Clinical Child Psychology, University of Kansas
Cohort Six Fellow

Academic Mentor
Yo Jackson
Professor, Clinical Child Psychology Program, University of Kansas

Policy Mentor
Kelly McCauley
Director of Evidence Informed Initiatives, KVC Health Systems

Current Institutional Affiliation
Brown University, Alpert Medical School: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Areas of Expertise

Mental Health and Well-Being, Child Welfare and Foster Care Systems, Preschool-aged Children


Lindsay Huffhines, PhD, is an NIMH-funded T32 postdoctoral research fellow at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Her research examines biopsychosocial mechanisms underlying pathways from early childhood trauma to the development of mental and physical health conditions. She earned her PhD from the University of Kansas in June 2019. During her doctoral training she secured dissertation funding through the NICHD, the American Psychological Foundation, and the American Psychological Association, as well as the Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being. Her dissertation research explored associations between trauma exposure, family cohesion, and inflammation in preschool-aged children. Throughout graduate school Dr. Huffhines worked on several federally funded studies examining risk and resilience in vulnerable populations, including foster youth and young children involved in the child welfare system. Prior to entering her PhD program, Dr. Huffhines secured a Fulbright Research Fellowship to conduct research in Iceland. Dr. Huffhines holds a BA in Psychology and English from Texas A&M University and an MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University.