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BIDIP is a professional organization founded in 1973. Approved by the Massachusetts Department of Education, it brings together a multi-disciplinary group of clinicians and researchers in the fields of infant-parent development. Its mission is to provide educational forums that develop a comprehensive understanding of the infant-parent relationship, focusing on the nature nurture interactions from a psychosocial, genetic perspective. The Board of Directors and Advisory Board has representation from every major teaching/hospital facility and program in the Boston area. These BIDIP Board professionals are active in research, clinical and academic programs within these Boston centers.


Arnold M. Kerzner, MD
Founder of BIDIP

Claudia Yellin, PhD

Marcia Melanson, MSW

Board of Directors

Marcia Melanson, LICSW*
Sharon Ray, Sc.D.,OTR/L
Jean Ashland, PhD, CCC-SLP*
Teresa Kohlenberg, MD*
Ann Easterbrooks, PhD*
Peggy Kaufmann, MEd, LICSW
Frances V. Mervyn, PhD*

Advisory Board

Heidelise Als, PhD
Margaret L. Bauman, MD
Deborah Lisansky Beck, LICSW
C.F. Zachariah Boukydis, PhD
T. Berry Brazelton, MD
Stanley D. Klein, PhD
Lewis P. Lipsitt, PhD
Sally A Mack, LICSW
Jack P. Shonkoff, MD
Gerald Stechler, PhD
Muriel Sugarman, MD*
Edward Z. Tronick, PhD
Yvette Yatchmink, MD, PhD*
Barry S. Zuckerman, MD

*Past Presidents

Updated 8/20/12

Boston Institute for the Development of Infants and Parents
One Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459
617-327-6777 x1492

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