Diana Morelen, PhD

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Diana Morelen, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
East Tennessee State University

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




 Research Interests:

  • Developmental Psychopathology 
  • Risk and Resilience 
  • Children's emotional development and how emotional functioning relates to adaptive/maladaptive mental health outcomes
  • Parental influences on emotional development
  • Impact of childhood maltreatment history and mental illness on parenting
  • Adverse childhood experiences (ACES)
  • Internalizing symptoms (anxiety, depression) in children and families 
  • Perinatal mental health 
  • 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.