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Dominique La Barrie

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Dominique La Barrie is a graduate student in the Behavioral and Brain Sciences Ph.D. program with a concentration in Developmental Psychology. She is currently a member of the FRESH lab at UGA. Dominique completed her Bachelor of Science at Georgia State University with a major in Psychology and a minor in Sociology in 2017. As an undergraduate, she worked in GSU’s Developmental Lab, focusing on how typically developing toddlers, toddlers with autism, and other developmental delays shared musical sounds with their parents via gesture and speech. After graduating, she was a research coordinator for the FANS lab at Emory University, assisting with a clinical intervention examining the effects of mindful meditation on dissociative symptoms of trauma. She also served as research coordinator of Carter Lab at Georgia State University, examining racial health disparities and the impact of high trauma exposure on families. These experiences led to the development of her broad interest in trauma effects on the family unit. Specifically, her main interests include intergenerational trauma and how it affects family relationships, racial socialization, parent-child dyadic relationships, and child internalizing disorders. Ultimately, she hopes to examine family relationships and how specific factors impact them.


B. A. Psychology | Minor: Sociology, 2017

Summa Cum Laude 

GPA: 4.04 | Departmental GPA: 3.90

Georgia State University, Atlanta GA

Selected Publications:

La Barrie, D.L., Zegarac, M., Mekawi, Y., Kuzyk, E., Stenson, A., Bradley, B., Jovanovic, T., & Powers, A. (2022). The Role of Specific Emotion Dysregulation Facets in the Association Between Child Violence Exposure and Psychopathology. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy.

Wang, A., La Barrie, D.L., Powers-Lott, A., van Rooij, S., Stevens, J., Jovanovic, T., & Fani, N. (2022). Associations of Maternal Emotion Regulation with Child White Matter Structural Connectivity. Developmental Psychobiology.

Rodriguez, V.J., La Barrie, D.L., Zegarac, M., and Shaffer, A. (2021). A Systematic Review of Parenting Scales Measurement Invariance/Equivalence of by Race and Ethnicity: Recommendations for Inclusive Parenting Research. Assessment.

Fani, N., Stenson, A, van Rooij, S.J.H, La Barrie, D.L., & Jovanovic, T. (2021). White Matter Microstructure in Trauma Exposed Children During Adolescence: Associations with Pubertal Stage. Developmental Science.

La Barrie, D.L., Hardy, R., Clendinen, C., Jain, J., Bradley, B., Teer, A., Jovanovic, T., Michopolous, V., Vance, L.A., Hinrichs, R., & Fani, N. (2021). Maternal Influences on Binge Eating Behaviors in Children. Psychiatry Research.

Rodriguez, V.J., Zegarac, M., La Barrie, D.L., Parrish, M.S., Matseke, G., Peltzer, K., & Jones, D.L. (2020). Validation of the Bayley Infant Neurodevelopmental Screener Among HIV-Exposed Infants in Rural South Africa. JAIDS.

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Articles Featuring Dominique La Barrie

Huge congratulations to 2nd year BBS graduate student, Dominique La Barrie, who has been awarded an APAGS/Psi Chi Junior Scientist Fellowship for 2020-21! Keep up the outstanding work!

Congratulations to doctoral student Dominique La Barrie, selected as a Goizueta Foundation Scholar! This program is administered by the UGA Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education, and she will work with CLASE to support their research …

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