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Katie Ehrlich

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Behavioral and Brain Sciences Program

Basic Information

Curriculum Vitae:
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521 Psychology Building
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Health and Development Lab

 

Education

Postdoc, Northwestern University (2012 - 2015)

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; health disparities, social determinants of health; inflammation

Research Description

My research focuses on how children's social experiences shape their mental and physical health across the lifespan. 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:

  • Links between chronic and acute stress and children's antibody production following vaccination (supported by NIH New Innovator Award)
  • Intergenerational transmission of health disparities (supported by NICHD)
  • Cognitive development, academic achievement, depression, and proinflammatory phenotypes in children (supported by Brain and Behavior Research Foundation and the Jacobs Foundation)
  • Predictors of weathering and accelerated aging among rural African Americans (supported by NICHD)

 

Selected Publications

Ehrlich, K. B., Miller, G. E., Shalowitz, M., Story, R., Levine, C., Williams, D., Le, V., & Chen, E. (2019). Secure base representations in children with asthma: Links with symptoms, family asthma management, and cytokine regulation. Child Development, 90, e718-e728.

Ehrlich, K. B. (2019). Attachment and psychoneuroimmunology. Current Opinion in Psychology, 25, 96-100.

Ehrlich, K. B., Chen, E., Yu, T., Miller, G. E., & Brody, G. H. (2019). Exposure to parental depression in adolescence and risk for metabolic syndrome in adulthood. Child Development, 90, 1272-1285.

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

Friday, January 10, 2020 - 3:55pm

Huge congratulations to Dr. Katie Ehrlich who was awarded the 2020 APA Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology! This award honors exceptional early career scientists for contributions in their first nine years post-PhD.…

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. Named for the first elected APS president, this award celebrates the many new and leading-edge ideas…

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…

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…

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 5:33pm

Congratulations to Dr. Katie Ehrlich and Dr. Greg Strauss who both received NARSAD Young Investigator Grants! The grants, awarded annually, support the work of early-career scientists with innovative ideas for groundbreaking neurobiological research seeking to…

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…

Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 8:39am

Congratulations to four faculty members in the Department of Psychology who have recently received national grant awards! Keep up the great work!

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