Research Team

Welcome to the Research Team page!
 

Principal Investigator

Julia Braungart-Rieker  

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jbraunga@nd.edu)
(574) 631-0884

Our projects definitely require a team effort! I have had the pleasure of working with a number of faculty colleagues, project staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students on a number of different research projects.

Below are photos and links to research team members.


Collaborators

E. Mark Cummings

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ecumming@nd.edu                       
(574) 631- 0886

John Borkowski

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John.G.Borkowski.1@nd.edu                         
(574) 631-0885

Lijuan (Peggy) Wang

Peggy Wang 2

lwang4@nd.edu                         
(574) 631-7243

Lee Gettler

Lee Gettler 2

 lgettler@nd.edu
(574) 631-4479                   

 

 

Elizabeth Moore

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emoore@nd.edu 
(574) 631-6263

Jen Burke Lefever, Ph.D. 

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 jburke2@nd.edu                       
(574) 631-8595

 

 

South Bend Professional Staff 

Cheryl Lee, Project Coordinator 

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clee21@nd.edu or nfabs@nd.edu   
(574) 631-0950

Gretchen Nichols, Family Coach 

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gnichol1@nd.edu   
(574) 631-8401

Melissa Denney, Family Coach 

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mdenney2@nd.edu   
(574) 631-8153

Geri Sult, Family Coach

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gsult@nd.edu 
(574) 631-8126

Kathy Heyn, Assessment Coordinator

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kheyn@nd.edu 
(574) 631-0362

 

 

Michael Lafollette, Recruitment Coordinator

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mlafoll2@nd.edu
 

 


Ft. Wayne Professional Staff

Kathleen Bergman Miller, Ph.D., Project Coordinator 

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kbergman@nd.edu                         
(574) 631-0956

 


 


Graduate Students

Dianna Tran, Graduate Research Assistant

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Dianna graduated from California State University Long Beach in 2013 with a B.A. in Psychology, and a minor in Sociology. Her research interests focus on the development of children from low-income, minority families. Specifically, she is interested in how parenting techniques influence the socio-emotional and academic development of at-risk children.  Outside of school, Dianna enjoys swimming and biking.    

Dianna.Tran.72@nd.edu
(574) 631-370 
 

Molly O'Neill, Graduate Research Assistant 

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Molly graduated from Texas Christian University in 2015 with a B.S. in Psychology. She is broadly interested in parent-infant interactions, attachment, theory of mind, and socio-emotional functioning. She is currently involved in a project examining how parent and infant emotion, cognition, and physiology influence the developing attachment relationship. By studying the complex emotional, cognitive, and physiological changes as the parent-infant relationship begins, she hopes to provide insight on how we can better aid parents and babies during such a vulnerable, yet crucial time.  In her spare time, Molly enjoys baking and hiking with her dog, Brynn.

Molly.O'Neill.103@nd.edu
(574) 631-4516 

 

Amanda Nowak, Graduate Research Assistant

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Amanda graduated from Lehigh University in early 2015.  Her research focuses on the development of emotion regulation in young children. More specifically, she is interested in the factors that influence emotion regulation (e.g. parenting) and the factors that emotion regulation influences (e.g. social competence). Amanda plans to use her findings to help design prevention/intervention programs for children who have poor emotion regulation in order to encourage better outcomes for both the children and their families. 

Amanda.L.Nowak.38@nd.edu
(574) 631-1370                                    


Samantha Murray, Graduate Research Assistant

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Sam graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2018 with a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology. She is interested in parenting and the socio-emotional development of children. Her interests are specially geared toward research of the marital conflicts, parenting interventions, and the parental relationships with the school system.  She enjoys all types of sports and movies and loves spending quality time with her Bernedoodle, Finnegan!  

smurray9@nd.edu
(574) 631-4516                         


Emily Laporte, Graduate Research Assistant

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Emily is interested in several lines of research relevant to familial and formal educational settings. Her interests include the impact of parental emotion regulation on child attachment, emotion-regulation, and academic achievement, as well as factors that negatively impact and could improve child emotion-regulation, character development, and academic perseverance and achievement. 

elaporte@nd.edu 
(574) 631-4516

 


2019 Undergraduate Research Assistants

Seniors

Lindsay Baca

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Alessia Bryant

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Sabrina Hollis

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Betti Qi 

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Natalie Stevens

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Emila Maliborski

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Grace Kelly 

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Cindy Loayza

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Juniors

Abigail Feda

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Maggie Gavigan

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Gillian Sullivan

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Sarah Hatfield 

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Erin Herbert 

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Sophomores

Alexandra O'Grady 

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Maria Elosua Cantu  

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Katherine Machado 

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Meghan Ludke 

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Mary Ellen McCabe 

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Christian Cepeda

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