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NAME/DEPARTMENT AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Adlof, Suzanne
Arnold School of Public Health
Communication Sciences & Disorders
reading development and disorders; language development and disorders; reading comprehension; word learning; early identification and intervention
Apel, Kenn
Arnold School of Public Health
Communication Sciences & Disorders
Written language development and disorders (reading, writing, spelling); Orthographic pattern awareness development; Morphological awareness development; Spoken language development and disorders
Ascetta, Kate
College of Education
Educational Studies
early childhood, special education, professional development, language development, implementation science
Augustine, Jennifer
College of Arts and Sciences
Sociology
intergenerational relations, maternal parenting, family demography, socioeconomic disparities in child health and achievement
Baxter, Suzanne Domel
College of Social Work
dietary assessment of children; methodology - quality assurance, interviews, direct meal observation; dietary recall accuracy; participation in school meal programs and childhood obesity; children's reports of food insecurity; children's reports of social desirability
Becker, Kim
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology
evidence-based treatments, school-based services, mental health systems, treatment engagement, clinical decision-making, modular interventions
Beets, Michael
Arnold School of Public Health
Exercise Science
Measurement of Physical Activity, Parent influence on children’s activity, Afterschool Programs, Children with Disabilities, Statistics
Bell, Bethany
College of Social Work
complex sample data; Cross-classified random effect models, Hierarchical linear modeling; School and neighborhood influences on education and health outcomes; Statistical methodology
Blake, Christine
Arnold School of Public Health
Health Promotion, Education & Behavior
nutrition; food choice; food schema; food insecurity; food context; family meals; qualitative research
Boghossian, Nansi
Arnold School of Public Health
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
perinatology, preterm birth, birth defects, pregnancy complications, epidemiology
Booze, Rose
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology
pediatric AIDS, prenatal drug abuse and early environmental exposures to toxins, neurological effects of childhood abuse and animal models of neurodevelopmental disorders
Bradshaw, Jessica
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology
autism spectrum disorders (ASD); early identification and intervention; infant development; neonatal neurobehavior; social communication; parent-infant interaction; visual attention and eye tracking
Brame, Robert
College of Arts and Sciences
Criminology & Criminal Justice
child and adolescent development; juvenile delinquency; crime recidivism and desistance; developmental criminology; and crime measurement
Brian, Ali
College of Education
Physical Education & Athletic Training
motor development; adapted physical activity/education; gross motor skill developmental delay; physical activity
Brown, William
College of Education
Educational Psychology
early intervention; early childhood and special education; direct observation and single subject methodology; young children's social competence; prevention and early intervention for behavioral disorders
Burrow, John
College of Arts and Sciences
Criminology & Criminal Justice
juvenile delinquency, elderly offenders
Cai, Bo
Arnold School of Public Health
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
model selection, nonparametric modeling, multivariate analysis, survival analysis in areas of reproductive epidemiology, child health and toxicology, environmental health, longitudinal data analysis
Carlson, Ryan
College of Education
Educational Studies
relationship education, couples, intimate partner violence, parents of children with special needs.
Church, Chistopher
School of Law
Child welfare, data analysis
Cox, Christina
College of Pharmacy
College of Pharmacy
pediatric pharmacy; neonatal and pediatric ICU medication safety; pediatric medication education; pharmacy education
D'Amico, Leigh
College of Education
Office of Program Evaluation
early childhood education; student assessment; and utilization-focused evaluation
Dail, Robin
College of Nursing
infant; neonatal; thermoregulation; body temperature; hypothermia; observational methods
Decker, Scott
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology
neuropsychological assessment, diagnostic decision making, academic assessment, development, evolutionary psychology; primate cognition and comparative methodologies in applications to child cognitive development, ADHD, TBI, learning disabilities
DeHart, Dana
College of Social Work
violence; victims; incarceration; crime; juvenile delinquency; victim services; mixed methods; qualitative methods; substance abuse; mental health
Dhunjishah, Michelle
School of Law
Children's Law Center
children and youth in foster care, at-risk children, children in crisis, child maltreatment, child abuse and neglect, public policy related to children
Dickenson, Tammiee
College of Education
Educational Studies
applied statistics, multilevel analysis, quasi-experimental design, program evaluation, assessment development, measurement
DiStefano, Christine
College of Education
Educational Studies
survey & test construction, structural equation modeling, assessing emotional and behavioral development of school aged children
Estrada, Robin
College of Nursing
rural health; health care access and delivery; asthma and other respiratory conditions; attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder; communication processes; limited english proficiency; pediatric primary care; mental health.
