Welcome Nicole!

Nicole Watkins is a Post-doctoral fellow who is joining our research team! She has her doctorate degree from Indiana University in Learning and Developmental Sciences. Nicole is interested in researching family structures & the impact on children, internalizing behaviors, such as anxiety and depression, and romantic relationships in adolescents and emerging adults.

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Welcome Rachel and Cali!

We have new staff members joining our team: Rachel Taylor and Cali Salafia! Rachel is a graduate student at UConn in the human development and family studies program, and is a new research assistant at the Center for Behavioral Health. Cali is a research volunteer at the Center for Behavioral Health and is pursuing her Master’s degree in health psychology at Central Connecticut State University.

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SRCD Biennial Meeting 2019!

We recently presented our research at the Society for Research in Child Development meeting in Baltimore, MD.

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Congratulations to Dr. Courtney Lincoln!

Congratulations to Dr. Courtney Lincoln for receiving her Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from the University of Connecticut! Courtney now is working as a post-doctoral fellow at the Yale University Child Study Center. We will miss her at the Center for Behavioral Health and wish her the best of luck!

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SAHM Annual Meeting 2019!

We recently returned from presenting at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine in Washington, DC. Check out the presentations page to view our poster entitled, “Maternal and paternal problem drinking trajectories predict anxiety during adolescence.”

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New AAP article in press!

A new AAP article has just been accepted for publication and is available online in the Journal of Child and Family Studies! The journal article is entitled, “Does coping mediate the relationship between adolescent-parent communication and adolescent internalizing symptoms?” Be sure to also check out the publications page for more information!

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SRCD Special Topic Meeting

Dr. Christine McCauley Ohannessian and Anna Vannucci recently returned from presenting at the Society for Research in Child Development Special Topic Meeting in  Philadelphia, PA! Check out the presentations page to view their poster entitled, “Gender differences in the temporal relationship between youth development program participation and self-competence in adolescents.”

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