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CFAC Post-Doctoral Fellows and Graduate Students

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Fiorella L. Carlos Chavez

Fiorella L. Carlos Chavez, PhD

Dr. Carlos Chavez is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Missouri in the Department of Human Development and Family Science. Her research interests focus on family life stressors of Latinos; migration, acculturative stress, daily life stressors, and the burdens associated with various working conditions; household food insecurity among Latino families; and impact of acculturative stress on Latino college students.

Dr. Carlos Chavez received a BA and a BBA from Roanoke College in 2007, a MS from San Diego State University in 2014, and a PhD from Florida State University in 2018.

carloschavezf@missouri.edu


Graduate Students

Fatin Asan

Fatin Asnan
Doctoral Student
University of Missouri
Department of Human Development and Family Science
fatin.asnan@mail.missouri.edu


Luis Conejo-Bolanos

Luis Conejo-Bolanos
Doctoral Student
University of Missouri
Department of Human Development and Family Science
luisconejo-bolanos@mail.missouri.edu


Logan Dicus

Logan Dicus
Doctoral Student
University of Missouri
Department of Human Development and Family Science
jldfbg@mail.missouri.edu


Sonia Giron

Sonia Giron
Doctoral Student
University of Missouri
Department of Human Development and Family Science
s.e.giron@mizzou.edu


Omoshola Kehinde

Omoshola Kehinde
Doctoral Student
University of Missouri
School of Social Work
obkpvm@mail.missouri.edu


Sahitya Maiya

Sahitya Maiya
Doctoral Student
University of Missouri
Department of Human Development and Family Science
sahitya.maiya@mail.missouri.edu


Madison Memmott-Elison

Madison Memmott-Elison
Doctoral Student
University of Missouri
Department of Human Development and Family Science
mkegn2@mail.missouri.edu


Sarah Pierotti

Sarah Pierotti
Doctoral Student
University of Missouri
Department of Human Development and Family Science
slpfk2@mail.missouri.edu


Joy Roos
Doctoral Student
University of Missouri
Department of Human Development and Family Science
jeroos@mail.missouri.edu


Gashaye Melaku Tefera

Gashaye Melaku Tefera
Doctoral Student
University of Missouri
School of Social Work
yenenardos@gmail.com


Marixza Torres

Marixza Torres
School of Education
University of California Irvine
Marixzat@uci.edu


Research Associates

Zehra Gulseven

Dr. Gülseven is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the School of Education at University of California, Irvine. Dr. Gülseven’s research interests include parental, cultural, and contextual correlates of prosocial behaviors and moral development in children and adolescents.

Dr. Gülseven received a BS in Psychology from Abant İzzet Baysal University, in Turkey, in 2009, a MS in Early Childhood Development from the University of Missouri in 2015, and a PhD in Human Environmental Sciences from the University of Missouri in 2019.

gulseven@uci.edu


Jihee Im

Dr. Jihee Im is a research associate in the Center for Children and Families Across Cultures at the University of Missouri. Dr. Im’s research interests include determinants of parenting including parenting cognitions, economic stress, and culture and children’s socio-emotional development in the family context.

Dr. Im received a BA in psychology and a MA in human resource development from Sungkyunkwan University in Korea and a PhD in Human Environmental Sciences from the University of Missouri.

jibm5@mail.missouri.edu


Seunghee Han

Dr. Seunghee Han is a research associate in the Center for Children and Families Across Cultures at the University of Missouri. Dr. Han’s research interests include cultural factors, family contexts, and family processes in self-regulation, school readiness, and positive development particularly among children from at-risk families.

Dr. Han received a BA in early childhood education from Chung-Ang University in 2001, a MA in early childhood education from Chung-Ang University in 2004, and a PhD in Human Environmental Sciences from the University of Missouri in 2020.

shpbb@mail.missouri.edu


Youngsook Han

Dr. Youngsook Han is a research associate in the Center for Children and Families Across Cultures at the University of Missouri. Dr. Han’s research interests include children and adolescents’ prosocial development and peer relationships; roles of interparental, coparental, and parent-child relationships in children’s social and moral outcomes; cultural factors and parenting; media exposure and children’s empathic tendencies and prosocial behavior.

Dr. Han received a BA in child psychology and education from the Sungkyunkwan University in 2008, a MA in child and family studies from the Yonsei University in 2010, and a PhD in human environmental science from the University of Missouri in 2018.

yhm88@missouri.edu