Laura N Martin

Laura N Martin

Laura N Martin

Graduate Research Assistant

Clinical Psychology: Childhood Trauma, PTSD, Couples, and Family Functioning, Parenting, Emotion Regulation, Early Maltreatment

Laura is a fifth-year doctoral student in GMU's Clinical Psychology program and works with Dr. Keith Renshaw in the Anxiety, Stress, & Relationships Lab. Previously, she worked at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine as a Research Assistant studying socioeconomic factors and their impact on perinatal mental and physical health. Laura's research is primarily focused on the ways that childhood trauma impacts subsequent interpersonal functioning, specifically an individual's romantic relationships and role as a parent.



Selected Publications

Giff, S.T., Renshaw, K.D., Denham, S.A., Martin, L.N., & Gewirtz, A.H. (2023). Emotion socialization in military families: Associations with post-traumatic stress disorder. Family Process, 10.1111/famp.12931. Advance online publication.

Martin, L.N., Nelson, J.D., Cuellar, A.E., Cheskin, L.J., Renshaw, K., & Fischer, S. (2023). Discrimination and adverse childhood experiences: The impact on mental health in college students. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 1-18.

Martin, L.N., Renshaw, K.D., Mauro, K.L., Curby, T.W., Ansell, E., & Chaplin, T. (2023). Intergenerational Effects of childhood maltreatment: Role of emotion dysregulation and emotion socialization. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 32(7), 2187-2197.

Strickler, S., Martin, L.N., Khong, K., & Cattaneo, L. (2023). Variations in women’s attribution of blame for sexual assault. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 38(19-20), 10947-10971.

Nelson, J.D., Martin, L.N., Izquierdo, A., Kornienko, O., Cuellar, A.E., Cheskin, L.J., & Fischer, S. (2023). The role of discrimination and adverse childhood experiences in disordered eating. Journal of Eating Disorders, 11(29).

Martin, L.N., Giff, S., Ribeiro, S., Fyffe, S., Renshaw, K. (2022). Changes in relationship quality in the COVID-19 pandemic: Associations with pandemic stressors in couple communication. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 1-17.

López-Castro, T., Martin, L.N., Nickley, S., C. Saraiya, T., & Melara, R. D. (2021). Frontal alpha asymmetry in posttraumatic stress disorder: Group differences among individuals with and without PTSD during an inhibitory control task. Clinical EEG and Neuroscience, 54(5), 472-4782.

Courses Taught

PSYC 301 - Research Method Lab

PSYC 314 - Adolescent Development

PSYC 414 - Behaviors of Childhood Disorders


Post-baccalaureate coursework, Psychology, Columbia University, 2018
B.A., English Creative Writing, Franklin & Marshall College, 2014