About the author:

My research examines brain development underlying emotional behavior in humans. In particular, our laboratory investigates the interplay between caregiving and brain development.

What I want to achieve:

I aim to contribute to our knowledge of socio-emotional development in the hopes that this science continues our focus on the important role that early social experiences play in development.

My previous positions:

2017-2023: Program Co-Chair: Society for Research in Child Development

2020- : Associate Editor: American Journal of Psychiatry

2017- : Child Mind Institute’s Scientific Research Council (SRC) Member

2017- : Member, Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives (DABI)

Awards & accomplishments:

2020- : Fellow of the Society of Experimental Psychologists

2020: National Academy of Sciences, Troland Award

2018: Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science

2017:  Irene Jakob Memorial Lecture Award, U of Pittsburgh

2015: American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology

2013:  Distinguished Teaching Award – UCLA Psychology

2013: “CEHD 23” Rising Alumni Award, U of Minnesota, College of Education & Human Development

2011: NIMH “BRAINS” Award Recipient

2010: Developmental Science Early Career Researcher Prize

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