Two ICD alums receive 2018 SRCD small grant awards

Theodore Waters, Ph.D.
Angela Narayan, Ph.D.

Theodore Waters, Ph.D., a former post-doctoral researcher in the Institute of Child Development (ICD), and Angela Narayan, a graduate of ICD’s Ph.D. in child psychology program, were recently awarded 2018 small grant awards from the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD).

Waters and Narayan are two out of 18 recipients of the 2018 awards from around the world. Recipients of the SRCD grant are early career scholars who exemplify a commitment to child development research.

For Waters, who conducted post-doctoral research at ICD from 2013-2015 and is now an assistant professor at New York University – Abu Dhabi, the grant will support a research project on “Links Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Cellular Damage: The Moderating Role of Attachment Security.”

Narayan, who graduated with a Ph.D. from ICD in 2015 and is now an assistant professor of clinical child psychology at the University of Denver, will pursue a project titled, “Childhood Adversity and Benevolent Childhood Experiences as Predictors of Mental Health Problems in Ethnically-Diverse, Low-Income Fathers Expecting a Baby.”