Andrea C. Buhler-Wassmann

Photo of graduate student Andrea Buhler-Wassmann

Major Professor: Dr. Leah Hibel


Interests: Biological, Social-Emotional, Heath & Mental Health, Family, Cognition

Life Phases: Infancy, Early Childhood

Research Interests

I am interested in exploring resilience factors that support parents and children in the context of stress and adversity. My research takes a multidimensional approach considering bio-behavioral connections (i.e. HPA axis, sleep), interpersonal relationships, and the interaction between individuals and the sociocultural context. Currently, my work is focused on the experiences of Latinx families living in Northern California.

Selected Publications

Buhler-Wassmann, A.C. & Hibel, L.C. (2020) Studying Caregiver-Infant Co-regulation in Context. Infant Behavior & Development. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Buhler-Wassmann, A.C., Hibel, L.C., Fondren, K., & Valentino, K. (2020) Child diurnal cortisol differs based on profiles of maternal emotion socialization in a low-income, racially diverse sample. Developmental Psychobiology. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Hibel, L. C., Marceau, K., & Buhler-Wassmann, A. C. (2020). Salivary Bioscience and Human Development. In Salivary Bioscience (pp. 215-245). Springer, Cham.

Hibel, L. C., Buhler‐Wassmann, A. C., Trumbell, J. M., & Liu, S. (2019). Marital conflict sensitizes mothers to infant irritability: A randomized controlled experiment. Infant and Child Development28(3), e2127.

Hibel, L.C., Valentino, K., Trumbell, J., & Buhler-Wassmann, A. C. (2018). Ecologically salient stressors and supports and the coordination of the stress response system in mothers and infants. Physiology & Behavior, 195, 48-57.

Harden, B. J., Feola, B., Morrison, C., Brown, S., Parra, L. J., & Wassmann, A. B. (2017). The Experiences and Effects of Toxic Stress on Young African American Children. In African American Children in Early Childhood Education: Making the Case for Policy Investments in Families, Schools, and Communities (pp. 165-200). Emerald Publishing Limited.

Harden, B. J., Buhler, A., & Parra, L. J. (2016). Maltreatment in Infancy: A Developmental Perspective on Prevention and Intervention. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 17(4), 366-386.