Phyllis Magrab, PhD

 Phyllis Magrab, PhD

Phyllis Magrab, PhD

Dr. Phyllis Magrab, Professor of Pediatrics, is a well-known pediatric psychologist and director of the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD). This component of the pediatrics department brings together policy, research, and clinical practice for the betterment of children, youth and their families, especially those with special needs.

For more than 40 years, Dr. Magrab has provided service, conducted research, shaped policy, and trained future professionals on behalf of vulnerable children and their families. Dr. Magrab has written and edited twelve major books as well as numerous articles and chapters. These publications reflect her personal commitment to addressing health and education disparities in this country and around the globe. She has extensive international experience related to developing services and policies for children, especially children with special needs.

Among her many international activities, Dr. Magrab currently holds a UNESCO Chair, serves as the vice chair of the US-Afghan Women's Council (a public private partnership to advance the status of women and children in Afghanistan), and leads an international health and literacy effort.

The Phyllis R. Magrab Chair at Georgetown University was named for her and dedicated to the continuation of her work on behalf of vulnerable children.