Honors and Awards
The research of Elizabeth Skowron, PhD, focuses on clarifying the individual and joint contributions of neurobiology and environment to the development of self-regulation and school readiness in at-risk children. Her research also focuses on understanding the neurobiology of parenting at risk and mechanisms of change in interventions that are effective for supporting positive, healthy parenting and reducing child maltreatment. She and her research team use physiological, behavioral, and microanalytic coding techniques to model data streams in individual and dyadic family processes that are associated with neurobehavioral outcomes. Current projects underway involve delivering an evidence-based parenting program and identifying the neurobiological bases of change that support to more nurturing and positive parenting and secure parent-children relationships in families struggling with child abuse and neglect.