My research focuses on the development of multiple components of self-regulation including executive function, emotion regulation, and stress physiology as well as the role of self-regulation in understanding and ameliorating disparities in health and academic outcomes among low-income and minority populations.
Currently, I am principal investigator of a study that aims to understand associations of neighborhood socioeconomic deprivation with early childhood obesity and determine the ways in which children’s family and neighborhood social context and executive function skills moderate or mediate these associations in both rural and urban contexts. I am also a co-investigator of a RCT of ParentCorps, a population-level family-centered, school-based intervention that aims to strengthen family engagement and attenuate the adverse effects of poverty on child development.
I hold a BA.Sc. in Cognitive Science from McGill University, an Ed.M. in Mind, Brain and Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from New York University. I completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Neuro-Epidemiology Training Program at Columbia University. My research has been published in numerous journals including Developmental Psychology and Psychoneuroendocrinology.
Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health
PhD from New York University
Developmental psychology. 2013 Jan; 49(1):127-137
Psychophysiology. 2016 Jan; 53(1):71-82
Child development perspectives. 2012 Jun; 6(2):122-128
Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2017 Jan 28; 78:142-150
Behavioral sciences. 2016 Dec 29; 7(1):
Brain & behavior. 2016 Oct; 6(10):e00531-e00531e00531
Developmental psychology. 2015 Sep; 51(9):1271-1277
Personality & individual differences. 2015 Jun 01; 79:1-6