Elizabeth Skowron, PhD is a faculty member in the counseling psychology PhD program, directs the graduate specialization in prevention science, and is a research scientist in the Prevention Science Institute at the University of Oregon. She studied family systems and the process of family therapy while obtaining her PhD at SUNY Albany. Dr. Skowron’s research focuses on clarifying the individual and joint contributions of neurobiology and environment to the development of self-regulation and school readiness in at-risk children. Her research also focuses on understanding the neurobiology of parenting at risk and mechanisms of change in interventions that are effective for supporting positive, healthy parenting and reducing child maltreatment.