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Amanda Lowell, PhD

Associate Research Scientist


Amanda Lowell, Ph.D. is an Associate Research Scientist and licensed psychologist at the Yale Child Study Center. She completed her clinical pre- and post-doctoral fellowships within the Early Childhood section at the Yale Child Study Center, followed by a NIDA T32 post-doctoral research fellowship in the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Prevention and Community Research. Dr. Lowell specializes in the treatment and research of mothers with substance use disorders (SUDs) and their young children. Specifically, Dr. Lowell’s program of translational research utilizes an infant mental health framework to study the impact of addiction, adversity, and attachment on maternal neural and behavioral responses to infant cues, and the implementation of evidence-based parenting interventions for mothers with addictions. In addition, Dr. Lowell is actively involved in the training and supervision of clinicians providing Mothering from the Inside Out, an evidence-based parenting intervention designed specifically for mothers in recovery from SUDs.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Yale University (2018)
  • PhD
    University of Central Florida, Clinical Psychology (2017)
  • Predoctoral Intern
    Yale University (2017)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Research Training Program in Substance Abuse PreventionNational Institute on Drug Abuse2019
Visionary GrantAmerican Psychological Foundation2017

Departments & Organizations