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Eliza Loren Purdue, BA

Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator
HOPE National Resource Center


Eliza Loren Purdue, BA (née Loren McCullough) is the Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator at the HOPE National Resource Center located in the Center for Community-Engaged Medicine at Tufts Medicine. She has dedicated her professional career to disseminating the HOPE framework and understanding how positive childhood experiences (PCEs) support and benefit families and communities. Eliza conducts trainings for organizations, facilitators, stakeholders, and large public audiences to spread the HOPE framework across the country and the world.

As a researcher, Eliza analyzed data from HOPE’s Family Snapshots, a post-pandemic family survey project, and is a frequent author of HOPE publications, most recently Predictors of Corporal Punishment during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Before joining HOPE, she worked on several projects in the greater Boston area studying how experiences shape brain development and future health outcomes that are associated with childhood experiences.

With a background in early developmental psychology and health research, Eliza received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Boston University. She currently lives in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband and overly friendly dog.

Education and Training

BA, Psychology
Boston University, Boston, MA

Predictors of Corporal Punishment during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sege R, Purdue EL, Burstein D, Niolon PH, Swedo EA, Hurley TP, Prasad K, Klika B.
Pediatr Rep. 2024 April 19. 16(2): 300-312. DOI: 10.3390/pediatric16020026

Childcare Disruptions and Parental Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Xu C, Purdue EL, Sege R, Sweigart B, Burstein D.
J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2024 Jan. 45(1): e21-30. DOI: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000001241

Protective factors associated with reduced substance use and depression among gender minority teens

Burstein D, Purdue EL, Jones J, Breeze J, Chen Y, Sege R.
J LGBT Youth. 2023 Jul 2. DOI: 10.1080/19361653.2023.2230462

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“They never saw a child”: Ruby Bridges and the Adultification of Black Girls

To this day, young Black girls are perceived to be less needing of love and leniency and less innocent than their peers. They are pushed toward adulthood long before their childhood years have begun to end.

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