Lucy King

Lucy is a sixth year graduate student in the Stanford Neurodevelopment, Affect, and Psychopathology Lab. She is broadly interested in the enduring consequences of early life stress on mental health. Her research focuses on the biological mechanisms that confer risk for emotional and behavioral problems in contexts of adversity, as well as the factors that foster resilience, such as sensitive caregiving. She is primarily involved with the ELS and BABIES studies. Before arriving at Stanford, Lucy worked on studies of developmental psychopathology following childhood exposure to major disasters and the effects of perinatal stress and parenting on childhood reactivity and regulation.