Kiren Chaudhry: Interventionist Kiren graduated from Wayne State University in 2015 with dual degrees in Psychology and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. Prior to graduation she worked at the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute and the Family Emotion Lab, jobs which both inspired a passionate interest in developmental psychology. She joined the Child Health and Development Lab in 2017 as an Interventionist for ABC Brain Games. In the future she hopes to pursue graduate study in clinical psychology with a research focus that would allow her to incorporate her background in Gender Studies.
Katy Clark, MA: Lab Coordinator
Katy joined the lab in January 2017 after 15 years of managing a research lab on the long-term effects of iron deficiency in infancy. Katy received her B.A. from Duke University and her M.A. in Early Childhood Education from the University of British Columbia where she studied as a J. William Fulbright Scholar. Katy is a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) through the Society of Clinical Research Associates.
Sharon Lo, Ph.D.: Postdoctoral Fellow
Sharon Lo completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Michigan State University. Through a clinical residency at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, she developed expertise working with children, teens, and families, particularly those struggling with anxiety and self-regulation challenges. Dr. Lo has extensive training in cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and mindfulness-based interventions with children and adolescents. Her research focuses on the basic maturational processes of self-regulation skills in young children and how early variation in these skills contribute to different developmental trajectories.
Hurley Riley III: Intern/Research Assistant
Hurley is currently pursuing an MPH at the University of Michigan School of Public Health in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education. Hurley graduated from the University of Michigan in April 2017 with a B.S. in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience. Prior to rejoining the lab in February 2017, Hurley has contributed to various projects at the Center for Human Growth and Development involving child media use. He is interested in studying and promoting health behaviors that may reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity.
Sara Miller, MPH: Research Assistant
Sara joined the team in June of 2016 as a research assistant for the ABC Brain Games Study. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Neuroscience and Psychology and recently completed her MPH. Her interests are in developmental psychology with a focus in emotion regulation and the life course perspective.