225 Humphrey School
Social Policy Area

Cathy Momo Hayakawa

Research Associate

Momo Hayakawa is a Research Associate with the Human Capital Research Collaborative at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Hayakawa received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology with a specialization in prevention science from the University of Minnesota. Much of her research has examined mechanisms underlying the impact of early parent involvement on children's academic outcomes within the Chicago Longitudinal Study of the Child-Parent Centers. She is particularly interested in understanding the differential impact of school vs. home involvement and engagement and culturally sensitive implementation of parent involvement and engagement intervention programs during early childhood. Her recent work involves the implementation of a parent involvement and engagement program across 30 schools in the Midwest Child-Parent Center program - funded by the U.S. Department of Education Investments in Innovation (i3) Grant.