Featured Alumna: Katherine Ehrlich, Ph.D. (2012, Developmental Psychology)
Katherine B Ehrlich, Ph.D, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and at the Center for Family Research, at the University of Georgia. Dr. Ehrlich studies the interconnections between social experiences and physical health. She attended the University of Maryland, College Park from 2006-2012 and worked with Dr. Jude Cassidy in the Developmental (DEV) Psychology program, where she studied adolescents’ close relationships within and outside the family. She became interested in how these relationship experiences might influence individuals’ physical health. She later completed her postdoc at Northwestern University, where she worked with Drs. Greg Miller, Edith Chen, and Emma Adam. As a postdoc, she studied how social experiences “get under the skin” to shape physical health.
Dr. Ehrlich has published in various scholarly journals on developmental psychology and UGA Today quoted her in the article, “Researchers study stress-related resistance to vaccines.”