Brooke is a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology doctoral program working with Drs. Tracy Riggins and Lea Dougherty. She received her BA in Psychology from Kenyon College in 2018 with a minor in English. While at Kenyon, Brooke co-founded two programs aimed at increasing access to mental health care for students on campus and juvenile offenders in the surrounding community. Following graduation, Brooke served as a Research Coordinator at Boston Children's working with young children and adults on various research projects looking at the neural, biological, and social underpinnings of autism spectrum disorder across the lifespan. In 2021, Brooke joined Dr. Moriah Thomason's lab at New York University where she studied the impact of perinatal stress, early adversity, and COVID-19 on fetal and infant neurobiological development.

Brooke is ultimately interested in identifying environmental targets for interventions that support child self-regulatory capabilities and resilience by focusing on dimensions of dyadic synchrony and environmental stressors that influence neurodevelopmental trajectories and lifetime risk for disorders.


Areas of Interest

  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Memory
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Early life experiences
  • Parenting


  • B.A.
    Psychology, Minor in English, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
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