Current Lab

Alison Miller, PhD

Principal Investigator

Dr. Miller is a developmental psychologist who studies risk and resilience in children and families. Dr. Miller is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education (HBHE) in the UM School of Public Health. She was previously in the Department of Psychiatry (Division of Child and Family Psychiatry) at Brown Medical School.

Sara Stein, PhD, LMSW

American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellow

Sara is an American Heart Association postdoctoral fellow. The central aim of her research is to identify mechanisms of trauma-related risk transmission across generations to increase effectiveness of evidence-based treatments and mitigate detrimental long-term physical and mental health outcomes in families and children. Sara is also currently a fully licensed, practicing clinical social worker in the State of Michigan with expertise in the treatment of complex trauma.

Hurley Riley, MPH

Lab Manager

Hurley received his MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in 2019. He also has a BS in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience from U-M. Prior to rejoining the lab in 2017, Hurley contributed to various projects at the Center for Human Growth and Development involving child media use. He is interested in child development, specifically health behaviors related to child obesity such as sleep and eating. 

Liz Ludwig-Borycz, MPH

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Liz is a current Ph.D. student at University of Michigan studying Nutritional Epidemiology. She joined the lab in August 2019. Liz earned her M.P.H. from the University of Michigan in Global Health Epidemiology in May 2019. Prior to attending graduate school, Liz worked as a Global Health Practitioner for four years after completing her B.A. in Political Science at the University of Michigan in 2013

Phoebe Trout

Research Assistant

Phoebe graduated from the University of California at Davis in 2016. She is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health and Master of Public Policy dual-degree at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the Child Health and Development Lab in September 2019, Phoebe worked in clinical programming at the Center for Youth Wellness, and in non-profit microfinance at Kiva.org, both in San Francisco, CA. Her interests center around social determinants of health, public education access and quality, and social mobility.

Andrea Daniel

Behavioral Coder

Andrea has been a part of the research team for the past eight years. She joined the lab in 2012 as an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan and has since received her B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology and German. Currently, she is a M.D. candidate in her final year at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Some of her interests include preventative medicine and global health.

Xin Rong Dong

Behavioral Coder

Xin is an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan double majoring in Asian Studies and Psychology. She is interested in how diasporas and multicultural experiences affects child development and health. 

Maggie Lloyd

Behavioral Coder

Maggie is an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. She joined the lab in 2019 because she wanted to learn more about research concerning childhood growth and development.

Ruby Zheng

Behavioral Coder

Ruby is an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan majoring in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience. She joined the lab in September 2021 because she wanted to learn more about the effects of early adversity on childhood development and how it can be combated to improve health outcomes.

Lisset De La Rosa

Behavioral Coder

Lisset is an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan pursuing a dual-major in Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience and Romance Languages and Literatures. She joined the lab in September 2021 because she wanted to learn more about how children and families are impacted by health care disparities and the ways that we can support them to improve health outcomes.

Chris Giang

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Chris is an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan who plans on majoring in Public Health. He joined the lab in April 2021. His interests center around behavioral responses to grief, loss, and coping seen particularly in children and families.

Allison Choe

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Allison is an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan majoring in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience, with a minor in Community Action and Social Change. She joined the lab in April 2021. Allison is passionate about youth mental health, and she is interested in creating more equitable mental health care. She is also interested in social determinants of health, and how they can be addressed to improve the physical and mental well-being of children and families.

%d bloggers like this: