College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Graduate Research Assistant, SDCDL Lab Manager and Data Manager
|Degree||Field of Study||Institution||Graduation|
|Master of Science||Human Development and Family Science||University of Georgia||2019|
|Bachelor of Arts||Psychology, with a Minor in Child Development and Family Sciences||California State University, Long Beach||2016|
My research interests broadly encompass promoting positive youth development in low income, ethnic-minority populations, as well as social justice iniatives and policies that support this goal. Currently, my research centers around the transmission of extra-familial stress to intrafmilial processes and the social determinants of child development.
2019: Co-Instructor: HDFS 4910/6910 - Early and Middle Childhood, under the supervision of Dr. Caughy.
|Award Name||Awarded By||Year Awarded|
|Emerging Leader in Policy Award||College of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Georgia||2019|
|Research Symposium Poster Session Award, First Place||Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Georgia||2018|
|Exceptional Student Achievement Award||College of Liberal Arts, California State University, Long Beach||2016|
|Outstanding Senior in Psychology Award||Department of Psychology, California State University, Long Beach||2015|
|Robert L. Solso Research Award||Western Psychological Association||2015|
2020-present: Child Development Advocate for the Strategic Action Team on Early Care and Learning within the local non-profit, Family Connecton-Communities in Schools
2019-present: Civil Rights Advocate and Social Media Team Lead for the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement.
Dr. Margaret Caughy
Dr. Assaf Oshri
Dr. Emilie Smith
Areas of Expertise
Social determinants of child development, ethnic racial socialization, systemic racism, and emotion regulation.
In collaboration with Dr. Margaret Caughy and the team for the Dallas Project on Education Pathways (formerly the Dallas Preschool Readiness Project; DPReP), I am examining youth development and parent-child relationships in 300+ low-income African American and Hispanic/Latinx families as the children transition to middle school. Through examination of the individual characteristics of the child, parenting behaviors, neighborhood and other contextual factors, the project seeks to understand factors that enhance the academic achievement and behavioral management for these youth.
In my role as lab manger for the Social Determinants of Child Development (SDCD) Lab, I manage lab tasks and goals, oversee undergraduate research assistants, and facilitate communication with the team at the University of Texas at Dallas - all in the service of maintaining and advancing the goals of the Dallas Project on Education Pathways (DPrEP). In my role as data manager, I manage and clean our raw data sets, calculate scale scores for various measures, track down data calculation issues, and create data sets for team members seeking to conduct analyses.
Osborne, K. R., Caughy, M. O., Oshri, A., Smith, E. P., & Owen, M. T. (2020). Racism and preparation for bias within African American families. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000339
Contreras, M. M., Osborne, K. R., Anderson, L. A., Walsdorf, A. A. Owen, M. T, & Caughy, M. O. (conditional acceptance). Holding both truths: Early dynamics of ethnic-racial socialization and children’s behavioral adjustment in African American and Latinx families.
Osborne, K. R., Duprey, E., Caughy, M. O., & Oshri, A. (under review). Parental trauma history, dimensions of emotion regulation, and connections to offspring self-regulation: A sex-specific transmission pathway.
Karlsen, A. S. & Osborne, K. R. (under review). Getting away with murder: A critical content analysis of a true-crime documentary series.
Walsdorf, A. A., Caughy, M. O, Osborne, K. R., King, V. A., & Owen, M. T. (in preparation). Stressful life events and Latinx children’s internalizing and externalizing symptoms: The escalating effect of acculturation stress.
Morton, L., Anderson, L. A., Suma, K., Osborne, K. R., Walsdorf, A. A., & Caughy, M. O. (in preparation). The effects of neighborhood characteristics on ethnic identity development in Black American and Latine youth.