Postdoctoral Scholars

Katherine Cheng

Katherine Cheng Postdoctoral Research Associate

Kat Cheng is a postdoctoral research associate at CYFS. She supports data management and analysis for the Getting Ready project, and is the lead for establishing its online database. Cheng also provides analytical support for Teacher and Parents as Partners, exploring intervention effects of conjoint behavioral consultation. She earned her Ph.D. in family and human development, with a specialization in measurement and statistical analysis, from Arizona State University. She also holds a master’s degree in psychology from New York University. Cheng uses quantitative methods — repeated measures, longitudinal and categorical data analysis — to address research questions that pertain to child and youth development concerning behaviors, achievement, health and relationships. Her research interests also include assessing salivary biomarkers to examine stress regulation and predictors of well-being.