|Current Institution/Organizational Affiliation||
University of California, Davis
|Short description of research interests (max 100 words)||
My research focuses on socio-emotional, cognitive and behavioral correlates of stress, self-regulation, and developmental/neural plasticity in at-risk populations in low-income countries as well as domestically. My work explores continuity and change in developmental trajectories where biology intersects with context. I’m particularly interested in biopsychosocial processes involved in the intergenerational transmission of violence and poverty and how interventions might break this vicious cycle. My research seeks to understanding the mechanisms through which interventions effect change, and how to best tailor interventions to the individual needs reflected in psychophysiological profiles.