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Our faculty and students present at national and international conferences every year. Below are just some of the major conferences routinely attended. If you will be at one of these conferences this year check out these links for for information about presentations and events you can find us at.

Gerontological Society of America (GSA) icon-olus-circle

Come join us in Boston this year! 

November 14-18, 2018

Check out these presentations from HDFS faculty and students

  • AWARD WINNER: Shyuan Tan, a 2nd year graduate student working with Alyssa Gamaldo, has been awarded the Minority Issues in Gerontology  award for her poster. 
    • Self-Rated Health among Older Blacks and Performance on Cognitive TestsShyuan Ching Tan, Alyssa A. Gamaldo, Lesley A. Ross, Angie L. Sardina, Ross Andel, Jason Allaire, Keith Whitfield.

Symposium Presentations

  • Symposium Title: Effect of childhood adversity on psychological and biological markers of stress in middle and later life
    • Presentation title: The effects of early paternal loss on grip strength among Korean men and women in middle and later life. Joo, S., Kong, J., & Almeida, D. M

 

  • Symposium Title:  Living a Stressor-Free Daily Life: Prevalence and Psychosocial Correlates.
    • Presentation title: Daily stress facilitates engagement in emotional support exchange throughout adulthood. Joo, S., Chai, H., Jun, H., & Almeida, D. M.

 

  • Symposium Title: Vascular, Cardiometabolic, and Sleep Health Relations to Brain and Cognitive Outcomes Among Older Adults
    • Presentation title: Self-reported sleep as it relates to cognitive function in older Black and White adults. Alyssa Gamaldo.

 

  • Symposium Title: How Do Daily Positive and Negative Events and Emotions Influence the Course of Development?
    • Presentation Title: Socioemotional Dynamics of Emotion Regulation and Depressive Symptoms: A Person-Specific Network Approach, Xiao Yang (presenting), Nilam Ram, Scott Gest, David Lydon, David Conroy, Aaron Pincus, Peter C.M. Molenaar

 

  • Symposium Title:  Stability and change in close social relationships from young adulthood into old age
    • Symposium Chairs: K. Kolodziejczak & D. Gerstorf
    • Presentation title: The effects of numbers of non-spousal confidants on married older adults' health. Nah, S., Martire, L. M., & Zhaoyang, R.

 

  • Symposium Title: Effect of childhood adversity on psychological and biological markers of stress in middle and later life.
    • Symposium Chairs: J. Kong & D. Almeida
    • Presentation Title:  Rags to rags, riches to riches: Socioeconomic mobility and psychobiological mediators of socioeconomic status-health gradient.  Surachman, A., Rice, C., Bray, B., Gruenewald, T., & Almedia, D.

 

  • Symposium Title: Health and aging in lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults in the United States
    • Symposium Chairs: B. Wardecker
    • Presentation Title:  Daily stress and health among lesbian, gay, and bisexual Adults on the United States.  Surachman, A., Wardecker, B., & Almedia, D

 

  • Symposium Title: Experiences and Exposures: Modeling Longitudinal Effects
    • Presentation title: The Impact of Life Events on the Dynamics of Individuals’ Well-Being: Natural Experiments Embedded in Multiple Time-scale Designs.  Denis Gertsorf & Nilam Ram.

 

Poster Presentations

Wednesday Poster Session 6-8pm

Age-varying association between subjective physical function and memory in community-dwelling older adults. Sprague, B. N., Gamaldo, A. A., & Ross, L. A.

Thursday Poster Session 1-3pm

The Cognitive Reserve Paradox: Cognitive Engagement in Midlife Predicts More Rapid Cognitive Decline in Late Life. Jinshil Hyun, Martin J. Sliwinski, Mindy J. Katz, Molly E. Zimmerman, Carol, A. Derby, Richard B. Lipton

Saturday Poster Session 1-3pm

Correspondence between objective and subjective memory is stable across age. Freed, S. A., Sprague, B. N., & Ross, L. A.

