Amie Hane

Amie Hane

Professor of Psychology, Chair of Public Health Program

413-597-4281
Wachenheim Science Center Rm 327
At Williams since 2006

Education

B.A. University of Maryland (1996)
M.A. University of Maryland, Developmental Psychology (1999)
Ph.D. University of Maryland, Developmental Psychology (2002)

Areas of Expertise

Professor Hane is a developmental psychologist with expertise in developmental neuroscience, parent-infant mental health, and behavioral pediatrics.Her research focuses on the social regulation of physiological and behavioral stress responding in infants and children. Using a comparative physiology approach, this work translates animal epigenetic models of postnatal programming to human samples and demonstrates that high quality maternal caregiving behavior is associated with reduced biological and behavioral stress responding in infants and children. This work focuses on understanding the mechanisms through which early life stress is associated with developmental outcomes and translating the methods of basic developmental science for the promotion of relational health in medical settings, including hospitalized infants, mother-infant newborn nurseries, and in pediatric primary care settings.

Hane conducts basic research on caregiving behavior and infant/child stress responding and clinical research as a faculty member of the Nurture Science Program in the Department of Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center. Students in my Early Experience and Physiology Laboratory at Williams engage in both types of research, which converge to inform intervention programming designed to reduce the behavioral and health consequences associated with early life stress.

Scholarship/Creative Work

Selected Publications (click author list for pdf)

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

The Early Experience and Physiology Laboratory is pleased to be part of the PLAY Project.

Professional Affiliations

Visiting Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

Fellow, American Psychological Society