Our Team

Lead Researcher


Lee Raby, Ph.D.

Lee Raby is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Utah. He conducts research on the long-term significance of early experiences with parents for children’s emotional, cognitive, and biological development. He has a special interest in using this knowledge to help promote healthy outcomes for adoptive children and families. He has published over 25 scientific articles on this topics. For his research, he was designated as a 2018 Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science and received the 2018 Early Career Outstanding Paper Award from the Developmental Psychology division of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Raby is the Principal Investigator of the Utah Adoption Survey and director of the Early Experiences Lab. Click here to learn more about Dr Raby.