Graduate Student, Justin Carreras, Wins Best Poster

Justin Carreras, a research assistant in the Tulane Child and Family Lab who will begin his 5th year as a doctoral student this fall, has received another poster award! His poster, “Intergenerational Transmission of Emotion Regulation: Mediation through Mothers’ Responses to Children’s Negative Emotionality,” was awarded Best Poster at the 2018 Louisiana Psychological Association (LPA) Convention this May. He was also selected for an Outstanding Poster Presentation Award at the Louisiana School Psychology Association Annual Meeting back in 2016, for his poster about assessing low income mothers’ needs for parenting support services. Keep up the great work, Justin! 

Lab Members Sarah Guillaume and Sam Perry Receive Undergraduate Summer Grant Funding!

Rising junior, Sarah Guillaume has been granted Tulane’s Honors Program Summer Funding, numbering among several academically-gifted and intellectually curious students across academic majors to receive this special honor. Along with a living stipend, Sarah has also received $1000 in funding to use towards lab projects, including her poster project that will use our existing data to look at questions surrounding racial socialization. 


Rising senior, Sam Perry, has received grant funding to work in our lab for the second summer in a row! This time, she has received the Newcomb-Tulane College Dean’s Grant. She will spend the summer making progress on her upcoming Honors Thesis, which will examine physiological biosynchrony and child emotion and behavior regulation.  

Congratulations to both Sarah and Sam!

Summer Intern funding and blogs!

We are so proud of our 2 undergraduate research assistants, Victoria Parker and Sam Perry, who were awarded summer research funding through the Newcomb College Institute Summer Internship Program! 

Victoria also received a Newcomb Grant to help support our recruitment efforts! 

In addition to their hard work in the lab they will be blogging about their experiences. 

Check out their blogs here: 

Child and Family Lab attends Stop the Violence Event

Undergraduate and graduate students in the Child and Family Lab attended the Stop the Violence Fall Picnic at Educare New Orleans. Educare is one of the Head Start programs that our lab partners with in the New Orleans community. This event was a great way for our lab members to interact with families at Educare and support their efforts for stopping violence in New Orleans! 


Congratulations to Dr. Gray on her new award!

Dr. Gray was recently awarded the Deborah L. Rhatigan Early Career Award for Excellence in Violence Research from the Child Maltreatment and Interpersonal Violence Special Interest Group of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).

Dr. Gray will travel to NYC in October to receive the prize and talk about her research at the ABCT annual convention.


Dr. Gray awarded with prestigious NARSAD grant to fund our current research project

We are so proud to announce that our primary investigator, Sarah Gray, Ph.D., has received a prestigious NARSAD Young Investigator Grant through the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation to help fund our work examining the effects of violence exposure on mothers and their preschool-aged children. Our research hopes to understand the potential impact of exposure to violence or other traumas early in life on children’s development in order to better inform prevention and intervention efforts.
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Congratulations Anneke!

Congratulations to Anneke Olson, senior undergraduate in the Child and Family Lab!

Anneke completed her honor’s thesis, Family Violence, Caregiver Psychopathology, Parenting Practices and Child Outcomes and won the Senior Scholar Award in Psychology and the Anne McPherson Memorial Award!


We are so proud of Anneke for her hard work in our lab and wish her the best of luck as she graduates!