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.
Professional Honors and Awards
- Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Fellowship, University of Rochester (2013 - present)
- Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Fellowship (2011 - 2013)
Vassar College, B.A., 2010