Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D
The Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Graduate School of Education; Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital; and Director of Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child.
Awarded for his outstanding achievement in deepening the world’s understanding of the importance of the early years. He has raised awareness about how young children’s brains develop and about the critical role that parents and caregivers play in supporting and nurturing their children’s growth and learning. He has educated, inspired and motivated the world to think differently about young children and what they need to thrive.