Hirokazu YoshikawaPanel MemberHirokazu Yoshikawa is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at New York University, in community psychology.His
research has included work on long-term effects of early childhood programs, improvement of mental health and prevention services in early childhood programs and the development of competence in urban adolescents in poverty.Currently, in collaboration with the Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation
is exploring effects of welfare reform and anti-poverty policies on parents' employment experiences and child development.In addition, he
is carrying out research on culturally anchored approaches to community-wide HIV prevention among Asian / Pacific Islander populations in New York City.Dr. Yoshikawa has served as consultant to the Administration on Children Youth and Families, the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Head Start Association, where he concentrated on efforts to improve the mental health, preventive and research capacities of Head Start.He most recently served on the Advisory Committee on Head Start Research and Evaluation, which was appointed to develop a research design for the Congressionally-mandated, national impact evaluation of Head Start.