Chelsey Barrios is a fifth year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology program working in the Child Stress and Emotions Lab under the mentorship of Dr. Lea Dougherty. She received her B.A. with Honors in Psychology from Williams College in 2012. After graduation, Chelsey spent two years as a research assistant with Dr. Nathan Fox in the Child Development Lab at the University of Maryland studying child temperament over time and investigating risk factors for the development of child anxiety.  Chelsey is interested in early risk and protective factors for the development of childhood depression, anxiety, ADHD, and ODD. Her research examines how factors such as parenting, neurobiology, and emotion regulation interact to influence child health outcomes across early childhood. Her work takes a nuanced developmental perspective to understand child and adolescent psychopathology, with a goal of improving treatment programs and child functioning. Chelsey plans to pursue a career in pediatric and child clinical psychology in an academic medical setting.

Areas of Interest

  • Clinical psychology
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Early experience and risk for psychopathology
  • Emotion regulation and dysregulation


  • BA
    Williams College, Psychology, 2012
  • MS
    University of Maryland, Clinical Psychology, 2015
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