Christina Hlutkowsky is a second-year student in the Clinical Child Psychology doctoral program under the mentorship of Dr. Cynthia Huang-Pollock. She received a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015, where she worked with Dr. Timothy Nokes-Malach and Dr. Cristina Zepeda studying teacher-led cognitive skills in urban classrooms. After graduating, she worked with Dr. Susan Perlman at the Laboratory for Child Brain Development at UPMC investigating child emotion regulation, focusing on irritability, and executive function development during the preschool years using fNIRS, fMRI, and behavioral measures.
Christina's interests center around the cognitive, emotional, and neural underpinnings of psychological disorders, particularly ADHD and anxiety, throughout childhood development.