Polly Palumbo, Ph.D., a research psychologist by training and experience, founded Momma Data to monitor claims in the media about the latest scientific evidence on children and parenting. As a research consultant, she reviews and decodes studies for parents, educators, journalists and organizations. In the past she has conducted and collaborated on numerous research projects in psychology, health and education across academia, government and the private sector and has co-authored articles in leading academic journals and texts. As an outspoken critic of the parenting media, the only thing she enjoys better than reading a great study is debunking a bad one. It's her mission to flush out misinformation in the media and coach parents how to judge news and evidence about kids.