Chief, Child Development and Behavior Branch
Peggy McCardle is chief of the Child Development and Behavior Branch at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) at the National Institutes of Health. A former classroom teacher, Dr. McCardle has also served as faculty at various universities and worked as a speech language pathologist.
At NICHD, in addition to overseeing the branch, Dr. McCardle directs the Language, Bilingualism, and Biliteracy Program. She also developed the branch programs in adolescent and adult literacy.
Dr. McCardle was the lead editor of the volumes The Voice of Evidence in Reading Research; Childhood Bilingualism; and Infant Pathways to Language: Methods, Models, and Research Directions. She was also the lead author of Reading Research in Action: A Teacher’s Guide for Student Success and has served as guest editor of thematic journal issues on reading, bilingualism, and English language learner research.