Astrida Seja Kaugars, PhD

Assistant professor, Psychology, Marquette University, Milwaukee

Overview

Division

  • Psychology

Study interests

  • Clinical child and pediatric psychology

Education

  • Masters degree, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1998
  • Doctorate, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 2001

Marquette University
Department of Psychology
PO Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-3665

Licenses
  • Licensed psychologist, State of Colorado

Education & Awards

Awards
  • Dean's Graduate Student Fellowship to participate in National Institute of Mental Health Institutional Predoctoral Research Training Program in Pediatric Psychology, Case Western Reserve University, 1999
  • Armington Research Program on Values in Children Grant, Case Western Reserve University, 1999

Research & Publications

Research
  • Summer Faculty Fellowship and Regular Research Grant Recipient, Marquette University
  • Developmental Psychobiology Research Group Grant, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, "Emotion Regulation Among Children with Early Childhood Illness"
  • General Clinical Research Center Grant, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and National Jewish Medical and Research Center, "Emotion Regulation and Cortisol in Children with Atopy"
  • Summer Faculty Fellowship and Regular Research Grant Recipient, Marquette University
  • National Research Service Award, Postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • National Institutes of Health Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Program Recipient
  • National Research Service Award, Predoctoral fellowship from the National Institute on Drug Abuse

Recent selected publications

  • Assessing readiness to change the balance of responsibility for managing type 1 diabetes mellitus: adolescent, mother, and father perspectives
  • Use of the Family Interaction Macro-coding System with families of adolescents: psychometric properties among pediatric and healthy populations
  • Families' perspectives on the effect of constipation and fecal incontinence on quality of life
  • Reciprocal influences in children's and families' adaptation to early childhood wheezing
  • Validity of the Five Minute Speech Sample in families with infants from low-income backgrounds

See all publications by Dr. Kaugars