Jennifer Khoury

Dr. Jennifer Khoury recently became an Assistant Professor and Tier II Canada Research Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies in Neuroscience, in the Department of Psychology at Mount Saint Vincent University.

Prior to this appointment, Dr. Khoury completed a postdoctoral fellowship, funded by CIHR and Michael DeGroote fellowships, at the Offord Centre for Child Studies, McMaster University (with Drs. Andrea Gonzalez and Terry Bennett). She also previously completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Cambridge Hospital/Harvard Medical School (2017-2019).

Dr. Khoury’s research program adopts an interdisciplinary and multi-method approach to understand how early life stress impacts the brain and behaviour of parents and children, at different stages of development. Much of this research includes longitudinal studies which examine neurobiological stress and emotion regulation, in parents and children, beginning in infancy and spanning to later childhood.

Dr. Khoury’s current research projects include a longitudinal study assessing the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and stress in pregnancy, a series of meta-analyses to examine outcomes of childhood maltreatment, as well as a collaborative research project examining the neurobiological mechanisms underlying the intergenerational transmission of childhood maltreatment.