MICHAEL COHEN | PH.D.
Michael’s interest in mental health, crisis, trauma and education, combined with his expertise in the field of children and media, led to his role in New York City’s post-9/11 recovery. He counseled both Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and New York City School Chancellor Harold Levy on the effects of trauma in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks, and was the principal investigator of the seminal study, “The Mental Health Impact of the World Trade Center Attack on New York City School Children.”
He has published papers on theoretical aspects of applied research and has presented his findings at both national and international conferences and organizations such as AERA, ESOMAR, Society for Research and Child Development (SRCD), American Education Research Association (AERA), KidPower, and The World Association of Public Opinion Research (WAPOR).
Michael serves on executive board for the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. He taught at the Yale School of management and the Children’s Study Center at City University of New York (CUNY). He holds a PhD in psychology from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Additionally, Dr. Michael Cohen is a published poet.
AMY SISKIND | PH.D.
SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
CARMINA MARCIAL | M.A.
Carmina Marcial is a Research Director at MCG and the Account Manager of the firm’s research activities for Project LAMP. Carmina has led numerous formative studies to help inform the development of the children’s media properties for both the previous and current round of the Ready To Learn Program. She also helped plan and conduct the summative research, evaluating the educational efficacy of properties created for an earlier Ready To Learn cooperative agreement. Carmina is fluent in Spanish and holds an M.A. in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University’s Teachers College, and a B.A. in Communications from Tulane University.