Lea Rose Dougherty, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland College Park
Dr. Dougherty is an
Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland College Park
and the Director of the Child Stress and Emotions Laboratory. As part of this
position, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, mentors graduate students
in the Doctoral Clinical Psychology program, and directs a research laboratory. Her research investigates the etiology and course of depression from a
developmental, life-span perspective. Her research targets the following areas:
(1) early risk and protective factors in the development of psychopathology,
including the role of children’s emotions, cognition, parenting, parental
psychopathology, and several biological factors; (2) the effects of early experience on children’s development and risk for
psychopathology, and (3) mental health problems in preschool-aged children.
Lastly, she is a licensed and practicing clinical psychologist with a focus on
mood and anxiety disorders across the lifespan.
Dr. Dougherty participated as an undergraduate research assistant in Dr. Julie Hubbard's lab when she was an undergraduate at UD.
BA in Psychology and Minor in French Studies, University of Delaware; 2003, MA
in Psychology, Stony Brook University; 2008, PhD in Clinical Psychology, Stony
Brook University; 2007-2008, Pre-doctoral Clinical Internship, Yale University
School of Medicine
Dougherty, L. R., *Tolep, M. R., *Smith, V. C., & Rose, S. A. (2013). Early exposure to parental depression and parenting: Associations with young offspring's stress physiology and oppositional behavior. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 41, 1299-1310. doi:10.1007/s10802-013-9763-7
Dougherty, L. R., *Smith, V. C., Bufferd, S. J., Carlson, G. A., Stringaris, A., Leibenluft, E., & Klein, D. N. (2014). DSM-5 disruptive mood dysregulation disorder: Correlates and predictors in young children. Psychological Medicine, 44, 2339-2350.
Dougherty, L. R., *Smith, V. C., Bufferd, S. J., Kessel, E., Carlson, G., & Klein, D. N. (in press). Preschool irritability predicts child psychopathology, functional impairment, and service use at age nine years. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and Psychology.