Briana Williams

Michigan State University

School Psychology


Briana Williams is a doctoral student in the School Psychology program at Michigan State University (MSU). She received her B.S. in Psychology (with a Clinical/Counseling focus) from Carnegie Mellon University in 2016 and her M.A. in School Psychology at MSU in 2020. Before beginning her program at MSU, Briana worked for several years at the Kennedy Kreiger Institute in Baltimore, MD in the Center for Autism and Related Disorders. There she supported several lab- and community-based research studies to support daycare and classroom educators in using evidence-based strategies to support students with a history of behavior challenges. Broadly, Briana's research interests are in exploring emotion socialization in early childhood and investigating parent interventions to assist in nurturing young children's mental health and social-emotional development. Specifically, she is interested in exploring how familial context and culture influence how parents socialize children's emotions. Outside of her research, Briana enjoys reading young adult SciFi novels, playing with her cats, and spending hours on Facetime with family and friends.

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