Profile Information

Name

Alice Wuermli

Current Institution/Organizational Affiliation

University of California, Davis

Current Occupation

Student, Consultant

Topics

Early Childhood Development, Parenting, Youth livelihoods & skills, Mental health, Employment

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.