Diana Morelen, PhD

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Diana Morelen, PhD, IMH-E   

Assistant Professor  

Department of Psychology  

Associate Director of Training Dissemination and Implementation  

ETSU Ballad Health Strong BRAIN Institute  

East Tennessee State University



Office: Rogers-Stout Room 415
Phone: 423-439-4771
Email: Morelen@etsu


Research interests  

  • Infant and early childhood mental health  
  • Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)   
  • Trauma, trauma-informed care, and resilience-promoting strategies   
  • Developmental psychopathology  
  • Risk and resilience
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Emotional development and emotion regulation
  • Parenting and parenting interventions
  • Self-care and well-being for caregivers
  • Diverse contexts surrounding development (e.g., race/ethnicity, nationality, rural Appalachian culture)

S A F E  Z O N E 

Dr. Morelen welcomes all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or religious beliefs. In her teaching, research, and practice she embraces diversity and seeks to create safe spaces where diverse individuals feel welcomed.