020-umf_RShafler_8-30-2013_8x10Rebecca J. Shlafer, Ph.D.
Department of Pediatrics
Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
University of Minnesota

I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics (Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine) at the University of Minnesota. I received my PhD in child psychology from the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota. Prior to coming to Minnesota, I received my Masters and Bachelors in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Go Badgers!).

Most of my research focuses on understanding the developmental outcomes of children and families with multiple risk factors. I am particularly interested in children with parents in prison, as well as the programs and policies that impact families affected by incarceration.  In addition to my academic work, I also volunteer as a guardian ad litem.

Contact Information
Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine
University of Minnesota
717 Delaware Street SE | Room 302
Minneapolis, MN 55414
shlaf002@umn.edu | 612-625-9907

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