IAP Team: Graduate Students
Jenalee Doom is a Ph.D. student in the Developmental Psychopathology and Clinical Science program at the University of Minnesota, aiming to pursue her interests in the effects of early adversity on the stress system, immune system, and risk for later physical and mental health problems. Jena has been involved with the International Adoption Project since August 2011. She is currently studying the impact of nutrition and early adversity on growth, the immune system, and cognitive development in internationally adopted and Minnesota-born 5-year-olds. She is also involved in a project examining the interactions between early adversity, epigenetics, and behavior in adolescents.
Colleen Doyle is a Ph.D. student in the Developmental Psychopathology and Clinical Science Program at the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development. She has been working with the International Adoption Project since 2012. Her research interests focus on stress reactivity and how early experiences and environmental influences “get under the skin.” Colleen is also interested in how individual differences can be used to distinguish children who might benefit more from one intervention relative to another. Currently, she is involved in a Gunnar Lab project examining puberty as a possible period of heightened neural plasticity that may open a window of opportunity to recalibrate the stress system. Colleen received her BA from the University of Chicago in 2007, and, before switching careers, earned an MFA in poetry from Boston University.
Carrie DePasquale is a Ph.D. student in the Developmental Psychology program at the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development studying the affect of early life adversity on stress- and emotion-regulation. She has been working with the International Adoption Project since 2015. Her interests are mainly in how early life stressors can impact physiological and behavioral development, and how we can intervene to promote healthy development in at-risk populations. Currently, she is involved in the Transition into the Family study examining cortisol regulation and peer relations across childhood in internationally adopted children. Carrie received her B.S. in Neuroscience at the University of Delaware in 2015.
Brie M. Reid is a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow pursuing a Ph.D. in Child Development in the Institute of Child Development with a specialization in stress, epidemiology and nutrition. She holds an M.A. in Environmental Psychology and Design with a concentration in Global Health and Human Development from Cornell University and a B.A. from Cornell University. She is interested in the intersection of stress physiology and maternal and child health in contexts of risk. More specifically, her work examines the causes and consequences of malnutrition through the lens of stress physiology in children in the United States and internationally. While her past projects focused on health interventions for infants in sub-Saharan Africa, her current projects revolve around the impact of early adversity and growth stunting on children's growth, mental health, stress physiology, and immune system functioning.