Linhao Zhang

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science

Ph.D. Student and Research Assistant


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
B.A. Psychology Pennsylvania State University 2018
B.A. Criminology Pennsylvania State University 2018
M.S.Ed Counseling and Mental Health Services University of Pennsylvania 2020


2023 Spring.      Co-instructor, HDFS 5110: Research Methods in Human Development and Family Science, University of Georgia

Job Description

Linhao is a fourth-year doctoral student in Human Development and Family Science. Her research focuses on studying how child adversity influences youth development and psychopathology among youth and how executive functioning, psychophysiological, and neurological mechanisms impact these associations. She is particularly interested in how sleep quality can impact the parent-child relationship as well as risk and resilience behaviors.


Peltz, J., Zhang, L. Sasser, J., Oshri, A., Doane, L. (2023). The influence of pubertal development on early adolescent sleep and changes in family functioning. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.

Zhang, L., Sasser, J., Doane, D. L., Peltz, J., Oshri, A. (2023). Latent profiles of sleep patterns in adolescence: Associations with behavioral health risk. Journal of Adolescent Health.

Azarmehr, R., Reck, A., Zhang, L., Oshri, A (2023). COVID-19 stress exacerbates the effect of child maltreatment on negative affect via increased identity confusion during adolescence. Journal of Adolescence.

Zhang, L., Cui, Z., Huffman, L., Oshri, A. (2023). Sleep mediates the effect of stressful environments on youth impulsivity: The moderating role of default mode network connectivity. Sleep Health.

Zhang, L., Cui, Z., Sasser, J., Carvalho, C., Oshri, A. (2022). Family stress during the pandemic worsens the effect of adverse parenting on adolescent sleep quality. Child Abuse & Neglect.

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