I received my Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Science from the University of Georgia in 2022. My research focuses on examining the impact of early life stress in multiple ecological contexts (e.g., family, school, neighborhood, etc.) on children’s socio-emotional, behavioral, and neurocognitive development. In addition, I seek to explore and identify multilevel processes and protective factors that elucidate the developmental mechanisms of resilience among children in adverse contexts. I am currently assisting with and collaborating on the Healthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) study. We seek to understand the downstream influences of environmental risks, such as perinatal exposure to substances, on trajectories of brain development, as well as identify resilience-promoting factors.
Areas of Interest
- Prenatal and Early Life Stress; Resilience; Learning and Memory; Behavioral and Socioemotional Development; Risk Behaviors and Psychopathology; Neuroimaging
Ph.D.Human Development and Family Science