Assistant Professor of Psychology
Behavioral and Brain Sciences Program

Basic Information

Curriculum Vitae:
Office:
521 Psychology Building
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Health and Development Lab

 

Education

Postdoc, Northwestern University 

Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park (2012)

M.S., University of Maryland, College Park (2008)

B.A., Washington & Lee University (2006)

 

Research Interests

Family relationships; peer relationships; stress; social determinants of health; inflammation

Research Description

My research focuses on how children's social experiences shape their mental and physical health. My colleagues and I utilize a variety of research methods to evaluate social and emotional functioning, including structured behavioral observations, clinical interviews, self-reports, and performance-based tasks. In addition, we incorporate a number of health assessments, including clinical health measures and indices of cellular function.

Ongoing research projects explore:

  • Early life adversity and pro-inflammatory phenotypes in adolescence
  • Parental depression trajectories and youth physical health
  • Family functioning and inflammation in children with asthma
  • Chronic stressors and antibody production following vaccination
  • Skin deep resilience

 

Selected Publications

Ehrlich, K. B., Miller, G. E., Shalowitz, M., Story, R., Levine, C., Williams, D., Le, V., & Chen, E. (in press). Secure base representations in children with asthma: Links with symptoms, family asthma management, and cytokine regulation. Child Development.

Ehrlich, K. B. (in press). Attachment and psychoneuroimmunology. Current Opinion in Psychology.

Ehrlich, K. B., Chen, E., Yu, T., Miller, G. E., & Brody, G. H. (in press). Exposure to parental depression in adolescence and risk for metabolic syndrome in adulthood. Child Development.

Ehrlich, K. B., Ross, K. M., Chen, E., & Miller, G. E. (2016). Testing the biological embedding hypothesis: Is early life adversity associated with a later proinflammatory phenotype? Development & Psychopathology, 28, 1273-1283.

Ehrlich, K. B., Miller, G. E., Scheide, T., Baveja, S., Weiland, R., Galvin, J., Mehta, J., & Penedo, F. (2016). Pre-transplant emotional support is associated with longer survival after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplantation, 51, 1594-1598.

Ehrlich, K. B., Richards, J., Lejuez, C. W., & Cassidy, J. (2016). When parents and adolescents disagree about disagreeing: Observed parent-adolescent communication predicts informant discrepancies. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 26, 380-389.

Ehrlich, K. B., Miller, G. E., Rohleder, N., & Adam, E. K. (2016). Trajectories of relationship stress and inflammatory processes in adolescence. Development and Psychopathology, 28, 127-138.

 

Google Scholar profile

Articles Featuring Katie Ehrlich

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 8:09am

Dr. Katie Ehrlich is a recipient of the 2019 Association for Psychological Science Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 8:51am

Big THANK YOUs out to our great Psychology faculty for going out of their way to make sure our students receive the very best teaching, training, and development assistance for their careers.

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 8:43am

Congratulations Dr. Katie Ehrlich on receiving a Jacobs Foundation Early Career Research Fellowship! The Jacobs Foundation Fellowship Program is a globally competitive program for early and mid-career researchers conducting interdisciplinary work related to children and youth. Dr.

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 5:33pm

Congratulations to Dr. Katie Ehrlich and Dr. Greg Strauss who both received NARSAD Young Investigator Grants!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 10:32am

Huge congratulations to faculty member, Dr. Katherine Ehrlich, on receiving a highly prestigious NIH High-Risk, High-Reward Grant! High-Risk High Reward Grant recipients are pursuing exceptionally high impact research studies aimed at addressing major gaps in biomedical research. Dr.