I am a first year graduate student working with Dr. Lea Dougherty in the Child Stress and Emotions Lab. I graduated from Brandeis University in 2014 with a BA in Psychology and Anthropology. At Brandeis, I worked with Dr. Malcolm Watson in the Child and Adolescent Development Lab, examining the effects of art education on children's development. Since graduating, I spent three years working as a Clinical Research Coordinator at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, where I assisted in research on the effects of mind-body interventions for parents experiencing high levels of stress. My research interests include understanding the impact of early stressful experiences on children's development of mood and anxiety disorders, and the protective role of strong parent-child relationships. 

Areas of Interest

  • clinical psychology
  • developmental psychopathology
  • stress response system
Emma Chad-Friedman
echad [at] umd.edu