Author Archives: PANDA Project

Congratulations Dr. Nicole Watkins!

Congratulations to Dr. Nicole Watkins, who recently passed her dissertation defense in Learning and Developmental Sciences at Indiana University! Dr. Watkins is currently a post-doctoral fellow with the Center for Behavioral Health at Connecticut Children’s.

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Welcome Dr. Katie Newkirk to the Center for Behavioral Health!

Dr. Katie Newkirk is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Center for Behavioral Health at Connecticut Children’s. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2018 from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, where she researched working parents’ mental health and … Continue reading

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Welcome Nicole Watkins to the Center for Behavioral Health!

Nicole Watkins is Post-Doctoral Fellow, who joined the Center for Behavioral Health at Connecticut Children’s in July, and has made a great addition to our team! She earned her M.S. in Learning and Developmental Sciences from Indiana University, her B.S. in Psychology … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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New AAP article published in the Journal of Research on Adolescence!

The Journal of Research on Adolescence recently published two of our articles online entitled, “Adolescent psychological functioning and membership in latent adolescent-parent communication dual trajectory classes” and “Self-competence and depressive symptoms in middle-late adolescence: Disentangling the direction of effect.” For a list of … Continue reading

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