Emily Auerbach

Graduate Student, School Psychology (Affiliate)

Research Overview

In a broad sense, I am interested in the ecological factors that impact the educational outcomes of students, specifically family and community dynamics. I am also interested in how trauma affects the brain and behavior. As a budding researcher, I am interested in exploring how the health behaviors of parents/guardians and other family members can impact outcomes for children. I would like to continue examining this relationship as an InCHIP Graduate Student Affiliate and expand my knowledge of how an increase in caregiver health-promoting self-care behaviors can positively impact children with developmental disabilities, particularly in low-income populations. I have been fortunate to be involved in several research opportunities working for Dr. Sandra Chafouleas. Since May of 2015, I have worked as a Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Chafouleas on an IES-funded research study, the National Exploration of Emotional and Behavioral Screening in Schools (NEEDs2). I was also able to assist Dr. Chafouleas in collecting pilot data on health-promoting self-care behaviors of primary caregivers of children with developmental disabilities.


B.A. in Psychology, May 2015, University of Connecticut
M.A. in Educational Psychology, August 2016, University of Connecticut

Contact Information
Mailing AddressEd. Psych/Neag School of Education
249 Glenbrook Rd.
Unit 3064
Storrs, CT 06269