Dr. Maria Conceição do Rosário is an associate professor at the Federal University of Sao Paulo (UNIFESP) and adjunct professor at the Yale Child Study Center. Her expertise is in child and developmental psychiatry, and she has conducted research on obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and tic disorders. She coordinates the Early Childhood Attention Program (PAPI) in Brazil, an interdisciplinary team of people dedicated to developing and implementing strategies for promoting early childhood development. More recently, she has worked with early childhood development and the impact evaluation of intervention programs developed for parents and teachers of pre-school children on the promotion of child’s integral development. Working with partners from the Mother-Child Education Foundation (AÇEV) and the Yale Child Study Center, she is focused on the implementation of parent and teacher support programs in Brazil.
Dr. Rosário received her medical degree in Bahia, Brazil, her PhD in Science from the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil, and completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Child Study Center at Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA.