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Kristin Bernard Assistant Professor Psychology College of Arts and Sciences


Kristin Bernard’s work integrates ideas and methods across the fields of developmental psychology, neurobiology, clinical and preventative science. She i s an expert in the study of early childhood adversity and maltreatment; and its e motional, behavioral, social and physical impact on child development. Bernard’s research investigates how early life stress influences children's neurobiological and behavioral development and how enhanced efforts to optimal parenting/caregiving and preventative interventions may buffer at-risk children from problematic outcomes.



  • Ph.D., University of Delaware
  • M.A., University of Delaware
  • B.A., University of Maryland