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Julia Jaekel Assistant Professor in Child and Family Studies

CEHHS Welcomes New Faculty: Julia Jaekel, Child and Family Studies

Julia Jaekel is an assistant professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies. Julia earned her PhD in developmental psychology at the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany, postdoctoral at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, and higher doctoral in developmental psychology at Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany. Her research is interdisciplinary and often combines multiple methods such as behavioral, cognitive, academic, neurological and physiological assessments to understand long-term developmental mechanisms of vulnerability, resilience and susceptibility in individuals facing socio-cultural and/or biological adversity.

Julia is currently involved in a number of international longitudinal studies. She has published widely in leading journals, held several research grants in Germany, and is the leading coordinator of the adolescent psychopathology interest group of the Adults Born Preterm International Collaboration (APIC).

Julia’s contact information:

Child & Family Studies Department
115 Jessie W. Harris Building
1215 Cumberland Avenue
Knoxville, TN  37996-1900