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Katherine Paschall

Faculty Research AffiliatePh.D., University of Arizona

Research Scientist, Child Trends
Katherine Paschall



Parent-child relationships, family dynamics in the context of poverty, prevention programming


Katie Paschall is a Human Development and Family Studies scholar interested in how early adversity (e.g., stress, poverty) impacts family dynamics, parenting, and early childhood development. She joined the Population Research Center and the department of Human Development and Family Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin as a postdoctoral fellow in 2016. She is now a research affiliate, as well as a research scientist at Child Trends

Katie's recent research as a Doris Duke fellow examined how Early Head Start buffers the impact of socioeconomic stress to improve parent-child relationships. She also has interests in various advanced quantitative methods, and has applied them to the study of longitudinal stability and change in parenting, classifications of economic hardship, process models of family instability, and models of concordance and discordance in reports of marital conflict. 

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