Christine M. Low, PhD

Chief Psychologist, Bradley Hospital

Christine M. Low, PhD is chief psychologist at Bradley Hospital, providing clinical service, research collaboration, and supervision of predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees and medical residents at the Bradley/Hasbro Children's Research Center and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Low earned her doctoral degree in child clinical psychology from The Pennsylvania State University. She completed her predoctoral clinical internship at the University of  Washington School of Medicine and her postdoctoral fellowship in Early Childhood at Bradley Hospital and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She joined the faculty at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in 2005.




Early Childhood Program, Providence
Coro Center West (directions)
1 Hoppin Street, Coro West
Providence, RI 02903

Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center
Coro Center West (directions)
1 Hoppin Street, Suite 204
Providence, RI 02903


  • Post Graduate:  Pennsylvania State College of Medicine
  • Internship:  University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
  • Fellowship:  Bradley Hospital


Research Interests

Low’s research interests are in the area of developmental psychopathology; early childhood mental health; development of children and families in high-risk contexts; parent-child relationships and family functioning; early childhood community-based mental health consultation; child care health consultation, and program evaluation.

Selected Publications

Baker, B.L., McIntyre, L.L., Blacher, J., Crnic, K., Edelbrock, C., & Low, C. (2003). Preschool children with and without developmental delay: Behavior problems and parenting stress over time.  Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 47, 217 – 230.

Brown, E. and Low, C. M. (2008). Chaotic living conditions and sleep problems associated with children’s responses to academic challenge. Journal of Family Psychology, 22 (6), 920-923.

Coyne, L.W., Low, C.M., Miller, A.L., Seifer, R., & Dickstein, S. (2007). Mothers' empathic understanding of their toddlers: Associations with maternal depression and sensitivity. The Journal of Child and Family Studies, 16 (4) 483-497.

Parker, J.G., Low, C.M., Walker, A.R., Gamm, B.K. (2005). Friendship jealousy in young adolescents: Individual differences and links to sex, self-esteem, aggression, and social adjustment. Developmental Psychology, 41, 235-250.