Anna Zhou MS

Anna Zhou, MS

Anna is a fourth-year graduate student in the Developmental Psychology Program under the mentorship of Dr. Kristin Buss and Dr. Jenae Neiderhiser. She graduated from Tufts University in 2015 with a B.S. in Cognitive Brain Science and Child Development. After graduating, Anna worked at the Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children’s Hospital with Dr. Charles Nelson on a longitudinal project examining the neural bases of emotion processing in infants and toddlers. Anna takes a biopsychosocial approach to her research, and is interested in the interplay between biological and environmental factors across development, and how they may be associated with children’s trajectories of socioemotional outcomes over time. Her master's thesis focused on how maternal internalizing symptoms, child physiology and their interaction were associated with trajectories of internalizing symptoms in early childhood.