Courtney Lincoln

Ph.D., Prevention &

Early Intervention

Entered the Program: 2012

Hometown: Worcester, Massachusetts

Previous Education:

  • M.A., HDFS (Prevention and Early Intervention), University of Connecticut, 2014
  • B.S., Psychology (Developmental Processes), Worcester State College, 2010

Research Interests:

  • Self-regulation across the lifespan
  • Caregiver burden for parents with chronically ill children
  • Parenting and parent education, particularly for high risk families

Advising Committee:

  1. Major Advisor: Beth S. Russell, HDFS
  2. Associate Advisor: Keith M. Bellizzi, HDFS
  3. Associate Advisor: Christine Ohannessian, UCONN School of Medicine

Degree Milestones:

  • Completion of Dissertation Proposal – April, 2017
  • Completion of Comprehensive Exam – September, 2016
  • Master’s thesis defense (Mother-Child Interactions and Emotion Regulation in Preschool Children) – June, 2014

Assistantship Experience:

  • 2016-present: Research Assistant (Connecticut Children’s Medical Center)
  • 2015-present: Instructor of Record (HDFS 2100 – Child Development: Infancy through Adolescence)
  • 2015-2016: Graduate Assistant for the Certification in Family Life Education
  • 2014-2015: Graduate Assistant at Wellness and Prevention Services (WPS), Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD)
  • 2012-2014: Teaching Assistant (HDFS 2004W – Research Methods in HDFS)


  • CLAS Dean’s Fund Fellowship: 2016-2017
  • Graduate School Fellowship: 2016-2017
  • Dr. Howard A. Rosencranz Memorial Scholarship Fund, 2016-2017
  • College of Liberal Arts and Science (CLAS) Dean’s Fund Fellowship Award: 2015-2016
  • Graduate School Predoctoral Fellowship Award: 2015-2016


  • 2014-2016: President, UConn Council on Family Relations
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