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PhD Student, Department of Psychology, University of Calgary

Jessy is currently working toward her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary. Her doctoral dissertation will focus on how mothers' experiences of adversity and subsequent parenting behaviors influence parent-child attachment relationships, as well as children's risk for mental health difficulties. Her research focuses on how maternal adversity, parent-child relationships, and parenting influence child mental health and social-emotional development. She has completed her M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology.

Experience

  • 2017–2018
    Graduate Research Assistant, Determinants of Child Development Lab, University of Calgary
  • 2014–2017
    Research Assistant, Emotions, Stress, and Relationships Lab, Kent State University
  • 2014–2017
    Research Assistant, Child Attachment and Emotions Lab, Kent State University
  • 2015–2015
    Research Intern, Emotions, Stress, and Relationships Lab, Kent State University
  • 2015–2015
    Research Assistant, Child Development in Latino Families Lab, Kent State University

Education

  • 2020 
    Alberta Innovates Health Solutions, Student Trainee Award
  • 2018 
    Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, Student Trainee Award
  • 2017 
    Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, Student Trainee Award
  • 2016 
    Kent State University, Bachelor of Science in Psychological Sciences (Honours)

Publications

  • 2020
    Prevalence of posttraumatic and general psychological stress during COVID-19: A rapid review and meta-analysis., Psychiatry Research, 292, e113347.
  • 2020
    Child and adolescent mental illness during COVID-19: A rapid review., Psychiatry Research, 292, e113307.
  • 2020
    The prevalence of sexting among emerging adults: A meta-analysis., Archives of Sexual Behavior, 49, 1103-1119.
  • 2020
    Validation of the AMBIANCE-Brief: An observational screening instrument for disrupted caregiving., Infant Mental Health Journal, 41, 299-312.
  • 2019
    Maternal adverse childhood experiences, attachment style, and mental health: Pathways of transmission to child behavior problems., Child Abuse & Neglect, 93, 27-37.
  • 2019
    Parent-child attachment and children’s affective experiences and regulation of emotion: A meta-analytic review. , Emotion, 19(6), 1103-1126.
  • 2018
    A meta-analysis of maternal prenatal depression and anxiety on child socio-emotional development. , Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 57(9), 645-657.
  • 2016
    Children's emotion understanding and mother-child attachment: A meta-analysis., Emotion, 16(8), 1102-1106.

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Research in Child Development
  • Canadian Psychological Association
  • American Psychological Association