Reich's scholarship explores direct and indirect influences (i.e., transactions) on the child, specifically through the family, online, and school environment. Her research on the family has focused on parenting behaviors and the direct and moderational influences of maternal knowledge, efficacy, support, and home and community environment on development. In conjunction with colleagues, she has created a series of baby books to help first-time mothers and fathers with young children (9 to 30 months of age) who speak English or Spanish read books designed specifically for their babies. Reich is director of the School's Development in Social Context Lab.
Diaz currently is a research associate at Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL). Her research focuses on understanding and improving the individual and ecological factors that influence the school readiness and educational experiences of children and families from diverse backgrounds. She holds a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from Oregon State University. Before she joined SEAL, Diaz was a postdoctoral researcher in the UCI School of Education from 2016 to 2019.