Professor Kochanska’s research program has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  She has completed several large projects that have involved many diverse groups of Iowa families followed over time, often from infancy until school age or adolescence. She has published multiple research papers and received numerous awards for her work, including G. Stanley Hall Award for Distinguished Contribution to Developmental Psychology from American Psychological Association in 2017, and the title of Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2022. She is a Fellow of American Psychological Society and holds the title of Dewey B. and Velma P. Stuit Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Iowa.  She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in social emotional development, and mentors graduate students in the Individualized Training Track.