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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 Genetics
Concept Genetics, Behavioral
Concept Factor Analysis, Statistical
Concept Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Concept Models, Statistical
Concept Data Interpretation, Statistical
Academic Article Is there heterogeneity among syndromes of substance use disorder for illicit drugs?
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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 Level of family dysfunction and genetic influences on smoking in women.
Academic Article A test for common genetic and environmental vulnerability to depression and diabetes.
Academic Article Introduction to the special issue, pathways between genes, brain, and behavior.
Academic Article The genetic and environmental etiology of sympathetic and parasympathetic activity in children.
Academic Article Passive-aggressive (negativistic) personality disorder: a population-based twin study.
Academic Article Does parental education have a moderating effect on the genetic and environmental influences of general cognitive ability in early adulthood?
Academic Article Moderating effects of childhood maltreatment on associations between social information processing and adult aggression.
Academic Article Genetics of body mass stability and risk for chronic disease: a 28-year longitudinal study.
Academic Article Differential genetic and environmental influences on reactive and proactive aggression in children.
Academic Article Adult romantic attachment, negative emotionality, and depressive symptoms in middle aged men: a multivariate genetic analysis.
Academic Article Genetic and environmental influences on vocabulary IQ: parental education level as moderator.
Academic Article The structure of schizotypy: relationships between neurocognitive and personality disorder features in relatives of schizophrenic patients in the UCLA Family Study.
Academic Article Avoidant personality disorder is a separable schizophrenia-spectrum personality disorder even when controlling for the presence of paranoid and schizotypal personality disorders The UCLA family study.
Academic Article Imputing observed blood pressure for antihypertensive treatment: impact on population and genetic analyses.
Academic Article Catatonia Under-Diagnosis in the General Hospital.
Grant Genetics of Vulnerability to Antisocial Behavior
Academic Article Genetics of verbal working memory processes: a twin study of middle-aged men.
Academic Article A genetically informative developmental study of the relationship between conduct disorder and peer deviance in males.
Academic Article Dimensional representations of DSM-IV cluster B personality disorders in a population-based sample of Norwegian twins: a multivariate study.

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