I am a researcher exploring the intersection of cultural and psychological influences on mother-infant interaction, infant care practices, and maternal health behavior. I conduct research on mother-infant interaction locally and internationally and I work closely with local organizations to develop health education programs (e.g., skin-to-skin newborn care) to improve outcomes for mothers and infants in these communities. I am the founder and director of the nonprofit organization Nurturely – “The science and nature of nurturing” – dedicated to using research to design and improve maternal-infant health programs in communities around the world.