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Ulziimaa Chimed-Ochir
Ulziimaa Chimed-Ochir
Graduate student
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Summary Statement

Ulziimaa focuses on parenting, early child development, childhood trauma, and intervention programs. She explores the impact of child maltreatment on developmental milestones and seeks mechanisms for mitigating these effects and promoting normal developmental trajectories.

  • Graduate Student
  • Ph.D., present, Human Development and Family and Psychology, Penn State University
  • M.A., 2017, Human Development (Developmental Psychology major), College of Human Ecology, Cornell University
  • B.A., 2007, Business Administration (Information System Management), Computer Science and Management School, Mongolian University of Science and Technology
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Ulziimaa's research is concentrated on the domains of early child development, parenting, child maltreatment, and childhood trauma. Guided by a developmental perspective, she delves into the adverse consequences of child maltreatment on essential foundational developmental stages, particularly involving attachment formation and the cultivation of autonomy. Her primary focus is directed toward uncovering the intricate repercussions associated with childhood relational trauma, delineating the trajectories of trauma recovery, and examining the impacts of parent-child relational treatments.

Professional Experience

Awards and honors:

  • 2023 Lydia A. Gerhardt Child Development Memorial Scholarship
  • 2023 College of Health & Human Development Endowment Funds, Penn State University
  • 2018 Grace M. Henderson Graduate Scholarship, Penn State University
  • 2018 Douglas Research Endowment, Penn State University
  • 2017 Hintz Graduate Educational Enhancement Fellowship, Penn State University
  • 2016 – 2017 Fulbright Grantee, Fulbright Foreign Student Program
  • Chimed-Ochir, U., Bai, L., Whitesell, C. J., & Teti, D. M. (2022). The role of household chaos on levels and trajectories of socioemotional behavior in the second year. Developmental psychology, 58(2), 311.
  • Chimed-Ochir, U., Connell, M.C., Cooper, D., Lang, J., Randall, K & Kinniburgh, M.K. (revise & resubmit) The influence of within- and between-person effects of caregiver trauma symptoms and conjoint sessions on Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) treatment outcomes for young children. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology.
  • Knapp, K. S., Chimed-Ochir, U., Apsley, H. B., Eng, S., Fosco, G. M., & Cleveland, H.H. (2022). Profiles of future expectations among urban adolescents in Cambodia. Developmental Psychology.