Katie McLaughlin is a clinical psychologist with interests in how environmental experience shapes emotional, cognitive, and neurobiological development throughout childhood and adolescence. Her research uncovers specific developmental processes that are disrupted by adverse environmental experiences early in life and determines how those disruptions increase risk for mental health problems in children and adolescents. Understanding these mechanisms is critical for the development of interventions to prevent the onset of psychopathology in children who experience adversity. She is an Associate Professor of Psychology and principal investigator at the Stress & Development Lab, University of Washington. Katie McLaughlin is a Jacobs Foundation Research Fellow 2016-2018.