Dr. Jasmine DeJesus joined the UNCG Psychology Department faculty in Fall 2018 as an Assistant Professor and is the primary investigator of the DUCK Lab’s newest partner lab, the Development, Culture, and Health (DCH) Lab. Together, our labs make up the UNCG Child Development Research Center.
Dr. DeJesus earned her B.A. in psychology from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Chicago, where she was supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Before joining the department, Jasmine completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan in the Departments of Psychology and Pediatrics, where she was funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the American Heart Association.
Her research examines how children’s beliefs and knowledge change across development (or in some cases, stay the same!), how children’s social and cultural experiences shape their choices and attitudes, and how we can leverage developmental science methods to study health outcomes and promote child and family health and well-being. Check out her lab’s website and Facebook page.
Dr. DeJesus is excited to partner with the DUCK Lab and to work with the Greensboro community!