Lisa Shanty, PhD, is an assistant research scientist at the Johns Hopkins School of Education. Her research and applied work have focused on early identification and intervention for developmental delays and disabilities in infants and toddlers, as well as the promotion of early childhood mental health. She is currently contributing to projects related to supporting school readiness for young children with disabilities, embedding social-emotional learning into early childhood systems, and early childhood workforce development and retention.

Prior to this role, Shanty gained clinical and research experience in various settings, including the Kennedy Krieger Institute, the University of Maryland NICU and follow-up clinic, Children’s National Medical Center, and UMBC’s Home Visiting Training Center. Most recently, she completed a fellowship with the IDEALS Institute and the Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services at the Maryland State Department of Education. Shanty holds a PhD and MA in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.