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Psychological Sciences Faculty

Emily Gerstein, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Clinical Psychology

Dr. Emily Gerstein earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a child and family emphasis from Arizona State University in 2012 and completed a clinical internship at Rush University Medical Center. She then completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Waisman Center for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Gerstein’s research and teaching interests are in the areas of developmental psychopathology, family systems, and risk and resilient processes in children with early-identified developmental risk. Her work has primarily focused on families of children born preterm and children with global developmental delays.  Specifically, Dr. Gerstein is examining the following:

  • how developmental risk affects different aspects of the family, including parental stress and well-being, parenting processes, parent-child relationships, and family interactions
  • how developmental risk affects child social emotional processes and development of comorbid psychopathology
  • how the connections between familial processes and child social emotional development are affected by risk

She is particularly interested in using observational data with families of children with developmental risk, and her research spans from the transition to parenthood to the transition to elementary school.

Dr. Gerstein will be accepting a graduate student for the Fall of 2020.

Emily Gerstein


(314) 516-5398


211 Stadler Hall


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