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Kathryn L. Humphreys

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Development

Dr. Kathryn Humphreys is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Development at Vanderbilt University. She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology and has expertise in infant and early childhood mental health and developmental neuroscience. Her research program consists of both basic and applied work, with more than 150 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters on child development, adversity, and caregiving. Her work is funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, and private foundations. Dr. Humphreys is the recipient of several early career awards, including the NSF CAREER Award, the NIMH Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (NIMH BRAINS) award, and the Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions from the Association for Psychological Science.