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Kristine Marceau

Kristine Marceau

Kristine Marceau is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue University, with a courtesy appointment in the clinical area of the Psychology department at Purdue. In addition to her K award, of which she is Principal Investigator, she is a co-investigator on an NIH funded grant and a consultant on another, even larger, NIH funded grant. In 2020, Kristine received Purdue University’s Lorene Burkhart Award for Excellence in Research about Families. To date, Kristine has had 29 first-authored publications. She has two PhD students who have graduated, she is mentoring five PhD students during the 2020-2021 academic year, and she has 14 undergrads working in her research lab.

Prior to coming to Purdue, Kristine completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Valerie Knopik at Brown University. During the final year of her postdoctoral fellowship, Kristine was promoted to an Assistant Research Professor, a position she held for over a year. She also received a 2016 Rising Star award from the Association for Psychological Science. As a graduate student, Kristine’s research focused on the mechanisms that underlie the development of behavior problems, particularly gene-environment interplay and the reciprocal interactions between neuroendocrine functioning and family relationships. The title of her dissertation was, “Genetic, Hormone, and Family Environmental Influences on the Development of Adolescent Internalizing and Externalizing Problems.” Kristine graduated from Penn State’s Developmental Psychology PhD program in 2013 under the mentorship of Dr. Jenae Neiderhiser.

As a Strumpf Scholar, Kristine was able to use the scholarship funds to support the development of a NRSA grant proposal to the National Institutes of Health for her dissertation funding. The scholarship was also beneficial in terms of supporting professional networking at several national conferences.