Postdoctoral Fellows

Divya Joshi

Dr. Divya Joshi is a Postdoctoral Fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Parminder Raina and Dr. Andrea Gonzalez.

Divya received her Ph.D. in Health Research Methodology (Clinical Epidemiology) at McMaster University.

Divya’s overarching area of interest is in examining the associations between exposure to childhood adversity, biopsychosocial resilience, and healthy aging. Divya’s current research focuses on examining pathways linking early life adversity and poor health outcomes including multimorbidity and poor physical and cognitive functioning in an aging population.

Xutong Zhang

Dr. Xutong Zhang is a Postdoctoral Fellow working with Dr. Andrea Gonzalez at the McMaster University.

Xutong received her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies at the Pennsylvania State University in 2021.  Her research takes a psychophysiological approach to examine the role of stress and parental self-regulation in shaping parenting behaviors, and to evaluate the effects of parenting programs on parental competence.  Xutong is also interested in the psychophysiological mechanisms underlying children’s regulatory difficulties, especially among those experiencing early adversity and violence in the family context.