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Amanda is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Developmental Psychology program within the department of Psychology and Neuroscience. Amanda's research examines the unique and joint effects of chemical stressors (e.g., toxic metals) and non-chemical stressors (e.g., maternal psychopathology, poverty) on early child cognitive and socioemotional development. She is especially interested in studying how early caregiving and behavioral factors, like cognitive enrichment and diet, may offset the effects of early physical stressors. Amanda is earning a minor in epidemiology and previously earned an MSPH from JHSPH in Population, Family, and Reproductive Health.

Research Interests

Developmental programming; child development; environmental exposures; caregiving environments


Keely Muscatell, Rebecca Fry