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Katie Newkirk, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

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Katie Newkirk, PhD


Katie Newkirk is a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University School of Medicine for the NIA IMPACT Collaboratory’s Design and Statistics Core and is also a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2018 from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, where her dissertation addressed how maternal postpartum depression and comorbid anxiety are related to father involvement in childcare. Her research interests include mental health as it relates to paid and unpaid work and social support in the context of family relationships across the lifespan, as well as methodology for studying these relationships. Katie is interested in longitudinal and dyadic research methodology and statistics, including multilevel models, growth curve modeling, multilevel SEM, and conditional process analyses. She taught research methods to graduate students at the Smith School for Social Work from 2013 – 2015, and worked as a statistical consultant for the Quality of Worklife Project at UMass and the University of Maryland College Park, and as a consultant and research assistant for the Psychotherapy Research Lab at UMass. She was awarded a Research Fellowship and Travel Award from the Center for Research on Families at UMass. As a Clinical Psychologist, Katie also completed pre- and postdoctoral training in behavioral health integration in outpatient medical clinics and perinatal mental health.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Clinical Psychology (2018)
  • MA
    Northeastern Illinois University, Community Counseling (2010)
  • BA
    Wesleyan University, History (2003)