Stephanie Milan

Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology Program Head

Department of Psychological Sciences

Dr. Stephanie Milan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences and the Program Head for Clinical Psychology. She received a doctoral degree in Clinical & Quantitative Psychology from Vanderbilt University and completed an APA internship and postdoctoral residency at the Yale University Child Study Center.

Dr. Milan’s broad research interest is in developmental psychopathology in the context of poverty and associated community and family risk factors. In other words, how and when do conditions associated with economic disadvantage lead to individual psychopathology?  Within this broad area, she is particularly interested in how researchers and clinicians can work to disrupt intergenerational cycles of poverty, maltreatment, and poor mental health and how to reduce economic disparities is mental health.  Her current projects focus on specific mechanisms, particularly maternal mentalization and emotion understanding, that play a role in intergenerational continuity in maltreatment. Dr. Milan’s research has been funded by NIMH, NICHD, RWJ Foundation, and the UConn Foundation.

At UConn, Dr. Milan teaches graduate courses in Research Methods and Child & Family Intervention.  At the undergraduate level, she has taught Statistics, Abnormal Psychology, and Child Development in Sociopolitical Context.  She also serves as a supervisor in the UConn Psychological Services Clinic, providing direct instruction and supervision to doctoral students in evidence-based treatment.

Over the past few years, Dr. Milan has also been involved in several efforts to promote campus wellbeing. This has included teaching an undergraduate seminar on emotional wellness skills to new students, serving on UConn’s JED campus steering committee, and leading a series of wellness seminars and small groups for AAUP faculty.  Outside of Uconn, her clinical work is primarily with mothers with serious mental illness.

Dr. Milan’s CV can be found here: milan cv 2021

Contact Information