early Head Start services, the transition from Head Start to kindergarten, and collaboration between Head Start programs and K-12. In 2020 she was named an Early Career Scholar for the New York City Early Childhood Research Network. Her research has been published in top journals in the field including Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Journal of Educational Psychology, and Children & Youth Services Review. In addition, she produces reports, briefs, blogs, and other products that support dissemination to policymakers and practitioners.

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PhD, Applied Developmental & Educational Psychology, Boston College

MEd, Educational Research, Measurement & Evaluation, Boston College

BA, Human Development, Boston College

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