Holly Pham is a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program and a Prevention and Methodology Training (PAMT) predoctoral fellow working with Stephanie Lanza, professor of biobehavioral health and director of the Prevention Research Center; and Hannah Schreier, associate professor of biobehavioral health. Holly’s research is focused on uncovering the psychosocial and biological mechanisms through which adolescence can be a sensitive period for risk and resilience. She is interested in:
- how adversity impacts the development of physiological systems
- individual differences in the development of adolescent-emergent health problems such as depression and substance use, and
- puberty’s role in increased plasticity during adolescence.
Holly received a M.S. in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University and a B.S. in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her academic advisor is Martha Wadsworth, professor of psychology.
The Prevention and Methodology Training (PAMT) program, funded by a T32 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, trains predoctoral and postdoctoral researchers in the integration of prevention science and statistical methodology for the behavioral sciences.