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Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, Ph.D., Dorothy A. O’Brien Professor of Human Ecology; Director, Center for Child & Family Well-being

March 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CHGD 2017 Winter Seminar Series “The First 1,000 Days” features Dr. Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, University of Wisconsin-Madison, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Dr. Poehlmann-Tynan’s presentation is entitled “Risk and Resilience in Children Born Preterm.”

Julie Poehlmann-Tynan earned her Ph.D. in child clinical psychology at Syracuse University in 1995. She worked as a licensed psychologist in the Department of Family Medicine at the State University of New York for 3+ years before starting a post-doctoral fellowship in Developmental Psychopathology at the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin in 1998. Julie currently holds the Dorothy A. O’Brien Professorship in Human Ecology at the School of Human Ecology and Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her research focuses on the role of family relationships in the development of resilience in high-risk infants, toddlers and preschoolers, especially as captured using observational methods.

Julie has 60 peer-reviewed publications, including 52 journal articles, mostly in high impact journals such as Child Development, Developmental Psychology, Pediatrics, American Psychologist, Development and Psychopathology, and Family Psychology, 4 book chapters, and 4 edited volumes including a Monograph for the Society for Research in Child Development. Julie has served as PI on $3 million in grants, mostly from NIH, in addition to serving as a consultant on an additional $4 million in grants. Julie also served as an advisor to Sesame Street on their Emmy-nominated initiative for children with incarcerated parents. She has served as a psychology supervisor in the Waisman Center’s Developmental Disabilities Clinic and teaches a service learning course in conjunction with campus and community early childhood education centers. Julie has consulted with Wisconsin Public Television on an outreach effort for families struggling with methamphetamine addiction and worked with Madison Area Urban Ministry to evaluate their mentoring program for children of incarcerated parents. Julie is particularly interested in improving the self-regulation and empathy of high-risk children and their parents. Toward this end, she is currently conducting randomized controlled trials of interventions using contemplative practices for preschoolers and parents of young children.


March 21, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


CHGD, Commons Room 1000, 10th Floor
300 N. Ingalls Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5406 United States
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