Julia Torquati

Breakout Speaker

Julia Torquati, PhD

Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Professor, Buffett Community Chair in Infant Mental Health


Julia has supported the development of early care and education professionals through education and research for almost 30 years. Her research focuses on young children’s social-emotional development, in particular the role of caregiving relationships and natural environments (I.e., nature) on self-regulation and executive functions. She currently teaches courses on infant mental health, and methods for working with infants, toddlers, and their families.