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keywords Socioemotional Development in Children and Adolescents
overview My research interests are in how environmental, social, genetic, and biological factors interact to influence individual differences in socioemotional and behavioral development in children and adolescents. My work is greatly influenced by the Bioecological Model developed by Dr. Urie Bronfenbrenner, whom I was privileged to work with after college. This model has guided my research examining influences on youth socioemotional and problem behaviors at multiple levels of analysis, including neighborhood, school, peer, family, and individual psychosocial, biological, and genetic factors. I have experience examining biological and genetic factors underpinning youth affective processing, socio-emotional behaviors, and antisocial behavior. Through a combination of collaborative and independent studies I have begun to identify the underlying pathways through which social and environmental experiences “get under the skin” to affect behavior, which in turn can help us to better understand the nature of socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in health and health-related behaviors. As a behavioral scientist, I aim to bridge the gap between biological and social sciences. My research program is unique in that it is highly interdisciplinary, spanning fields of developmental psychology and psychiatry, behavioral genetics, sociology, anthrozoology, neuroscience, and endocrinology. A behavioral geneticist by training, my work has recently moved away from genetics to focus on the impact of environmental and social factors on brain, biology, and behavior. I am currently conducting two research studies. A pilot study examines the impact of exposure to community violence on the neural underpinnings of emotional and cognitive processes using fMRI in a sample of 9-11 year old children. I am also conducting an experimental study of the effects of petting a therapy dog on prosocial behavior and cortisol response to stress in a large community sample of youth aged 8-12. I am deeply committed to research education and mentorship. I have supervised several postdoctoral trainees, masters students, and undergraduate students. In our department, I teach basic statistical literacy and lead methodological journal clubs for adult psychiatry residents and child psychiatry fellows. I also direct the research program for residents and fellows, and co-lead the scholarship program for our clinical faculty.

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Concept Child Abuse
Concept Child Rearing
Concept Child
Concept Child Behavior Disorders
Concept Child Development
Concept Child, Preschool
Concept Parent-Child Relations
Concept Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
Academic Article Genetic and environmental influences on juvenile antisocial behaviour assessed on two occasions.
Academic Article Sex differences in the genetic and environmental influences on the development of antisocial behavior.
Academic Article Genetic and environmental bases of childhood antisocial behavior: a multi-informant twin study.
Academic Article Heritability of word recognition in middle-aged men varies as a function of parental education.
Academic Article Longitudinal modeling of genetic and environmental influences on self-reported availability of psychoactive substances: alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana, cocaine and stimulants.
Academic Article Creating a social world: a developmental twin study of peer-group deviance.
Academic Article Ordered subsets linkage analysis of antisocial behavior in substance use disorder among participants in the Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism.
Academic Article Child psychopathic traits moderate relationships between parental affect and child aggression.
Academic Article The genetic and environmental etiology of sympathetic and parasympathetic activity in children.
Academic Article Moderating effects of childhood maltreatment on associations between social information processing and adult aggression.
Academic Article Differential genetic and environmental influences on reactive and proactive aggression in children.
Academic Article Genetic and environmental influences on vocabulary IQ: parental education level as moderator.
Academic Article Ups and downs: daily cycles of adolescent moods.
Academic Article Impulsivity moderates promotive environmental influences on adolescent delinquency: a comparison across family, school, and neighborhood contexts.
Academic Article Adult cognitive ability and socioeconomic status as mediators of the effects of childhood disadvantage on salivary cortisol in aging adults.
Academic Article Modeling the genetic and environmental association between peer group deviance and cannabis use in male twins.
Grant A Pilot Study of the Effects of Interactions with Therapy Dogs on Child Stress Responsivity
Grant Long-term benefits of dog ownership: Effects on stress and social behavior
Grant Community violence exposure and neural systems underlying threat in children
Grant They Call it Puppy Love: Epidemiology and Biology of the Child-Dog Bond
Academic Article Child psychopathic traits moderate relationships between parental affect and child aggression
Academic Article A genetically informative developmental study of the relationship between conduct disorder and peer deviance in males.
Academic Article Racial and ethnic comparison of ecological risk factors and youth outcomes: A test of the desensitization hypothesis.

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