Author Bio

Dr. Kelly Lavin is a postdoctoral fellow in the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder specialties in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. Dr. Lavin’s research focuses on maternal and child well-being during perinatal and early childhood periods. Prior to joining the GSPP, Dr. Lavin was a research associate at Georgetown University’s Center for Child and Human Development where she gained extensive training and experience in program development and evaluation. Dr. Lavin earned her doctorate in Human Development with a concentration in Children, Families, and Cultures from the Catholic University of America and her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology Clinical Mental Health from the University of Denver. Dr. Lavin's research and clinical training is guided by a developmental psychopathology framework, which has informed her approach to developing, implementing, and evaluating programmatic interventions that are culturally sensitive and tailored to meet the needs of the community.

Articles by Kelly Lavin, PhD