Jelena Obradovic

Jelena Obradovic
Assistant Professor of Education

Obradovic examines how contextual risk and adversity influence children’s adaptation across multiple domains of functioning over time. She is interested in identifying the biological, behavioral, and environmental processes that enable some highly disadvantaged children to demonstrate remarkable resilience, while placing others at risk for maladaptive outcomes. She primarily studies how exposure to environmental risk and adversity interacts with children’s stress reactivity and self-regulatory abilities to influence their social, emotional, and cognitive development.