Associate Professor, Division of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Sarah Enos Watamura, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Child Health & Development Laboratory at the University of Denver. She is also the co-director of the Stress, Early Experience and Development (SEED) Research Center. Dr. Watamura has been conducting research on physiologic stress in young children for nearly 15 years, and is part of the international community of scholars who focus their research efforts on explicating the contributing and buffering factors associated with early life stress as well as its consequences. The work being conducted in Dr. Watamura’s lab has been supported by federal agencies and national foundations and is published in high profile journals. She is currently part of the Buffering Toxic Stress Consortium funded by the Administration for Children and Families, working together to best measure toxic stress and assessing promising interventions to mitigate the effects of toxic stress.
Session: THE PUBLIC HEALTH BURDEN OF EARLY ADVERSITY
Health & Aging | Friday, September 16, 2016
This session will review the science and theory behind how early life stress has lifelong consequences for individuals, their children and society. The role of contextual, biological, and psychosocial factors in the transmission of risk and protective factors including points for intervention will be discussed. Data from ongoing projects at DU and in Colorado will be highlighted.