Stephanie Parade, PhD

Stephanie Parade, PhD

Director of Early Childhood Research, Bradley/Hasbro Children’s Research Center; Staff Psychologist, Bradley Hospital

Stephanie Parade, PhD, is a staff psychologist at Bradley Hospital and assistant professor (research) in the Brown Medical School. Parade collaborates on research and program evaluation activities within the Bradley/Hasbro Children’s Research Center.

Parade received her BS from the University of Connecticut and her MS and PhD in human development and family studies from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in developmental psychopathology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Parade's research interests include early childhood development in family contexts of risk; effects of early life stress on adult psychopathology and close relationships; family relationships across the transition to parenthood; biological mechanisms underlying links between family risk and psychopathology in childhood and adulthood; and evaluation of evidence based practices embedded in community settings


Parade, S. H. & Leerkes, E. M. (2011). Marital aggression predicts infant orienting toward mother at six months. Infant Behavior and Development, 34, 235-238.
Parade, S. H., McGeary, J., Seifer, R., & Knopik, V. (2012). Infant development in family context: Call for a genetically informed approach. Frontiers in Behavioral and Psychiatric Genetics, 3, 167.
Parade, S. H., Leerkes, E. M., & Helms, H. M. (2013). Remembered parental rejection and postpartum declines in marital satisfaction: Moderated dyadic links. Family Relations, 62, 298-311.