Childhood psychology expert on migrant children at U.S.-Mexico border

Childhood psychology expert on migrant children at U.S.-Mexico border Childhood psychology expert on migrant children at U.S.-Mexico border

March 22, 20211 min read
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Kathryn Humphreys, assistant professor, department of psychology and human development, is available for commentary on the influx of migrant children at the border and group-based housing for these children.


Kathryn received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology and has expertise in infant and early childhood mental health. Her research focuses on characterizing the early environment and examining links to later life outcomes. 


Some of her recent research finds that stressful or traumatic experiences occurring in a child’s earliest years—birth to age 5—have been linked to reduced hippocampal volume in adolescence, which is connected to learning, memory and mood.




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  • Kathryn L. Humphreys
    Kathryn L. Humphreys Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Development

    A clinical psychologist with expertise in infant mental health.

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