Amy Whitesel

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Amy Whitesel

Assistant Research Professor, Psychology



Email: Amy Whitesel
Office Phone: (202) 994-3802


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: 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.

Ph.D. 2008, Howard University