 

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) icon-olus-circle

Join us in San Diego, 2018

 

Wednesday November 7th

  • Poster Session: Adolescence, Hispanic/Latino Youth, Education

    • Longitudinal associations between stressors and depressive symptoms in Mexian-origin girls.  Griselda Martinez, Lorena Aceves, Mayra Bamaca-Colbert 

    • Mexican-origin family members' unique and shared perspectives of familism values. Jenny Padilla, Justin Jager, Kimberly Updegraff, Susan McHale, Adriana Umana-Taylor

 

Thursday November 8th

  • Symposium: Race, Discrimination, and Well-Being
    • Links between Depressive Symptoms and Marital Satisfaction in African American Couples. August Jenkins, Steffany Fredman, Yunying Le, Xiaoran Sun, Olivenne Skinner, & Susan McHale.
  • Sympoisum: Examining Perspective from Multiple Family Members
    • Longitudinal Effects of Discrimination and Acculturative Stressors on Family Health.  Katherine Zeiders, Lorey Wheeler, Sarah Killoren, Kimberly Updegraff, Adriana Umana-Taylor, & Susan McHale

 

Friday November 9th

  • Symposium: The Role of Families in Promoting the Well-Being of Latinx Youth
    • Latinx homeless youth: Familism, ethnic-identity, and daily affect.  Aceves, L., Martinez, G., Knapp, S. K., Bamaca-Colbert, Y. M., Griffin, A., Sulkowski, M., & Cleveland, H.

 

Saturday November 10th

  • Leveraging Daily Diary Methods to Examine Processes in Family Relationships
    • Chair: Greg Fosco
    • Latent profiles of variability and levels of family conflict and cohesion: Implications for adolescent adjustment.  Emily LoBraico, David Lydon-Staley, Gregory Fosco.
    • Daily child and parent cortisol covariation: Unpacking the direction of effect. Melissa Lippold, Dave Almeida, Peter Molenaar, Soomi Lee, Kelly Davis.
    • Family influences on adolescent sleep chronotype. Sunhye Bai, Nancy Gonzales, Andrew Fuligni.
Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) icon-olus-circle

 

We are currently in the process of a website transition and will be updating this section with current information soon

Examples from past years include these student (bolded name) presentations

Beal, S.J., Dorn, L.D., & Gayles, J. G. (2014, March). Smoking as a predictor of depressive symptoms in adolescent girls: Variability by stability and change in cigarette use. Paper presented at the 15th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Austin, TX.

Doughty, S.E. & McHale, S.M. (2014, March). Reciprocity of sibling disclosure: Developmental patterns and relationship correlates. Talk presented at the Biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescents, Austin, TX.

Griffin, A., Schlomer, G. L., Cleveland, H.H., & Vandenbergh, D. (March, 2014). Differential Susceptibility to Effects of Peer Pressure and Positive Friend Support on Alcohol Expectation During Adolescence. Poster presented at the Biennial Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) Conference, Austin, TX.

Harris, A.R., Syvertsen, A.K., Abenavoli, R.M. (March, 2014). “I thought it was the right thing to do”: Urban adolescents’ motivations and perceived barriers to improving their schools. In Oosterhoff, B. (Chair). Who makes a difference? Adolescent beliefs about civic agents. Symposium presented at the 2014 biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence.

Kim, P. S., Bámaca-Colbert, M. Y., Conger, R. D., Robins, R. W., & Widamin, K. F., 2014. The Acculturation Gap in Mexican-Origin Families: Exploring the Salience of Behavioral and Value Domains over Time. Presented at SRA 2014 Biennial Meeting, (Austin, TX).

Laible, D. J., Froimson, J., Karahuta, E., Murphy, T., & Augustine, M. E. (2014, March). Predicting adolescent prosocial and aggressive behaviors: The roles of attachment and moral affect and cognition. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence,Austin, TX.

Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) icon-olus-circle

Join us at the Penn State Reception March 21, 2019   8:00 - 10:00pm Baltimore Hilton Level 2 Room Key 10

HDFS Faculty and Grad Students will be presented 37 symposia/posters at SRCD this year!  Stop by and say hi.

