Caitlin Ford Canfield, PhD
VIP Director of Research
Caitlin is a developmental psychologist who completed a T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship program in Pediatric Primary Care Research at NYU School of Medicine. Her research focuses on how children’s characteristics and environments affect their individual development. She is currently studying how stressful life circumstances affect the regulation of children’s stress hormones, and how this relates to their physical and mental health, as well as their school functioning. Caitlin’s long-term goals involve using her research experience to determine how interventions aimed at improving children’s cognitive and emotional well-being can be tailored to meet each child’s individual needs.