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Graduate and Post-Doctoral Students

Please note that we are currently planning for future research projects, which will involve examining laws and policies related to children’s well-being. We are not planning. We are not planning to conduct any additional studies on the impact of ACEs on negative outcomes or on secondary/tertiary prevention strategies aimed at alleviating the impact of adversities. If you are interested in joining this research group, please e-mail Canan Karatekin, Ph.D. ( To learn more about what to expect as a graduate student in the Child Wellbeing Research Group, please read this document outlining what you can expect from Dr. Karatekin as an advisor/mentor and what she expects from graduate students. Read Dr. Karatekin’s advising expectations.

If you have general questions about the Ph.D. program in Child Development, please see the department’s web page, and contact Lindsey Jendraszak, Associate Director, Curriculum and Student Services (

Undergraduate Students

Please refer to the “CPSY 4994 (undergraduate directed research) opportunities” page in the main menu for information on how to get involved.