I received my Ph.D. in Human Sciences from Oklahoma State University (OSU) in 2021. My previous research was focused on understanding the influence of parenting on adolescent emotion regulation neurocircuitry and how this relationship may affect the development of adolescent psychopathology. This research utilized multimodal EEG-fMRI hyperscanning to understand dyadic emotion regulation processes. Currently, I am a postdoctoral associate in the Neurocognitive Development lab assisting with research investigating the impact of sleep transitions on cognitive development in pre-school aged children. Our work combines sleep EEG, MRI, actigraphy, and EMA to investigate interactions between sleep, memory and learning, and structural and functional brain development during the transition from biphasic to monophasic sleep.


  • Ph.D.
    Human Sciences
Research Methods
Research Interests
Cognitive development
Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

Current Students

Former Students

Neurocognitive Development Lab, ​​Biology/Psychology Building
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
eratlif2 [at] umd.edu