Department of Psychology
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Research Interests & Goals:
Jasmine M. DeJesus is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at UNC Greensboro. At UNCG, Dr. DeJesus directs the Development, Culture, and Health Lab, where her research examines the development of children’s social attitudes, their reasoning about social and cultural groups, the development of food preferences and eating behavior, and children’s early health concepts. Dr. DeJesus is also the co-director of the UNCG Living Laboratory Initiative, which develops research collaborations with local children’s museums and other community sites to facilitate data collection and science engagement with the public. Dr. DeJesus completed her undergraduate studies at Harvard, her doctoral work in Psychology at the University of Chicago, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan in Psychology and Pediatrics. Her research has been published in several top academic journals, including Child Development, Developmental Science, and Developmental Psychology, and her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the American Heart Association.