Dr. Faith Lamb-Parker

Executive Director of the CCRE, Senior Research Scientist

Faith Lamb-Parker is a Senior Research Scientist at Bank Street College of Education, New York City, where she directs the Center for Culturally Responsive Practice at Bank Street. She was formerly the Director of the National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness, also at Bank Street College.  Prior to 2011, Dr. Lamb-Parker was Assistant Clinical Professor of Public Health at Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, where she conducted research/evaluation, taught child development and social policy, and directed the international and domestic practicum program. She has over 25 years of experience in community-based research, where she uses her skills as a mental health professional to develop and implement evidence-based programs for disenfranchised communities and families and children.

She works internationally in South Africa, Liberia, and Bangladesh where she conducts interventions and evaluations related to child development, education and care; professional training and community development; integrated system development for young children and families; and undergraduate and graduate educational programs. Her publications focus on health and mental health issues, and culturally responsive strength-based practices and programs for low-income families with young children. Dr. Lamb-Parker received her PhD in clinical psychology from the New School for Social Research and a MS in early childhood development from City College of New York.