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Kathryn DeYoung

Master's Candidate, Family Science , Family Science
Other Affiliations: Center for Healthy Families
Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health | Room: 1142
Phone: (301) 405-3672 |

Kathryn DeYoung is a first-year Couple and Family Therapy Masters student from Washington, DC. She graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2009, with a B.A. in Psychology. In 2014 she received a Master’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Psychopathology, Psychotherapy, and Assessment from American University. She has been actively involved in behavioral science research since her days as an undergraduate at the University of Tennessee, where she worked on projects centered on intimate partner violence during pregnancy. After graduating from Tennessee she moved back to the DC region, taking a job at the Uniformed Services University of Health Science (USHS) in the newly established Laboratory for the Treatment of Suicide-Related Ideation and Behavior. Most recently, she has served as the Director of Laboratory Operations for the Affective and Translational Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Maryland, where she has managed projects examining how individual risk factors for the development of psychopathology manifest in the daily social and emotional lives of young adults, smokers, and socially anxious teens. Kathryn enjoys saying yes to just about any adventure her friends and family suggest, whether that is fun day hike on Billy Goat trail or heading off to Guatemala to build homes in a mountain village.