Dr. Grabell's research focuses on emotion regulation and its relation to cross-diagnostic symptoms of psychopathology in early childhood. He is particularly interested in the fine details of how the emerging emotion regulation system works and which parts of this system aren't functioning well in young children on the cusp of persistent mood and behavior problems. His lab uses a multi-method approach comprising developmentally sensitive neuroimaging techniques, psychophysiological measurement, and detailed behavioral coding.
Current projects include an NIH K23 study examining the development of deliberate emotion regulation and irritability in preschool children. This study will examine early deliberate emotion regulation, its association with level of concurrent irritability, and changes in irritability, internalizing, and externalizing symptoms one year later. The proposed study is designed to shift the field to focusing on deliberate emotion regulation, inform future longitudinal work, and spur novel interventions for early irritability.
- PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor