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Francesca Penner, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Francesca Penner, PhD



Francesca is a T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Yale Child Study Center, working under the mentorship of Dr. Helena Rutherford in the Before and After Baby Lab. Francesca received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (Clinical Child Psychology emphasis) from University of Houston in 2021. Francesca's research focuses on parental mental health, parenting, and the role of parents in children's mental health risk and resilience.

Education & Training

  • Clinical Psychology Internship
    University of Mississippi Medical Center (2021)
  • PhD
    University of Houston, Clinical Psychology (2021)
  • MEd
    Vanderbilt University, Child Studies (2016)
  • BA
    The University of Chicago, English Language & Literature (2009)

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