College of

CARE Lab Research Team

Principal Investigator: Susan Woodhouse, Ph.D.

Iacocca Hall, Room A225
111 Research Drive, Bethlehem, PA, 18015
(610) 758-3269

Dr. Susan Woodhouse is an associate professor in the Department of Education at Lehigh University. She obtained her Ph.D. in counseling psychology at the University of Maryland - College Park. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship with developmental psychologist and attachment researcher, Dr. Jude Cassidy. Dr. Woodhouse received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the National Institute for Child Health and Development (NICHD) to fund her postdoctoral research project, Attachment and Process in Intervention Outcome. She is interested in studying mother-infant relationships and how the early relationship between parents and infants can influence infants' developing understanding of self and others. She is also studies the psychotherapy relationship and process of psychotherapy. Finally, she is interested in research on preventive interventions to promote positive development in young children and infants.


CARE Project Coordinator/Lab Manager

Denise Sturnes

2001 North Front Street
Building 1, Suite 311 Harrisburg, PA 17102

Office: (717) 787-9128

(717) 236-8220




Lab Manager/Graduate Research Assistant

Maria Lauer



Graduate Research Assistants

Netta Admoni

Chenchen Dai
Taryn Hollander 
Meenal Jog
Monica Kim
Erin Rectanus
Research Assistant
Julie Beeney
CARE Community Liaison
Carmen Henry-Harris

Research Assistants in the Harrisburg CARE Lab

Zuleikha Ahmed

Almetrus Baltimore

Mayra Comocho

Ashley Gillmor

Bianca Ingram

Bryce Jones

Stephanie Portorreal 

Gloria Winslow

Harrisburg 12 Month Home Visitors

Donna Barber

Jennie Jenkins

Kathy Stanton


Secure Base Provision (SBP) Coding Team (Lehigh)

Maria Lauer

Monica Kim

Meenal S. Jog

Taryn L. Hollander


6m Data Quality Team (Lehigh)

Meenal Jog

Nan Xiang


12m Data Quality Team (Lehigh)

Netta Admoni

Chenchen Dai

Erin Rectanus


Physiological Data Team (Lehigh)

Netta Admoni

Chenchen Dai

Monica Kim

Xiao Meng


Undergraduate Research Assistants

Jiadi Cai

Ingrid Morales-Ramirez

Drake Van Egdom


12-Month Home Visit Coordinator

Denise Sturnes