Sarah Braaten

Credentials: M.S., HDFS Doctoral Student

Position title: Leola Culver Graduate Fellow in Early Childhood Development

Email: smbraaten@wisc.edu

Sarah Braaten

My research interests center around the healthy development of social and emotional skills in early childhood. In particular, I am interested in how the development of these essential skills are affected by early childhood intervention programs, parenting behaviors, and other environmental factors such as socioeconomic status and parent education. I strive to address inequity by studying the effectiveness of early childhood intervention programs, such as Early Head Start, in promoting children’s social-emotional competence with the goal of improving these programs over time.