Laura Hennefield

Laura Hennefield

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: NICHD (F32): Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2020
  • PhD: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2015
  • MA: Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY, 2008
  • BA: Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, NY, 2005

Major Awards

  • NIMH K01 Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award, 2022
  • NICHD F32 Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (NRSA), 2017

Research Interests

Child Psychopathology, Suicidality

Funded Research Projects

NIMH K01 (PI): Suicidality in Young Children: Social and Cognitive Developmental Markers of Risk and Resiliency

NICHD R21 (PI): Neural Correlates and Behavioral Indicators of Resiliency in Early Childhood

NICHD F32 (PI): The Development of Optimism in Preschool Age Children: Individual Differences and Implications for Resiliency and Mental Health