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David Almeida
David M. Almeida
Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Department
Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS Graduate Program
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Sunhye Bai
Sunhye (Sunny) Bai
Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
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Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS Graduate Program
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Summary Statement

Sunhye Bai researches daily family processes that shape adolescent development, with a focus on family-based risk and protective factors for youth internalizing problems.

Mayra Bamaca-Colbert
Mayra Bamaca-Colbert
Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Department
Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS Graduate Program
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814-863-7963
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Timothy Brick
Timothy Brick
Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
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Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS Graduate Program
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Sy-Miin Chow
Sy-Miin Chow
Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
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Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS Graduate Program
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Linda Collins
Linda M. Collins
Distinguished Professor, Human Development and Family Studies and Statistics
Director, Methodology Center
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Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS Graduate Program
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814-863-0000
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Summary Statement

Dr. Collins is a methodologist and intervention scientist.  She is the primary developer of the multiphase optimization strategy (MOST) for optimization of behavioral and biobehavioral interventions.  She has worked in both prevention and treatment.

Christian Connell
Christian Connell
Associate Professor of Human Development and Family
Associate Director, Child Maltreatment Solutions Network
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Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS Graduate Program
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814-863-7963
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Max Crowley
Max Crowley
Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
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Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS Graduate Program
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Summary Statement

Dr. Crowley a prevention scientist investigating how to optimize investments in healthy development—with a focus on preventive strategies to reduce substance misuse and delinquent behavior.

Diana Fishbein
Diana Fishbein
Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Director of the Program for Translational Research on Adversity and Neurodevelopment, and President of the National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives
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Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS Graduate Program
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Gregory Fosco
Gregory M. Fosco
Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Karl R. and Diane Wendle Fink Early Career Professor for the Study of Families
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Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS Graduate Program
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814-863-7963
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Steffany Fredman
Steffany J. Fredman
Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Karl R. and Diane Wendle Fink Early Career Professor for the Study of Families
Pennsylvania State University
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Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS Graduate Program
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814-863-7963
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Alyssa Gamaldo
Alyssa Gamaldo
Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
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Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS Graduate Program
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Lisa Gatzke-Kopp
Lisa Gatzke-Kopp
Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Professor-in-Charge of the Graduate Program
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Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS Graduate Program Graduate Professor-in-Charge
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814-863-7963
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Charles Geier
Charles F. Geier
Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
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Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS Graduate Program
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814-863-7963
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Mark Greenberg
Mark T. Greenberg
Edna Peterson Bennett Endowed Chair in Prevention Research, Professor of Human Development and Psychology
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Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS Graduate Program
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814-865-2530
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Rukmalie Jayakody
Rukmalie Jayakody
Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies and Sociology
Department
Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS Graduate Program
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814-863-8342
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Jennifer Maggs
Jennifer L. Maggs
Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
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Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS Graduate Program
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Lynn Martire
Lynn M. Martire
Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
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Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS Graduate Program
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814-863-9423
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Summary Statement

Lynn Martire’s research aims to identify the ways in which close relationships in adulthood affect health and chronic illness management, and the effects of chronic illness on close relationships.

Susan McHale
Susan M. McHale
Distinguished Professor of Human Development and Family Studies and Professor of Demography
Director, Social Science Research Institute
Associate Director, Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute
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Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS Graduate Program
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814-863-8342
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Peter Molenaar
Peter Molenaar
Distinguished Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Department
Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS Graduate Program
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814-863-7963
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Jennie Noll
Jennie Noll
Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Director, Network on Child Protection and Wellbeing
Principal Investigator NICHD P50 Capstone Center for Healthy Children
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Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS Graduate Program
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Summary Statement

Jennie G. Noll, Ph.D., is a professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Director of the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network, and PI of the NICHD P50 Capstone Center for Healthy Children.

Zita Oravecz
Zita Oravecz
Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
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Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS Graduate Program
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Summary Statement

Zita Oravecz's research work has been focused on developing and disseminating innovative computational and statistical techniques for addressing questions related to emotional and cognitive functioning and development.

Nilam Ram
Nilam Ram
Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, and Psychology
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Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS Graduate Program
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814-863-7963
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Robert  Roeser
Robert Roeser
Bennett Pierce Professor of Caring and Compassion and Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
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Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS Graduate Program
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Lesley Ross
Lesley A. Ross
Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
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Santos, Alexis
Alexis Santos
Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
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Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS Graduate Program
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Chad Shenk
Chad E. Shenk
Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies/Department of Pediatrics
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Kenneth Shores
Kenneth Shores
Assistant Professor
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Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS Graduate Program
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Summary Statement

Studies education inequality and policy tools for its remediation.

 

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Martin J. Sliwinski
Director, Center for Healthy Aging

Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
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Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS Graduate Program
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814-863-9423
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Cynthia Stifter
Cynthia A. Stifter
Professor of Human Development and Psychology
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Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS Graduate Program
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814-863-7963
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Douglas Teti
Douglas M. Teti
Department Head
Professor of HDFS, Psychology, and Pediatrics
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Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS Administration Graduate Program
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Samantha Tornello
Samantha L. Tornello
Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
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Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS Graduate Program
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Summary Statement

Dr. Tornello has three major research interests: Family, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The majority her work has focused on the role of family composition and parental sexual orientation and gender in the family system.