Emily Jacqueline Lefebvre Smith

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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I am a fourth year student in the Lifespan Developmental Psychology doctoral program. My personal research includes promoting resilience in response to daily stressors throughout the lifespan.  My research pragram includes examining prevalent stressors experienced by youth, young and older adults, identifying maladaptive coping mechanisms, and investigating subsequent outcomes.  Importantly, my focus is on promoting healthy patterns of behavior and relationships, identifying proactive coping techniques, and building avenues of community and social support.

I am currently working through an extension assistantship with the Center for Family and Community Engagement and have been working for the Center for almost three years. I currently serve as a research assistant for multiple projects including the annual Community Child Protection Team review and assisting in work lead by Dr. Sam Cacace which includes investiating the needs of transitioning military members across North Carolina.