Barbara DeBaryshe has been a faculty member at the Center on the Family since 1994. She is a developmental psychologist by training and has been privileged to bring this perspective to multidisciplinary collaborations in the areas of early childhood education, developmental psychopathology, and early childhood health. She has received over $6 million in grants and contracts as principal investigator and participated as a co-investigator on many other projects. Dr. DeBaryshe has evaluated child health and Native Hawaiian education programs and serves on community advisory boards relating to child and family wellbeing. Her current research addresses early childhood literacy, professional development models for preschool teachers, family educational involvement, and the early learning system in Hawaiʻi. Dr. DeBaryshe is a cooperating graduate faculty member in the Departments of Educational Psychology, Psychology, and Curriculum Studies.