Kathryn L. Humphreys
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Development
Dr. Humphreys trained as a clinical psychologist and has expertise in infant mental health. Her work centers on identifying pathways to psychopathology and other negative outcomes. Given the importance of early experience and plasticity of the developing brain, she focuses on caregiving experiences in early life, with a particular interest in identifying targets for prevention and intervention programs. Her research includes tools from neuroscience, including magnetic resonance imaging, in infants, children, and adults, as well as biological markers of aging and health.
†Humphreys, K. L., †LeMoult, J., Wear, J. G., Piersiak, H. A., Lee., A., & Gotlib, I. H. (in press). Child maltreatment and depression: A meta-analysis of studies using the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire. Child Abuse & Neglect.
Humphreys, K. L., Sisk, L. S., Mancszak, E. M., Lin, J., & Gotlib, I. H. (in press). Depressive symptoms predict change in telomere length and mitochondrial DNA copy number across adolescence. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2019.09.031
Humphreys, K. L. (2019). Future directions in the study and treatment of parent–child separation. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 48, 166-178. doi:10.1080/15374416.2018.1534209
Humphreys, K. L., King, L. S., Sacchet, M. D., Camacho, M. C., Colich, N. L., Ordaz, S. J., Ho, T. C., & Gotlib, I. H. (2019). Evidence for a sensitive period in the effects of early life stress on hippocampal volume. Developmental Science, 22, e12775. doi:10.1111/desc.12775
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