Linhao Zhang

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science

Ph.D. Student and Research Assistant


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

Job Description

Linhao is a third-year doctoral student in Human Development and Family Science. Her research focuses on studying how child adversity influences youth development and psychopathology among 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.

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