Sarah Braaten

Credentials: M.S., HDFS Doctoral Student

Position title: Leola Culver Graduate Fellow in Early Childhood Development


Sarah Braaten Leola Culver Graduate Fellow

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.