I am a Prevention Scientist with a background in Family Science, Family Therapy, and primary care research. My overarching goal is to improve public health by supporting parents in raising healthy children. I am pursing this goal through research to foster engagement in and create sustainable access to effective parenting interventions and support, with an emphasis on highly stressed families. This research agenda includes gaining a better understanding of the role of parent-child relationships in developmental pathways, understanding the intersection of trauma and parent-child interactions, and evaluating the effectiveness and implementation of parenting programs.
I am currently Research Faculty at the Institute for Translational Research in Children's Mental Health at the University of Minnesota.