Fairchild, Amanda
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology
Intersection of mediation and moderation models and how the integration of these models aids in program evaluation; effect size measures for mediation, measurement and evaluation of programs and outcomes; mediation in discrete time survival data; event history models.
Farber, Naomi
College of Social Work
field research; anthropoligical studies- qualitative methods; poverty and families; family formation; teenage pregnancy; child development; survey development; AIDS education and prevention
Flory, Kate
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology
Parenting & Family Research Center
childhood ADHD and risk for substance use/abuse and other health-risk behaviors; understanding and intervening to improve social impairment among children with ADHD; epidemiology of mental health concerns among children and adolescents
Fram, Maryah
College of Social Work
consult conceptualizing inequality and stratification; social capital; youth development; early childhood
Frongillo, Edward
Arnold School of Public Health
Health Promotion, Education & Behavior
food insecurity and nutrition; parenting and family stress; child feeding, growth, and development; policy and program development, implementation, and evaluation
Geraci, Marco
Arnold School of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
robust statistics, quantile regression, missing data, longitudinal measurements, cluster data, extreme values, programming, statistical computing, child health, birth weight, growth charts, physical activity, Crohn’s disease, childhood cancer
Googe, Heather
College of Education
Child Development Research Center
Grant, Michael
College of Education
Educational Studies
technology-enhanced learning environments; online teaching and learning; teaching and learning with mobile devices; inquiry; project-based learning; problem-based learning; instructional design; curriculum development; STEM
Greenlaw, June
Research Consortium on Children and Families
Gupta-Kagan, Josh
School of Law
child welfare, child protection, juvenile justice
Hardin, James
Arnold School of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Correlated data analysis, software development, measurement error
Harrod, Steven
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology
how prenatal nicotine exposure alters drug motivated behavior in offspring; if novel drugs have the ability to decrease drug taking behaviors; and whether the sex of the animal influences various drug effects
Hartnett, Caroline
College of Arts and Sciences
Sociology
family demography, intergenerational relationships, transition to adulthood, unintended pregnancy, family and social inequality
Hayes, Kathleen
College of Social Work
Institute for Families in Society
promoting quality program services for vulnerable children and families; adoption of special needs children; child abuse/neglect; foster care; delinquency; child welfare reform; promoting evidence-based models of family engagement
Hein, Laura
College of Nursing
sexual minority; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT); adolescent homelessness; resilience; survival sex; empowerment; victimization
Hock, Robert
College of Social Work
Autism spectrum disorder, Parenting, Family-system interventions, Coparenting.
Iachini, Aidyn
College of Social Work
positive youth development, school mental health, school improvement, youth physical activity and sport, leadership and administration within youth-serving organizations, motivational interviewing with students, dropout prevention strategies, after school programs
Irvin, Matthew
College of Education
Educational Studies
rural youth, youth with disabilities, academic development, social-emotional development, risk and resilience, motivation, peer relations, bullying and aggression
January, Stacy-Ann
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology
school-based prevention of academic and behavioral difficulties, academic and behavioral assessment, data-based decision making, etiology of academic and behavioral difficulties, parent involvement
Jones, Sonya
Arnold School of Public Health
Center for Research in Nutrition & Health Disparities
nutrition policy, household and community food security, sustainable food systems, childhood obesity prevention, food assistance programs
Klusek, Jessica
Arnold School of Public Health
Communication Sciences & Disorders
autism, fragile x syndrome, fragile x carriers, neurodevelopmental disabilities, social communication, pragmatic language, physiology
Kunz, Gina
College of Education
Educational Studies
family-school partnerships; academic and behavioral challenges, instruction and intervention; behavioral consultation; conjoint behavioral consultation; school-based behavioral health
Li, Xiaoming
Arnold School of Public Health
Health Promotion, Education & Behavior
resilience, health psychology, health behavior, mental health
Liese, Angela
Arnold School of Public Health
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
epidemiology; nutritional epidemiology, diet assessment; community food access, diabetes
Limberg, Dodie
College of Education
Educational Studies
school counseling, STEM, student outcomes, social/emotional development
Liu, Jihong
Arnold School of Public Health
