Ellen Pinderhughes, PhD, is a leading scholar in the field of adoption. She is a professor in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University, and is a developmental and clinical psychologist who has worked as a therapist and a clinical consultant. Her research focuses primarily on the complex interplay of family dynamics in adoptive and biological families with children at risk for problematic outcomes. With 30 years of research and clinical experience, she is nationally known for her work on older child adoptions, international adoptions and transracial adoptions. She serves on the editorial board of Adoption Quarterly, and has written extensively on adoption-related issues in books and journals.