Advisor- Melissa Hagan, Ph.D., M.P.H. Assistant Professor of Psychology
Melissa Hagan obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from Arizona State University in 2013, completed a one-year APA-accredited clinical science internship at the Institute for Juvenile Research in the Psychiatry Department of University of Illinois, Chicago Medical Center, and completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Child Trauma Research Program in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF. Dr. Hagan’s expertise is clinical, developmental, and biological psychology, with a focus on how stress and adversity in childhood impact functioning at different stages of the life span. She is particularly interested in the parent-child relationship, intergenerational processes of risk and resilience, and the design of effective family-based interventions. In addition to her research, Dr. Hagan is a licensed clinical psychologist, teaches the undergraduate class Theories of Personality at SFSU, and provides clinical supervision to therapists in training.
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