Chelsea Ann Kaihoi

Research Scientist


  • Ph.D, University of Virginia, 2018
  • B.S., Iowa State University, 2007

Chelsea graduated from the University of Virginia with a PhD in Educational Psychology - Applied Developmental Science. Dr. Kaihoi's research interests center around adult mental health and cultural competence in developmental spaces for children and youth; her work has spanned other topics including self-regulatory development in young children, family stress, and teachers' classroom management. Also an applied methodologist, Dr. Kaihoi has conducted analyses for multiple federally funded randomized control trials. She currently works with Catherine Bradshaw and colleagues on projects focused on teachers' cultural responsiveness and equitable practices. Prior to her work in academia, Chelsea taught high school mathematics and worked as a research assistant at RAND Corporation.