Major Professor: Dr. Leah Hibel
Interests: Biological, Social-Emotional, Heath & Mental Health, Family, Cognition
Life Phases: Infancy, Early Childhood
I am interested in exploring resilience factors (i.e. supportive parenting) in the context of stress and adversity in early childhood, with a multidimensional approach considering bio-behavioral connections (i.e. HPA axis, sleep), interpersonal relationships, and the interaction between individuals and the environment. My focus is on Latinx families.
Harden, B. J., Feola, B., Morrison, C., Brown, S., Parra, L. J., & Wassman, 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.