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Alexa is interested in the short- and long-term health impact of the social (e.g., race, gender, class, ethnicity, immigrant generation, etc.) and contextual (e.g., neighborhood, education, household) determinants of physical and mental health.
Liu focuses on determinants and consequences of parenting in infancy and early childhood, particularly how individuals' biobehavioral functioning relates to environmental factors and parenting quality, and how vulnerabilities predict child socio-emotional outcomes.
Hannah is interested in treatment and recovery from substance use disorders for women, especially pregnant and parenting women, the mother-child dyad in the context of treatment and recovery, and the intersection between reproductive health and addiction across the life span.
Aarti is interested in how social and environmental stressors (in particular, housing insecurity and climate disasters) can impact various facets and markers of health and well-being (biological, physical, and mental) across the life course.
Avery is focused on peer relationships in childhood and adolescence, specifically the ways peers can shape well-being and positive youth trajectories, as well as understanding peer influence through network analysis.
Lan's research interest focuses on parenting, parent-child interaction, family systems, and adolescent development; namely, how parenting influences adolescent development, especially their mental health, from a family systems perspective.
Ulziimaa focuses on parenting, parent-child relationships in adversity, and childhood trauma, including studying negative effects of child maltreatment on stage salient tasks and the mechanisms to unravel these negative effects and reclaim a normal developmental trajectory.
Young Won is interested in modeling intensive longitudinal data with approaches that address changes over time, including identifying events or behaviors that improve relationship qualities or reduce relational conflicts.
Marci is interested in child maltreatment and related public policy to prevent it, including child welfare and foster care placement, as well as maternal substance use and the implications for child welfare actions, including reunification following child removal from care.
Jose studies individual differences in creativity and how to support creative ability across the lifespan; sleep and changes in neural activation that lead to cognitive decline; and the use of technology to improve quality of life for those suffering from dementias.
Sara is interested in maintaining older adults' driving safety and mobility, particularly the role of person-environment interactions in predicting driving mobility, such as how health difficulties determine how mobile an older adult is and their mobility modes.
Cassidy's research focuses on the links between social functioning, emotion regulation, and psychopathology (internalizing and externalizing behaviors) across childhood and adolescence, with a particular interest in underlying biological mechanisms.
Katherine's research interests lie in the neural and psychological mechanisms of well-being during pregnancy and the postpartum period, with a particular interest in stress and emotion regulation during the transition to parenthood.
Anna's research aims to understand the development and implications of body image concerns and related adjustment problems for individual and family wellbeing, including how contextual factors interact to shape risk for developing psychological adjustment problems.
August's research program examines the intersections between couple and family functioning and mental health among Black Americans from both a sociocultural and gendered perspective, and on both macro and micro time scales.
Ni is interested in applying the ecological model, family systems theory, attachment theory, and social comparison theory to examine associations between parenting, family relationships, and youth socioemotional development and adjustment.
Peter aims to study the role of culture in developmental research for immigrant populations; incorporate social context into our understanding of how immigrant children acculturate; and develop a measure of activity space that could be used to collect daily spatial patterns.
Mackenzie focuses on the effect of family processes on child and adolescent consummatory behaviors—both food and non-food related, including disordered behaviors, substance use, and sexual activity—during key developmental stages.
Sun Ah's research interests are in the intersections between healthy aging, daily experiences, and methodology, including examining psychosocial and health-behavioral factors of physical health outcomes in later life, as well as biological pathways under this relationship.
Jungmin is interested in innovative methodology, particularly in measuring and modeling psychological growth in the academic context; his recent work includes assessing the effectiveness of digital education for elementary students' reading and math skills.
Yanling's research lies in the development and application of methods for studying inter-individual differences in intra-individual changes to address questions related to substance use, as well as software tools to facilitate the dissemination of statistical methods.
Christa studies the processes that foster positive mental health and wellbeing in African American communities, investigating health disparities and developing culturally adapted health and mindfulness interventions to improve mental, social, and emotional health outcomes.
Griselda is interested in the role of stressors in developmental pathways to alcohol and other substance use and mental health outcomes among ethnic/racial minoritized populations, with an emphasis on Latinx adolescents.
Keiana's research lies at the intersection of child and adolescent development, family systems dynamics, and sociocultural processes, specifically how families influence child development while embedded in a society rooted in white supremacist ideology, norms, and behaviors.
Devin is a family systems and developmental scholar whose research investigates the implications of interparental conflict on adolescent development (e.g., self-efficacy, substance use, education outcomes), as well as protective factors within school and peer contexts.
Suyoung is interested in identifying protective factors (e.g., gratitude, confidence) that may buffer the impacts of caregiving on health among family caregivers of older adults with chronic illnesses.
Kelly's research focuses on parenting, social and emotional development in the parent-adolescent context, psychological well-being, and the overall emotional climate of the family, as well as prevention and intervention research.
Anneke's interests include identifying mechanisms and moderators in the relationship between experiences of maltreatment and psychological and behavioral outcomes, as well as developing prevention and treatment programs for children and families impacted by child maltreatment.
Daniel is interested in using intensive longitudinal modeling to characterize the neural circuitry that contribute to the transition from goal-directed to habitual behavior, which can provide a deeper understanding of the neurobiological etiology and dynamics of substance use.
Wen's research interest is in studying intraindividual differences in substance abuse recovery and how that may be predicted by characteristics in adolescence, as well as gaining a better understanding of the impacts of substance use on adolescent development.
Danielle's research focuses on behavioral and social development in childhood and psychophysiological and biological indicators of behavior; parent-child relationships; prevention and intervention methods; and family policy.
Riki is interested in a biopsychosocial approach to cognitive aging, as well as how various risk factors for Alzheimer's disease and cardiovascular disease influence cognitive aging and cognitive decline.
Carlie studies how adolescent perceptions of family relationships shape their well-being and behavior, as well as the origins and implications of divergent perspectives within the family, such as when adolescents and parents have differing perceptions of family functioning.
Sunshine focuses on how children understand healthy sexuality and relationships in the context of child sexual abuse, and advancing prevention and intervention strategies to improve the wellbeing of children from underrepresented and marginalized communities.
Jillian's research focuses on the complex decisions necessary in building optimized behavioral and biobehavioral interventions capable of yielding maximal public health impact, currently focusing on intervention optimization using multiphase optimization strategy (MOST).
Ashley aims to delineate risk factors that may play a role in influencing the physical and psychological health outcomes of spousal caregivers and care-recipients, as well as identify challenges to the use of evidence-based interventions that aim to improve elder family care.
Sarah is interested in the effects of early adversity on children's emotional development and behavior problems, such as aggression and oppositionality, as well as the mechanisms through which adversity affects developmental processes.
Junyan's research interests focus on cognitive functions in older adults, such as working memory and visual processing, as well as interventions that can improve older adults' daily functions and driving safety.
Sabrina's research interests focus on the transition to parenthood and early childhood development with particular emphasis on coparenting at bedtime and nighttime parenting practices as they influence infant sleep regulation over time.
Julie's research involves developing novel quantitative methods to study development at the intersection of different timescales, and applying these principles of multiple timescale analysis to the area of affect dynamics.