Melissa Hagan, Ph.D., M.P.H., is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at SFSU and an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF. She obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from Arizona State University in 2013, completed a one-year APA-accredited clinical science internship at the Institute for Juvenile Research in the Psychiatry Department of University of Illinois, Chicago Medical Center, and completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Child Trauma Research Program in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF. Dr. Hagan’s expertise is clinical, developmental, and biological psychology, with a focus on how stress and adversity in childhood impact functioning at different stages of the life span. She is particularly interested in the parent-child relationship, intergenerational processes of risk and resilience, and the design of effective family-based interventions. In addition to her research, Dr. Hagan is a licensed clinical psychologist and teaches the undergraduate class Theories of Personality and two graduate seminars in the clinical psychology program here at SFSU.