Na Zhang, PhD

Assistant Professor

Human Development and Family Sciences

Research Overview

I am an Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences and director of the FRAME (Family Resilience And Mindfulness Empowerment) Lab at UConn. As a family scholar and prevention scientist, my research centers around the intrapersonal and interpersonal pathways involved in the development of psychopathology and resilience among youth and adults who were exposed to negative events or traumatic experiences. I conduct research to develop and evaluate behavioral parent training programs, considering parents as the agents of change in the prevention of mental health problems among children and parents from stressed families. To this end, I study mindfulness training as an effective strategy to strengthen and optimize parent training programs. I am the Principal Investigator of a K01 career development award funded by National Institute of Mental Health (K01MH122502), entitled “A digital mindfulness-informed parenting intervention for high-risk divorced families.


T32 Postdoc Arizona State University
Ph.D. University of Minnesota
M.Ed. Tsinghua University

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Contact Information
Mailing AddressStamford
1 University Pl
Rm 3.35
Stamford, CT 06901
348 Mansfield Rd
U-1058, Rm 123C
Storrs, CT 06269