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Julie Poehlmann, Ph.D.
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Waisman Center University of Wisconsin Madison, WI
Professor Julie Poehlmann has had a joint appointment with Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin since 2004. Her primary appointment is with the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the School of Human Ecology and she is affiliated with the Waisman Center. In addition, she is a licensed psychologist in Wisconsin and New York. Dr. Poehlmann''s interests include risk and resilience in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers and their families. Her research program emphasizes the science and practice of how biological and environmental vulnerabilities interact in shaping the cognitive and social emotional development of children in high risk family contexts.Her current research revolved several issues in development psychopathology, including how family-level risk and protective factors combine to impact on individual and intergenerational family well-being, and how child and family development proceeds in the context of social problems. This research emphasizes on how both infants and parents make contributions to their relationships with each other, rather that emphasizing parental characteristics like much existing attachment work. Her findings bridge attachment theory with ecologically-based transactional development theories.