Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal

Professor, University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychology

Senior Scientist, Learning Research & Development Center



Research Interests

Impact of key contexts that support learning and socioemotional development during the transition to school and the elementary school years.

Community & Family-based Learning Learning Opportunities Minoritized Groups Socio-cultural Factors

Related Research Areas

Developmental Processes and Outcomes Educational Opportunities, Equity, & Attainment

Recent Publications

Binning, K. R., Blatt, L., Chen, S., & Votruba-Drzal, E. (2021). Going to college with a posse: How having high school peers on campus supports college achievement. AERA Open, 7. 1-18.

Betancur, L., Maldonado-Carreño, C., Votruba-Drzal, E. & Bernal, R. (2021). Measuring preschool quality in low- and middle-income countries: Validity of the ECERS-R in Colombia. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 54(1), 86-98.

Coley, R.L., Spielvogel, B., Kruzik, C., Miller, P., Betancur, L., & Votruba-Drzal, E. (2021). Explaining income disparities in young children’s development: The role of community contexts and family processes. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 55, 295 – 311.

Whitfield, K., Betancur, L., Miller, P., & Votruba-Drzal, E. (2021). Longitudinal links between income dynamics and young adult socioeconomic and behavioral health outcomes.

Blatt, L. & Votruba-Drzal, E.(2021). District-level school choice and racial/ethnic test score gaps. American Educational Research Journal.

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