Jacob Kunkel

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Doctoral Student
Institute of Child Development

My primary research interests include the role that lifespan interpersonal experiences have on physical, cognitive, and mental health into adulthood. Working with Dr. Glenn Roisman, I leverage longitudinal and/or genetically-informed datasets to explore these broad domains. Recent projects include the pattern of association between early caregiving experiences and physical health markers into adulthood, as well as the concordance/discordance in older twins' physical and cognitive health markers.

Areas of interest

Adulthood; Families and parenting; Genetics and epigenetics; Lifespan; Relationships; Resilience; Social and emotional development; Stress and maltreatment