Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me. I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California Irvine, and at the UCLA Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology. I am a clinical scientist and child & adolescent psychologist who studies the impact of childhood experiences, such as childhood abuse and parenting styles, on physical and mental health across the lifespan. To examine these relationships, I have focused on multiple mechanisms including the structure and function of the brain, information processing patterns, neuroendocrine functioning, social and behavioral regulation of stress, affect, and the immune system. My research is currently funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health to examine the role of behavioral and inflammatory responses to stress in risk for adolescent depression.

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