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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
Baxter, Suzanne Domel
College of Social Work
Institute for Families in Society
dietary assessment of children; methodology - quality assurance, interviews, observation; reporting accuracy
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 Education
Educational Studies
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; Qualitative Research
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
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
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 eanrly 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.
Church, Chistopher
School of Law
Child welfare, data analysis
Cooper, Shauna M
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology
Socio-cultural context of development; African American child and adolescent development; Adolescent female development; Socialization practices and adolescent well-being (e.g., educational and health outcomes); racial discrimination and adolescent functioning
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
Davis, Harry
School of Law
Children's Law Center
juvenile justice; child protection; dispositional alternatives in the family court; children's law; development of public policy and law for children
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
DeHart, Dana
College of Social Work
violence; victims; incarceration; crime; juvenile delinquency; victim services; quantitative methods; qualitative methods; psychometry; gays and lesbians; minority health; personal relationships; sexual risk taking; substance abuse
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
Dwyer, R. Gregg
School of Medicine
Neuropsychiatry & Behavioral Science
sexually aggressive, offending and problem behaviors
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
Forthofer, Melinda
Arnold School of Public Health
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
health disparities; social epidemiology, especially role of social context, community-based prevention research, diffusion of innovation
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
George, Melissa
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology
Family functioning among youth with emotional and behavioral problems; Family engagement in schools and school mental health services; Integrated health-mental health promotion for families in mental health services.
Hardin, James
Arnold School of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Center for Health Services & Policy Research
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
Headley Greenlaw, June
Research Consortium on Children and Families
Hein, Laura
College of Nursing
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
youth development, school social work, school mental health, school improvement, school-family-community partnerships, youth physical activity and sport, afterschool youth development programs, program evaluation, leadership and administration within youth-serving organizations
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
Knopf, Herman
College of Education
Instruction & Teacher Education
Early childhood curriculum, Early childhood and Special Education, Using computer-based technologies in early childhood settings, Collaboration and communication with families, Program administration
Liese, Angela
Arnold School of Public Health
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
epidemiology; nutritional epidemiology, diet assessment; community food access, diabetes
Liu, Jihong
Arnold School of Public Health
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
reproductive and perinatal epidemiology; physcial activity; obesity; international health, demography
Mactutus, Charles
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology
drug abuse neurotoxicity, addictive processes, NeuroAIDS
Mann, Joshua
School of Medicine
Family & Preventive Medicine
epidemiology; preventive medicine; maternal child health; disabilities, religion/spirituality/meaning.
McDermott, Suzanne
Arnold School of Public Health
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
maternal and child epidemiology; study design; disabilities
McInnes, Melayne
Moore School of Business
Division of Research
experimental economics; economics of insurance
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
Mitchell, Monique
College of Social Work
Center for Child & Family Studies
child welfare; youth in foster care; ambiguity, stress, loss, coping, and bereavement; social support; 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, Justin
Arnold School of Public Health
Health Promotion, Education & Behavior
physical activity, youth, measurement
Newman-Norlund, Roger
Arnold School of Public Health
Exercise Science
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Transcranial Brain Stimulation (TMS / tDCS)
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
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
Roberts, Jane
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology
fragile X syndrome, physiological arousal modulation, mood and anxiety disorders in adults, temperament, autism.
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.
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
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
Van Horn, M. Lee
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology
community and school level outcomes; substance abuse prevention; statistical and methodological issues in prevention
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
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
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.
Whitaker, Pippin
College of Social Work
Intimate partner and teen dating violence prevention, Child maltreatment prevention, Human trafficking, Empowerment evaluation, Analysis for theory development and testing
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.
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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