Amy Whitesel

Title:
Assistant Research Professor, Psychology
Office:
Suite 414
Address:
1922 F Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
Phone:
202-994-3802
Email:
[email protected]

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Current Research

Dr. Whitesel’s research interests focus on the many elements of adoption, with a special emphasis on birth parents.  Dr. Whitesel is a licensed clinical social worker and has extensive experience in working with adoptive families.  She has been a member of the Early Growth and Development Study (EGDS: https://www.egdstudy.org) research team since 2002.  Currently, Dr. Whitesel is working with Dr. Jody Ganiban on EGDS-Health, a study focused on child physical growth and health through the examination of family dietary habits, food preferences, physical activities, and child growth patterns in birth and adoptive families.

Education

Ph.D. 2008, Howard University