Renee Charlifue-Smith

Doctoral Student

Renee Charlifue-Smith is pursuing her doctorate in child, youth, and family studies with a concentration in inclusive early childhood education from the University of Colorado Denver. Renee’s research interests include the assessment of young children, routines-based intervention, and transdisciplinary teaming. Prior to starting her doctorate, Renee earned her bachelor’s degree in communication speech communication from the University of Southern Colorado, and her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Ohio University.

Renee has previously worked as a senior instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and has been with the JFK Partners since 1990, where she is the Speech-Language Pathology Discipline Director and the ENRICH Early Intervention Team coordinator. Renee also recently completed an Irving Harris Mid-Career Fellowship in Infant Mental Health and Child Development.