Symposia

Time

Location

HDFS Presenter

Paper/Poster/Symposium Title

Thu, March 21, 12:30 to 2:00pm

BCC, level 3, Room 314

Mayra Bamaca-Colbert (Panelist)

Latinx or Latino?: Considerations and Future Directions in the Use of Terminology

Thu, March 21, 2:15 to 3:45pm

BCC, level 3, Room 319

Gregory Fosco

Does it Work Both Ways? Examining Parent-Adolescent Connectedness for Parent and Adolescent Well-Being

Thu, March 21, 4:00 to 5:30pm

HB, level 2, Key 3

Samantha Tornello

Behavioral Adjustment, Emotional Adjustment, and Gender Development of Children with Transgender and Nonbinary Parents

Fri, March 22, 8:00 to 9:30am

BCC, level 3, Room 322

Bo Cleveland (Discussant)

Peer influences on child and adolescent social competencies: Evaluating genetic and environmental influences

Fri, March 22, 8:00 to 9:30am

HB, level 2, Key 8

Douglas Teti (Panelist)

Let’s Turn the Conversation Around: Making Infant Sleep Interventions Developmentally- and Family-Focused

Fri, March 22, 1:00 to 2:30pm

BCC, level 3, Room 341

Cindy Stifter (Discussant)

The Role of Parenting and Emotion in Pediatric Obesity Risk

Fri, March 22, 1:00 to 2:30pm

HB, level 2, Key 11

Douglas Teti (Chair)

Child Sleep, Parenting, and School Readiness

Fri, March 22, 3:00 to 4:30pm

HB, level 2, Key 4

Douglas Teti (Chair & Presenter)

Designing a Naturalistic Observational Study of Children and Families 40 Years Later

Sat, March 23, 8:00 to 9:30am

BCC, level 3, Room 320

Douglas Teti (Chair)

The Role of Fathers in Child Sleep

Sat, March 23, 8:00 to 9:30am

BCC, level 3, Room 319

Lisa Gatzke-Kopp

Second Hand Smoke Exposure in Infancy is Associated With Academic and Behavioral Outcomes in Adolescence

Sat, March 23, 8:00 to 9:30am

HB, level 2, Key 10

Scott Gest (Chair)

From Making to Influencing Friends: Using Social Network Analysis to Guide, Deliver, and Evaluate Peer Interventions

Sat, March 23, 12:45 to 2:15pm

BCC, level 3, Room 328

Lisa Gatzke-Kopp (Chair & Presenter)

New Methodological Approaches and Applications in the Study of Children’s Multisystem Physiology

Sat, March 23, 12:45 to 2:15pm

BCC, level 3, Room 328

Nilam Ram

Developmental Change in Psychophysiological Systems: Lessons from Computational Biology

Sat, March 23, 2:30 to 4:00pm

HB, level 2, Key 4

Nilam Ram

Redesigning Research for a Modern Machine Learning World: Merging Data Science and Developmental Science

Thu, March 21, 4:00 to 5:30pm

BCC, level 3, Room 319

Mengya Xia

Focusing on Family Strengths: Understanding Positive Development in a Family Context

Fri, March 22, 8:00 to 9:30am

BCC, level 3, Room 317

Lorena Aceves (Session Organizer)

Professional Development Session: Exploring My Prospects: Journeys Outside of Academia

Fri, March 22, 8:00 to 9:30am

BCC, level 3, Room 328

Xiao Yang

Adolescents’ Emotion System Dynamics: Network-based Analysis of Physiological and Emotional Experience

Sat, March 23, 8:00 to 9:30am

BCC, level 3, Room 320

Ulziimaa Chimed-Ochir

Fathers as Coparents: Positive and Negative Coparenting and Children’s Sleep Quality During the Transition to Kindergarten

Sat, March 23, 9:45 to 11:15am

HB, level 2, Key 9

Abigail Keim

Student- and Classroom-Level Predictors of Refugee Student Attendance Trajectories in Lebanon: Implications for Interventions

