Caitlin Elsaesser, PhD
Caitlin Elsaesser, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor. She is a licensed clinical social worker and received her doctorate from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. Caitlin’s work focuses on better understanding the developmental impact of stress – particularly violence and victimization – among youth living in urban environments. Her research aims to identify targets for intervention that can reduce the negative impact of these experiences, with a special focus on school experiences. Caitlin teaches courses in the research and casework sequences.
Victimization, violence exposure and perpetration
Adolescent development and wellbeing
Academic achievement and engagement
Role of community, school, and family contexts in development
Prevention and intervention