Kimberly Diamond-Berry, PhD
Director of Early Childhood Applied Practice
Dr. Kimberly Diamond-Berry is Director of Early Childhood Applied Practice at the HighScope Educational Research Foundation. She joined HighScope in August 2017 and her role has been to strengthen the research-practice-policy link in the organization, locally, and across the state of Michigan. Dr. Diamond-Berry helps develop and implement processes that ensure the translation of the science of early childhood into current practice and policies. She supports dissemination and communication efforts concerning new findings and evidence about approaches, curricula, and interventions that work best for young children and those who care for, support, and teach them in educational settings. She also partners with local and statewide early childhood stakeholders to raise awareness of early childhood issues through informal and formal meetings, forums and conferences.
Before joining HighScope, Dr. Diamond-Berry was the Senior Technical Assistance Specialist with the Quality Improvement Center for Research-Based Infant-Toddler Court Teams (QIC-CT) at ZERO TO THREE. She has spent more than 30 years advocating, in various capacities, for the healthy development of children of all ages and their families through multicultural counseling, community psychology, private practice, and in educational settings. She has lectured and been an adjunct professor of counseling and psychology at Loyola University Chicago, Northern Virginia Community College, and Bowie State University. A licensed clinical psychologist and an endorsed Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Mentor, Dr. Diamond-Berry received her doctorate in counseling psychology from Loyola University Chicago.