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
maternal obesity, reproductive and perinatal epidemiology; physcial activity; international health, fetal origins of chronic diseases
Lizarraga, Sofia
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences
stem cells, autism, neurodevelopmental disorders
Mactutus, Charles
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology
drug abuse neurotoxicity, addictive processes, NeuroAIDS, pediatric AIDS
Maydeu-Olivares, Alberto
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology
McDermott, Suzanne
Arnold School of Public Health
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
maternal and child epidemiology; study design; disabilities
McKeown, Robert
Arnold School of Public Health
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
psychiatric epidemiology in children and adolescents; perinatal epidemiology; epidemiologic methods; public health and research ethics
McLain, Alex
Arnold School of Public Health
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
survival analysis, longitudinal analysis, statistical methods in fecundity/infertility, analyzing labor duration curves
McQuillin, Sam
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology
motivational interviewing, youth mentoring, positive youth development
Metcalfe, Christi
College of Arts and Sciences
Criminology & Criminal Justice
criminal and delinquent behavior over the life courses, juvenile justice
Miller, Bridget
College of Education
Instruction & Teacher Education
science education, special education, engineering design/education, assistive technology, early childhood
Mitchell, Monique
College of Social Work
child welfare; youth in foster care; ambiguity; trauma; grief, and loss; youth empowerment; spirituality; life transitions; human development
Mitchell, Murray
College of Education
Department of Physical Education & Athletic Training
Socialization; Program Evaluation; Teacher Education; Physical Education; Physical Activity; Systematic Observation
Moore, Spencer
Arnold School of Public Health
Health Promotion, Education & Behavior
social capital; social networks; stress process; intergenerational influences; sleep; health
Narasimhan, Meera
School of Medicine
Neuropsychiatry & Behavioral Science
Newman-Norlund, Roger
Arnold School of Public Health
Exercise Science
Development and testing of computer-based assessment/training protocols for social skills in clinical populations (autism, ADHD, ODD). Development of community based teamwork camps for children.
Ohrt, Jonathan
College of Education
Educational Studies
school counseling, wellness, social and emotional development, adolescent and emerging adult adjustment
Ozturk, Orgul
Moore School of Business
Division of Research
obesity; welfare programs; nutrition; minimum wages; female labor prospects; promotion; public policy analysis; labor economics; health economics
Palomares, Melanie
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology
Visual perception and attentional selection, perceptual organization, subitizing, letter recognition, visual development in typically-and atypically-developing children, visual-evoked potentials (VEPs)
Pate, Russell
Arnold School of Public Health
Exercise Science
physical activity and physical fitness in children and the health implications of physical activity
Patterson, Elizabeth
School of Law
social legislation and policy, child support enforcement, welfare, child abuse & neglect, juvenile justice
Pitner, Ronald
College of Social Work
youth violence, school violence, community violence, stereotypes, prejudice social and physical context, judgments and reasoning, culture, social justice, community civic engagement, school safety, mapping violence, military vs military connected schools
Poulain, Fabienne
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences
nervous system development
Prinz, Ron
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology
population-based strategies for parenting support/intervention; prevention science; prevention of children’s social, emotional, behavioral, and health problems; family and school-based interventions; healthy lifestyle in young children
Rao, Vasanthi
College of Education
Child Development Research Center
Raynor, Phyllis
College of Nursing
Parents, self-care, self-management, substance use disorder, addiction, mental health
Roberts, Jane
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology
fragile X syndrome, physiological arousal modulation, mood and anxiety disorders in adults, temperament, autism.
Ross, Robbie
College of Education
Educational Studies
: early childhood cognitive development; executive function, attention modulation, self-regulation, and children’s self-awareness of these skills, meta-cognition, learning mechanisms, and event processing
Roth, Benjamin
College of Social Work
immigrant youth and families; transition of immigrant youth to adulthood and process of integration in high-poverty suburbs, social service providers working with immigrant youth and families
Rothenberg, Sarah
Arnold School of Public Health
Environmental Health Sciences
Center for Research in Nutrition & Health Disparities
mercury, methylmercury, rice, microbiome
Schatz, Jeff
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology
cognition in children; neuropsychology, ERP and structural MRI of the brain.
