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IAP Team: Staff

Jennifer Armerding earned a master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University, New York, following her undergraduate education in Psychology at New York University. She has research experience in a variety of areas within developmental psychology, and has also worked in clinical settings with children, adults, and families. She is interested in the impact of early adverse caregiving on neurological, relational and socio-emotional development.

Contact: 612-624-9322 or pubertystudy.umn@gmail.com

Bonny Donzella is a Senior Research Fellow in the Gunnar Laboratory, and is actively involved in the International Adoption Project. She earned a Masters degree from the State University of New York at Albany, and was trained in psychophysiological techniques and the study of emotion at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since 1995, Bonny has worked with Dr. Megan Gunnar on studies of the physiology of stress regulation and temperament.

Contact: 612-624-4351 or donze001@umn.edu

Jan Goodwalt, R.N., graduated from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Minneapolis, MN. She spent her nursing career at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul, MN as an obstetrical nurse, preceptor, and educator until retirement in 2013. She joined the Gunnar Lab in 2013 and is currently involved with the Puberty Study.

Contact: 612-624-9322 or pubertystudy.umn@gmail.com

Terri Jones, R.N., graduated from Mercy College and Drake University with a degree in Nursing. Her work history includes Open Heart Surgery, Cardiac Nursing, and most recently at the University of Minnesota in the Hypertension and Endocrine Clinics. After taking time to raise her daughter she became actively engaged in nonprofit leadership and focused on program development in the areas of healthcare, ethics, humanitarianism, spirituality and children. She continues to collaborate with the Minnesota Children’s Museum as well as a research RN.

Contact: 612-624-9322 or pubertystudy.umn@gmail.com

Alyssa Miller is an undergraduate student studying child psychology at the University of Minnesota. She will soon be pursuing a graduate degree in clinical social work with a goal of working with children with behavioral and emotional problems. She has been working in the Gunnar Human Development Psychobiology Lab on the International Adoption Project since fall 2010.

Contact: 612-626-8949 or mill5420@umn.edu

Shanna Mliner has worked on research projects in the Gunnar Laboratory since 1998, and is actively involved in the International Adoption Project as a Senior Research Fellow. She earned a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education and a bachelor's degree in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Shanna also holds Minnesota teaching licenses in both Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education.

Contact: 612-624-4351 or newma039@umn.edu

Bao Moua started working in the Gunnar Laboratory as an undergraduate assistant. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Child Psychology at the University of Minnesota in 2008. She is responsible for maintaining the Minnesota International Adoption Project Registry.

Contact: 612-626-8949 or iap@umn.edu

Lea Neumann began working in the Gunnar Lab as an undergraduate assistant in 2013. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Child Psychology with a minor in applied psychology in educational and community settings in 2015. Lea is responsible for the overall recruitment and research scheduling for the Puberty Study.

Contact: 612-624-9322 or pubertystudy.umn@gmail.com

Melissa Stoll, R.N., graduated from St. Catherine’s University. She has 25 years of nursing experience. Her expertise includes case management, acute and chronic medical and surgical care, geriatric medicine, end of life issues and hospice care. She joined the Gunnar Lab in 2014 and is currently involved with the Puberty Study.

Contact: 612-624-9322 or pubertystudy.umn@gmail.com

 

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