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Zi Jia Ng, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in the Child Study Center

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Zi Jia Ng, PhD



Zi Jia (ZJ) Ng joined the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence (YCEI) in January of 2020 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. In December of 2021, ZJ transitioned to Associate Research Scientist at the Center. Effective July 1, 2023, ZJ will transition to Associate Research Scientist at the Education Col(lab)oratory within the Yale Child Study Center.

In her current position at the YCEI, ZJ works on Project Flourish, which examines how social and emotional learning assessments work practically in schools and support students of color and their educators to thrive. Her research focuses on emotion regulation in children and adolescents.

ZJ was born and raised in Singapore. She received her B.Soc.Sci in Psychology from the National University of Singapore and her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Carolina. She completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at Sarah Reed Children’s Center and her clinical postdoctoral fellowship at Centerstone Kentucky. ZJ is also a licensed child and adolescent psychologist as well as a nationally certified school psychologist.

In her free time, ZJ enjoys paper crafting and playing Pokémon Go.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Centerstone KY (2019)
  • PhD
    University of South Carolina, Psychology/School Psychology (2018)
  • Predoctoral Internship
    Sarah Reed's Children Center (2018)
  • MA
    University of South Carolina, Psychology/School Psychology (2015)

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