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Katie Ehrlich

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Associate Professor
Behavioral and Brain Sciences Program

Dr. Ehrlich will not be accepting applications for a graduate student for Fall 2025.


Health and Development Lab


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:

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.

Selected Publications:

Ehrlich, K. B., Lyle, S. M., Corallo, K. L., Brisson, J. B., Wiggins, E. R., Yu, T., Chen, E., Miller, G. E., & Brody, G. H. (2024). Socioeconomic disadvantage and high-effort coping in childhood: Evidence of skin-deep resilience. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 35, 358-364.

Ehrlich, K. B., Celia-Sanchez, M., Yu, T., Heard-Garris, N., Chen, E., Miller, G. E., & Brody, G. H. (2024). Exposure to parental depression in adolescence and proinflammatory phenotypes 20 years later. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 117, 196-203.

Ehrlich, K. B., Miller, G. E., Rogosch, F. A., & Cicchetti, D. (2021). Maltreatment exposure across childhood and low-grade inflammation: Considerations of cumulative exposure, timing, and sex differences. Developmental Psychobiology, 63, 529-537.

Ehrlich, K. B. (2020). How does the social world shape health across the lifespan? Insights and new directions. American Psychologist, 75, 1231-1241.

Articles Featuring Katie Ehrlich

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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