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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. My primary expertise is youth socioemotional development, substance use, and behavior problems. 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, in the past decade, my work has moved away from studies of latent genetic and environmental influences to focus on the impact of measured environmental and social factors on brain, biology, and behavior. Most recently, I completed a pilot study examining 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, and am currently starting a clinical trial testing the effects of a structured, goal-oriented, dog-training program on self-esteem, impulse control, and emotion regulation in two samples of youth with behavioral and emotional problems. 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 psychiatry residents and fellows and help our clinical faculty develop and test research questions.

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Concept Genetics
Concept Genetics, Behavioral
Concept Factor Analysis, Statistical
Concept Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Concept Models, Statistical
Academic Article Is there heterogeneity among syndromes of substance use disorder for illicit drugs?
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 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 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 The structure of schizotypy: relationships between neurocognitive and personality disorder features in relatives of schizophrenic patients in the UCLA Family Study.
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.
Academic Article Psychometric properties of the Community Violence-Prevention Activation Measure (CV-PAM): Evaluating provider activation toward community violence prevention.

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