Courtney Zulauf-McCurdy, PhD

Acting Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Division of General Pediatrics
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Courtney Zulauf-McCurdy, Ph.D., is an acting assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and general pediatrics at the University of Washington. Her clinical work and research focus on decreasing mental health disparities, particularly ADHD and externalizing disorders, in early childhood by improving the implementation of preventative interventions in low-resourced community settings.

Zualuf-McCurdy’s research has been funded by several sources including the National Institute of Mental Health, foundry10, King County Department of Early Education and Learning, and the IMPACT Center.


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A qualitative examination of the parent-teacher relationship and preschool expulsion: capturing the voices of caregivers(2022)Infants and Young Children35 (1):20-39.
How teachers’ perceptions of the parent-teacher relationship affect children’s risk for early childhood expulsion(2020)Psychology in the Schools58(1):69-88.
Forestalling preschool expulsion: a mixed-method exploration of the potential protective role of teachers’ perceptions of parents(2019)American Educational Research Journal56(6):2189-2220.