Klotz, Madeline


Klotz, Madeline


Dr. Amy K. Nuttall,


Fall 2021


Child Development


Madeline Klotz is currently a doctoral student in Human Development and Family Studies, with a concentration in child development. Madeline is advised by Dr. Amy K. Nuttall, director of the Family Stress Lab. Madeline’s research focuses on studying how to reduce risk and promote resilience and other protective factors for children and families facing adversity. She is interested in how early experiences of maltreatment affect relationships and promoting young children’s development by reducing stress and supporting the psychosocial wellbeing of their caregivers. 

Prior to joining the Family Stress Lab at MSU, Madeline was the Research Coordinator at the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy at the Yale Child Study Center. She graduated summa cum laude from State University of New York, College at Geneseo with a dual B.A. in Psychology and Sociology. 

Keywords and Phrases

parenting, resilience, maltreatment, prenatal stress, infant mental health