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Faculty Name

Sarah Enos Watamura, PhD

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Watamura

Status

Active

Degree

PhD

Title

Associate Professor

Department

​Psychology

Description of Research

My research examines how early stress and buffering experiences contribute to child stress physiology and what the consequences of differential stress regulation might be for later child physical and mental health, growth, and socio-emotional and cognitive development. Recent work focuses on families living in poverty and those experiencing high levels of stress exposure. A particular focus of the work in my lab is the stressors and buffers unique to recent Hispanic immigrant families. We work with children birth to age 8, and our current large project tests a promising intervention aimed at mitigating the effects of "toxic stress" on young children.

Methodology

Biomarkers: Human and Animal Models

Clinical and special developmental populations

Child; Hispanic; Infant; Preschool

Location

University of Denver
Frontier Hall, Room 159

Contact email

Sarah.Watamura@du.edu

Faculty/Lab Website

http://www.du.edu/psychology/child_health_and_development/

Post-doctoral trainees

 

Research Topic

Children's physiologic regulation, their development within care giving contexts, and relations between physiologic regulation and physical and psychological health

Mentor since

4/1/2014

Institution

 

Contact Number

303-871-4130

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Last modified at 4/17/2014 11:40 AM by Greco-Sanders, Linda