Ekjyot Saini

Postdoctoral Scholar


Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Pennsylvania State University

Ekjyot Saini

Dr. Ekjyot Saini earned her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Science from Auburn University, as well as a Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan. Her program of research utilizes an interdisciplinary approach, including family systems perspectives and biopsychosocial models, to understand how family and sociocultural contexts contribute to the well-being of children and families across developmental periods. Saini is particularly interested in how relational (e.g., parenting, attachment) and regulatory processes (e.g., sleep, autonomic nervous system functioning) operate within stressful contexts such as socio-economic adversity, neighborhood and family environments, and social contexts of discrimination. She also examines how these factors contribute to socio-emotional and relational outcomes, as well as disparities in these domains.

Saini is visiting the Center for Poverty and Inequality Research, at the University of California, Davis.

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