Associate Professor, Health Promotion
Department of Health Promotion and Behavior, College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center
Abbie Raikes's career has focused on applying the science of child development and public health to national and global issues facing young children. She has population-based early childhood data experience with application as a United Nations staff member, leading a UNICEF, UNESCO, Brookings Institute and World Bank initiative on child development in low and middle income countries. Raikes's work focuses on early childhood development and the role of ecological systems in affecting it – including quality of children’s learning environments and their exposure to environmental influences on learning and development — primarily in the United States, Africa and Latin America.