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Katarina Guttmannova

PhD Experimental/Developmental Psychology, University of Montana

Katarina Guttmannova is a research scientist and a lecturer at the UW School of Social Work. She received her PhD in developmental psychology with a minor in quantitative psychology from the University of Montana, and completed her postdoctoral training at Northwestern University. Afterward, she worked as a research scientist at the Institute for Policy Research and an adjunct faculty at the Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy. She joined the Social Development Research Group in 2009.

Her diverse research interests include prevention of child and adolescent substance use and behavior problems, risk and protective framework in the etiology of substance misuse and the role of context including social policy, culture and poverty in healthy development across the life course. Her other research interests include quantitative methods and psychometrics. Her research on the impact of legal marijuana and alcohol use is featured in this UW Today article.

Professional Interests:

  • Alcohol abuse in adolescence and parenting practices
  • Psychological measurement and analysis
  • Welfare reform - children and families
  • Child and adolescent developmental psychology