Megan R. Gunnar, PhD
Dr. Gunnar's research focuses on the emotional and social processes that regulate physiological responses to stressful events early in childhood. Much of her work involves the adrenocortical system, a stress-sensitive neuroendrocine system.
- Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota
- Principal Investigator, The International Adoption Project, University of Minnesota
- PhD, 1978, Stanford University
- Gunnar, M. R., & Van Dulmen, M. H. M. (2007). Behavior problems in postinstitutionalized internationally adopted children. Development and Psychopathology, 1, 129-148.
- Gunnar, M., & Pollack, S. D. (2007). Supporting parents so that they can support their internationally adopted children: The larger challenge lurking behind the fatality statistics. Child Maltreatment, 12, 381-382.
- Fisher, P. A., Stoolmiller, M., Gunnar, M. R., Burraston, B. O. (2007). Effects of a therapeutic intervention for foster preschoolers on diurnal cortisol activity. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 32, 892-905.
- Gunnar, M. R. (2007). Stress effects on the developing brain. In D. Romer & E. F. Walker (Eds.), Adolescent psychopathology and the developing brain: Integrating brain and prevention science (pp. 127-147). New York: Oxford.
- Gunnar, M., & Quevedo, K. (2007). The neurobiology of stress and development. Annual Review of Psychology, 58, 145-173.
- Benefits of the K Award
- Develop Your Story
- Establishing Your Area of Expertise
- Just Say No
- Out of the Nest
- Surviving Difficult Funding Periods
- The Minefield of Multidisciplinary Work
- Where There's a Will, There's a Way