Dr. Angela Narayan

Associate Professor, Clinical Child Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Denver

Dr. Angela Narayan is an Associate Professor in the Clinical Child Psychology PhD program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Denver (DU). She received her PhD in Developmental Psychopathology and Clinical Science from the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota. 

At DU, Angela founded the PROTECT Lab, which investigates how risk and resilience transfer across generations. Her research involves a multi-site longitudinal study following 350 low-income families from pregnancy to kindergarten, uncovering protective factors against intergenerational trauma and psychopathology in diverse pregnant individuals, marginalized young fathers, and other non-gestational caregivers.

Angela is a licensed psychologist in Colorado with expertise in relationship-based, trauma-informed treatments for children, adolescents and parents. She is on the editorial board of Adversity and Resilience ScienceChild Abuse & Neglect, and Development and Psychopathology. She has also received early career awards for her research on childhood maltreatment and trauma psychology from APA Divisions 37 and 56.