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Graduate Students

Abigail Laufer

Abigail Laufer Rosen

Graduate Student
Entry Year: 2013-2014
Faculty Mentor(s): Fred Rogosch

Research Overview

My research is focused on the impact of early exposure to trauma on the development of psychopathology in high-risk children and adolescents. In particular, I am currently investigating the effects of child maltreatment on internalizing and externalizing problem behaviors, and the ways in which community violence, domestic violence, and other adverse life events might compound the effects of child abuse and neglect. I am also currently involved in a clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of interpersonal psychotherapy for the treatment of depression in disadvantaged adolescent girls, with and without a history of maltreatment.


  • Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Fellowship, University of Rochester (2013 - present)
  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Fellowship (2011 - 2013)

Previous Education

Vassar College, B.A., 2010
Concentration: Psychology