2021 Rovee-Collier Mentor Award Winner: Megan Gunnar, PhD

Dr. Gunnar embodies all the qualities this award represents. Her tireless dedication to all students,
throughout the decades, remains a model for faculty in the ISDP and beyond. Dr. Gunnar is no stranger to receiving recognition for her contributions to education and mentoring. She held the Rodney Wallace Professorship for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning from 2002-2005 and, in 2014, received the Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Association of Psychological Science (APS).

2021 Senior Investigator Award Winner, Regina Marie Sullivan, PhD

Regina M Sullivan, PhD, Professor, Nathan Kline Institute & the Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, New York, USA. Her research focuses on the neurobehavioral development of fear and attachment and the impact of adversity within attachment initiating the pathway to pathology.

2021 David Kucharski Young Investigator Award, Maya Opendak, Ph.D.

Dr. Opendak is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute. Research in the lab focuses on the developmental neurobiology of social behavior and the impact of experience, such as trauma, on infant circuits supporting complex behavior.

2021 David Kucharski Young Investigator Award, Kathryn Leigh Humphreys, Ph.D., Ed.M.

Dr. Kathryn Humphreys is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and Human Development at Peabody and an investigator in the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. She is a member of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, and holds a secondary faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Prior to coming to Vanderbilt, Dr. Humphreys received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, completed a clinical predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowship in Infant Mental Health at the Tulane University School of Medicine, and completed a research postdoctoral followship at Stanford University.