Research Director

Project Director

Project Scientist

Center for Public Policy Research
2020 Research Park Drive, Suite 130

DavisCA 95618

Office Phone(530) 297-4441


  1. Dr. Cordon is Research Director and Assistant Project Scientist at the Center for Public Policy Research at the University of California (UC), Davis. She has conducted research and published numerous articles, chapters and reports on such topics as child maltreatment, children in court, child welfare, juvenile delinquency, memory development, and emotion processing. Dr. Cordon received a Bachelor’s degree from UCLA (summa cum laude); a Master’s degree from California State University, Northridge; and a Ph.D. from UC Davis. She then served as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Minnesota, Harvard Medical School, and Children’s Hospital, Boston. Dr. Cordon’s educational background includes training in developmental psychology, developmental neuroscience, statistics and research methods and design. She also served as part-time faculty at California State University, Sacramento.