Seay, Kristen
College of Social Work
parental/caregiver substance abuse; child welfare; prevention of child abuse and neglect; family well-being
Shapiro, Cheri
College of Social Work
Institute for Families in Society
evidence-based parenting interventions; implementation; prevention of maladaptive outcomes in youth including maltreatment, delinquency, and obesity; peer relationships
Stevens, Tia
College of Arts and Sciences
Criminology & Criminal Justice
juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, female offending, disproportionate minority contact, gender, race, qualitative methods, quantitative methods
Stodden, David
College of Education
Physical Education & Athletic Training
youth physical activity and obesity, youth physical development and assessment validation
Suski, Emily
School of Law
family, disability, education, feminist theory, interdisciplinary collaboration and education
Sutphin, Suzanne
College of Social Work
Center for Child & Family Studies
research methods including survey research, document analysis, and experimental social psychology
Swan, Suzanne
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology
interpersonal violence and aggression, with a focus on two main areas: interventions to prevent violence, particularly among college populations
Turley, Christine
School of Medicine
Pediatrics
health systems; system improvement; connecting health and research; obesity; child health and wellness; child and family engagement; health outcomes; roots of adult chronic disease in childhood; data harmonization; multisystem data use; governance and collaboration
Twiss, Jeff
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences
Molecular neurobiology, neural development, neural repair, axon growth
Wade-Woolley, Lesly
Arnold School of Public Health
Communication Sciences & Disorders
reading, spelling, literacy, dyslexia, language impairment
Walsemann, Katrina
Arnold School of Public Health
Health Promotion, Education & Behavior
social determinants of health; race and class inequalities; educational inequalities and health; cumulative adversity; health over the life course; longitudinal and multi-level analysis
Wandersman, Abe
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology
empowerment evaluation, substance abuse prevention with youth, teen pregnancy prevention, underage drinking prevention, positive youth development
Weaver, Glenn
Arnold School of Public Health
Exercise Science
youth, physical activity, healthy eating and physical activity measurement
Webber, Kristina
College of Social Work
school social work; school-based interventions; school-family-community partnerships; racial/ethnic disparities in education; racial/ethnic identity; school engagement; dropout prevention; leadership within youth, program evaluation, measurement, structural equation modeling
Webster, Collin
College of Education
Physical Education & Athletic Training
comprehensive school physical activity program, physical activity, physical education, children, teaching, professional development, teacher education, preservice teachers, inservice teachers, classroom teachers
Weist, Mark
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology
school mental health; positive behavior intervention and support; youth family engagement and empowerment; evidence-based practice; interdisciplinary and cross-systems collaboration; policy influence
Werfel, Krystal
Arnold School of Public Health
Communication Sciences & Disorders
spoken language and written language, spoken language and literacy, interventions to improve clinical and educational outcomes for children with language development challenges, emergent and early literacy acquisition in children with language impairment and/or hearing loss.
Wilson, Dawn
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology
health outcomes (blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular); underserved populations (incl. minorities, women, low income); nutrition; physical activity; environmental factors, theoretical approaches for promoting health behavior change in underserved minorities.
Wolfe, Katie
College of Education
Educational Studies
autism, language, communication, applied behavior analysis, single-case research
Yeargin, Susan
Arnold School of Public Health
Exercise Science
youth, adolescent, pediatric, sport, athletics, activity, hydration behaviors, thermoregulation, heat illness, concussion, medical emergencies, prevention, policy
Yell, Mitch
College of Education
Educational Studies
special education law, education law, classroom management, Involving families of students with disabilities in special education program development
Zarrett, Nicole
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology
the role of out-of-school activities in promoting healthy developmental pathways; the promotion of healthy behaviors and attitudes, adolescent obesity prevention and intervention ; the effects of community, school, family, peers, and personal factors, on youth choices, motivation, and adjustment ; multilevel systems theory and the coupling of variable- and pattern-centered methodological approaches to maximize understanding of youth in context, and the conceptualization of developmental stability and change
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