Stephanie Parade

Associate Director


Stephanie Parade, PhD is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University and a research psychologist at E. P. Bradley Hospital.  Dr. Parade’s research is focused on infant and early childhood development in contexts of risk, with emphasis on the biopsychosocial consequences of adverse childhood experiences on health across the lifespan.

Dr. Parade’s work is highly interdisciplinary, and spans the spectrum from the basic science of the biological consequences of early adversity to applied clinical research focused on the evaluation of preventative interventions for children in poverty. This includes ongoing federally funded research projects focused on maternal childhood trauma and infant mental health, biomarkers of health outcomes in children exposed to maltreatment, and predictors of family engagement in evidence based home visiting interventions. Collectively, the overarching goal of this research is to inform the development of effective and efficient interventions to support children and families at risk.