The Center for Behavioral Health presented several posters at InCHIP’s Annual Meeting and Research Showcase! Click here to check out the presentations page.
Dr. Katie Newkirk is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Center for Behavioral Health at Connecticut Children’s. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2018 from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, where she researched working parents’ mental health and relationships across the transition to parenthood, with attention to how employment factors and family processes during this life stage are related to parents’ mental health and children’s developmental outcomes. Her dissertation addressed how postpartum depression and comorbid anxiety are related to father involvement in childcare. Her research interests include parents’ mental health in the context of work and family life, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, family behavioral health integration with medical care, and trajectories of depression and anxiety at different points across the lifespan. Her current research focuses on parents’ work and adolescent mental health, and predictors of trajectories of depression and anxiety during adolescence and early adulthood. We are excited to have Dr. Newkirk join our team!
Anna Vannucci and Dr. Christine Ohannessian were featured in Connecticut Children’s Research Digest for the article entitled, “Social media use subgroups differentially predict psychosocial well-being during early adolescence”. Please click here for the full report and click here for the link to the article abstract.