Sat, March 23, 12:45 to 2:15pm

BCC, level 3, Room 320

Hio Wa (Grace) Mak

Age-Varying Associations of Parent and Friend Support with Depressive Symptoms from Adolescence through Early Adulthood

Sat, March 23, 2:30 to 4:00pm

HB, level 2, Key 4

Xiaoran Sun (Chair & Presenter)

Leveraging Machine Learning Methods for Research on Child Development in the Big Data Era

Posters

Thu, March 21, 2:15 to 3:30pm

Penina Backer

Curiosity in Preschoolers: A Person-Centered Approach

Thu, March 21, 4:00 to 5:15pm

Liu Bai

Respiratory sinus arrhythmia and cortisol reactivity in toddlers predict observed fear and maternal-reported behavior problems

Fri, March 22, 7:45 to 9:15am

Abigail Keim

Racial Group Discrepancies in Teacher-Student Relationships: Effects on Students’ School Bonding/Motivation Across the School Year

Fri, March 22, 7:45 to 9:15am

Kaitlin Fronberg

Household Chaos as a Mechanism Linking Socioeconomic Risk and Poor Child Sleep

Fri, March 22, 7:45 to 9:15am

Kyler Knapp

Examining Cambodian Middle School Students’ Professional Aspirations in the Context of Future Uncertainty

Fri, March 22, 9:45 to 11:00am

Devin McCauley

Evaluating Interparental Conflict and Triangulation within the Family System on a Daily Time Scale

Fri, March 22, 9:45 to 11:00am

Meng Chen

Time-series Modeling of Infant-mother Head Movement Dynamics

Fri, March 22, 9:45 to 11:00am

Xutong Zhang

Parental Physical Violence and Persistent Externalizing Symptoms: The Mediating Role of Early Dissociative Symptoms

Sat, March 23, 8:00 to 9:15am

Sabrina Voltaire

Early Maternal Predictors of Nighttime Parenting Competence Across the First Year

Sat, March 23, 9:45 to 11:00am

Mayra Bamaca-Colbert

What Comes First? Testing Bidirectional Associations of Warmth, Solicitation, and Disclosure Among Mexican-origin Females

Sat, March 23, 9:45 to 11:00am

Sabrina Voltaire

Observed versus Reported Coparenting and their Linkages to Child Adjustment

Sat, March 23, 9:45 to 11:00am

Xutong Zhang

Paternal Emotional Negativity and its Relation to Father-Child Heart Rate Synchrony During a Child Frustration Task

Sat, March 23, 12:45 to 2:00pm

Anneke Olson

IDEAS Impact Framework: The Potential of Shared Learning through Aggregate Data

Sat, March 23, 2:30 to 3:45pm

Lorena Aceves

Who Am I: The Role of Social identities in Latino and White Youth’s Achievement

Sat, March 23, 2:30 to 3:45pm

Jasmin Castillo

Implicit Bias, Exclusionary Discipline, and Expectations for Students: Does the Teacher-Student Racial/Ethnic Match Matter?

Sat, March 23, 4:15 to 5:30pm

Liu Bai

Sleep insufficiency, maternal parenting, and infant-mother attachment security during infant’s first year

Society for Prevention Research (SPR) icon-olus-circle

Congratulations to Denni Fishbein- recipient of the SPR Presidential Award and Max Crowley- recipient of the Public Service Award!

If you will be in San Fransisco for The Society for Prevention Research this year, May 28th - 31st 2019, we invite you to come by any of the many HDFS talks, posters, or roundtable events our faculty and students will be presenting their work at:

Time

Location

HDFS Presenter

Paper/Poster/Symposium Title

Wed May 29th

 

 

 

1:15-2:45

Grand Ballroom C

 Greg Fosco (Discussant)

Enhancing the Reach and Impact of Drug Abuse and Behavioral Health Preventive Interventions: Mining Existing Data for Bold New Discoveries

5:45-7:00 pm

Pacific D/L

Eric Layland

Drug Use Patterns Among Young Men of Color Who Have Sex with Men

5:45-7:00 pm

Pacific D/L

Anna Hochgraf

Gender Differences in the Time-Varying Association between Cigarette Use and Weight Concerns across Adolescence

