WHITNEY ROSTAD
PhD, Developmental Psychology, University of Montana (Year)
Cohort Two Fellow
wrostad@gmail.com

Academic Mentor
Paul Silverman
Professor, University of Montana

Policy Mentor
Sarah Corbally
Program Bureau Chief, Child and Family Services Division, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

Current Institutional Affiliation
Georgia State University: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Areas of Expertise

Child Welfare and Foster Care SystemsEconomic Supports for FamiliesFamilies and Family System, Low-Income Families and Individuals, Focus Groups and Interviewing Research

BIOGRAPHY

Whitney Rostad is a postdoctoral research associate in the National SafeCare Training and Research Center (NSTRC), which is housed in the Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development in the School of Public Health, where she oversees data analysis for various projects evaluating the prevention of child maltreatment and implementation of evidence-based practices in child welfare, disseminates results through peer-reviewed manuscripts, chapters, and conference presentations, and assists faculty in developing and running federally funded grants.

Prior to coming to Georgia State University, Whitney graduated from the University of Montana with doctorate and master degrees in Developmental Psychology. Her research focused on the influence of father-child relationships on adolescent development, and the examination of an attachment-based parenting program in a low-income sample, which was funded by a two-year Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being. Her research interests include the intergenerational transmission of caregiving practices, the prevention of child maltreatment, and the dissemination and implementation of parenting interventions.