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Linhao Zhang

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science

Ph.D. Student and Research Assistant

Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602

lz24845@uga.edu

4088868374

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
B.A. Psychology Pennsylvania State University 2018
B.A. Criminology Pennsylvania State University 2018
M.S.Ed Counseling and Mental Health Services University of Pennsylvania 2020

Research

My research interests focus on studying how child adversity influence youth development and psychopathology among rural youth and consider to what degree executive functioning, psychophysiological and neurological mechanisms underlying the influences. I am particularly interested in how sleep quality can impact child-parenting as well as risk and resilience behaviors. 

More information about my lab Youth Development Institute can be found here. 

Job Description

Linhao is a first year doctoral student in Human Development and Family Science. Her research focuses on studying how child adversity influence youth development and psychopathology among rural youth and how executive functioning, psychophysiological, and neurological mechanisms impact these associations. She is particularly interested in how sleep quality can impact the parent-child relationship as well as risk and resilience behaviors.

Interesting fact: Linhao’s feet have gotten smaller! She used to wear size 7, but now she wears 6.

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