Thurs, May 30

 

 

 

1:15-2:45 pm

 Pacific B/C

 Greg Fosco

(Symposium organizer and presenter)

The Theoretical Contributions of Thomas J. Dishion: Reflections and Future Directions

3-4:30 pm

Garden Room B

 Emily LoBraico

Constellations of Family Risk and Long-Term Adolescent Antisocial Behavior: A Latent Profile Analysis

Fri May 31st

 

 

 

8:30-10:00 am

Regency B

Mengya Xia

Multilevel Latent Profile Analysis for Daily Diary Data: Understanding Triadic Family Dynamics

1-2:30 pm

 Regency B

 Mark Greenberg (Discussant)

Theoretical and Practical Issues in Mindfulness-Informed Behavioral Parent Training Programs: What Did We Learn and Where Should We Go Next?

1-2:30 pm

 Pacific A

 Lawrie Green

Modeling the Diffusion of Family-Based Prevention: Strengthening Causal Inference of Social Network Effects on Adolescent Smoking

Society for Psychophysiological Research icon-olus-circle

We are currently in the process of a website transition and will be updating this section with current information soon

Examples from past years include these student (bolded name) presentations

White, R., Yang, X., Ram, N., & Gatzke-Kopp, L. M. (2017). Skin conductance reactivity moderates the association between deliberation time and willingness to take risk in a probabilistic decision-making task. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research. Vienna, Austria.

Ryan, P.J., Benson, L., Ram, N., Gatzke-Kopp, L.M. (2017). Neurovisceral integration: Coordinated activity of sympathetic, parasympathetic, and cortical systems within individuals. Society for Psychophysiological Research Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria.

Bova, K. L., Gatzke-Kopp, L. M., Fosco, G. M., & Willner, C. J. (2014, September). Associations with RSA and Externalizing Psychopathology in a High-Risk Environment: Competing Predictions of the Diathesis-Stress and Biological Sensitivity Models. Poster presentation at the Society for Psychophysiological Research Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Bova, K. L., Gatzke-Kopp, L. M., Fosco, G. M., & Willner, C. J. (2014). Applying the diathesis-stress and biological sensitivity models in environments of risk shows evidence of differential associations of child behavior outcomes with low compared to high RSA. Psychophysiology, 51 (Supplement 1) S19. Poster presented at the 54th annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Atlanta, GA.

Philbrook, L. E. & Buss, K. A. (2014, September). Toddler shyness and cortisol reactivity predict maternal emotion socialization at 5 years. Poster presented at the 54th annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Atlanta, GA.

Morales, S., Younkins, L. B., Philbrook, L. E., & Buss, K. A. (2014, September). Longitudinal relations between exuberant temperament and academic functioning: The role of RSA reactivity. Poster presented at the 54th annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Atlanta, GA.

Willner, C. J., Jetha, M. K., Segalowitz, S. J., & Gatzke-Kopp, L. M. (2014). Emotional face processing biases and children’s internalizing and externalizing behaviors in school. Psychophysiology, 51 (Supplement 1), S19. Poster presented at the 54th annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Atlanta, GA.

International Conference on Infant Studies (ICIS) icon-olus-circle

We are currently in the process of a website transition and will be updating this section with current information soon

Examples from past years include these student (bolded name) presentations

 

Augustine, M. E., & Stifter, C. A. (2014, July). Maternal positive affect as a moderator of infant behavioral inhibition. Poster presented at the Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, Berlin, Germany.

Moding, K. J. & Stifter, C. A. (July 2014). Temperamental surgency contributes to acceptance and rejection of novel foods at 6 and 12 months. Poster presented at The Biennial International Society on Infant Studies, Berlin, Germany.

Reader, J. M. & Teti, D. M. (July 2014). Early Limit Setting Beliefs about Infant Sleep are Associated with Coparenting Quality When the Infant is 12-months Old. Poster presented at The Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, Berlin, Germany.