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Jennifer Hays-Grudo, Ph.D.


Trauma, Stress, Development

Degree: PhD
Broad Expertise/Interests:
  • Development psychology
  • Effects of early adversity on cognitive
  • Social and emotional development and subsequent health behavior
  • Protective factors in the social and physical environment that promote resilience
  • Intergenerational transmission of adversity
  • Interdisciplinary models
  • Self-report
  • Observational methods
Seeking Collaborators with Skill Sets:
  • Neuroimaging
  • Animal models of early life stress
  • Epigenetics
Research Interests: My goals are to build interdisciplinary collaborations among the diverse disciplines investigating the processes and mechanisms of adversity and resilience. As director of an NIH-funded COBRE, I am charged with building research infrastructure and supporting the development of independent researchers. The goals of the Brain Initiative, creating a neuroscience program at OSU, is an integral component of this work.
Funding in the Last Three Years:

NIGMS P20, Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Adversity, 2016-2021, $11.3M

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