Dr. Yoshikawa is the Courtney Sale Ross Professor of Globalization and Education, and a University Professor at New York University. He conducts research on the effects of programmes and policies related to early childhood development, immigration and poverty on child and youth development. He co-directs the NYU Global TIES for Children Center. He directs the research and evaluation of the MacArthur 100&Change partnership between Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee to provide ECD programming to Syrian refugee and host communities in the Middle East and the LEGO Foundation funded Play to Learn initiative, providing ECD programming to refugee and displaced populations such as the Rohingya in Bangladesh, Syrian refugees in the Middle East, and Venezuelan refugees in Colombia. He is a member of the Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel of FCDO, the World Bank, UNICEF, and USAID as well as the US National Board of Education Sciences.