Wayne State University

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Kathleen McGoron

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Biography

Dr. McGoron (Lucy) is a post-doctoral fellow in the parent health lab. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of New Orleans in 2012. Dr. McGoron's work focuses on understanding and promoting positive parenting in high-risk families with young children. She is interested in creating a technology-based system to detect and respond to early parenting challenges; with the vision of implementing such a system in pediatricians. She is currently conducting research to better understand the challenges parents and pediatricians face in caring for young children and openness to an online parent education system.