CLASS of 2025

Manasi Deshpande, Ph.D.
Reducing Inequality through Improved Outcomes for Children Receiving SSI Benefits

Terrance Green, Ph.D.
Are Racial Equity Policies an Effective Lever to Reduce Educational Inequality for Black Students?

Sarah Lipson, Ph.D.
Structural Stigma and Suicide Risk in Gender & Racial Minority Students: A Novel Study to Understand & Reduce Inequality

Jayanti Owens, Ph.D.
What Drives Racial/Ethnic Disparities in School Discipline? Understanding Mechanisms to Inform Policy Solutions

Valerie Shapiro, Ph.D.
Measuring Educator’s Use of Research Evidence from Intermediary Websites Seeking to Support Social Emotional Learning

CLASS of 2024

Carolyn Barnes, Ph.D.
How Politics, Poverty, and Social Policy Implementation Shape Racial Inequality in Child Development in the Rural South

Anna Haskins, Ph.D.
School Engagement and Avoidance among System-Involved Parents with Young Children

Ann Owens, Ph.D.
Place-Based Opportunity: Housing Models to Reduce Inequality in Children’s Contexts

Adela Soliz, Ph.D.
How Does Working while Enrolled Affect the Academic and Labor-Market Outcomes of Low-Income College Students?

CLASS of 2023

Anjali Adukia, Ed.D.
Do School Disciplinary Structures Ameliorate or Exacerbate Inequality?

Rachel H. Farr, Ph.D.
Reducing Harm of Discrimination among Diverse Adolescents with LGBTQ Parents: How do Family, Peers, and Community Matter

Mark Hatzenbuehler, Ph.D.
Evaluating Structural Strategies for Reducing Homophobic Bullying

Simone Ispa-Landa, Ph.D.
Creating More Equitable and Developmentally Attuned Disciplinary Environments for Adolescent Students

Daniel Schneider, Ph.D.
Unstable and Unpredictable Work Schedules and Child Development: Descriptive and Quasi-Experimental Evidence

Pamela Wisniewski, Ph.D.
Reducing Digital Inequality by Empowering At-Risk Youth to be Resilient against Online Sexual Predation Risks

CLASS of 2022

Seth M. Holmes, Ph.D.
Unequally ‘Hispanic’: Intersectional Inequalities and Resiliency Among Indigenous ‘Hispanic’ Youth

Julie Maslowsky, Ph.D.
Preventing Unintended Repeat Births to Hispanic Adolescents

Awilda Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Can an Informational Intervention Increase Black, Latino, and Low-income Student Participation in Advanced Placement Courses?

CLASS of 2021

Matthew Desmond, Ph.D.
Understanding the American Child Welfare System

Mesmin Destin, Ph.D.
Healthy Pathways Toward Academic Achievement and Social Mobility for Low-SES Youth

Laura T. Hamilton, Ph.D.
How Does Institutional Context Matter? Shaping Success for Disadvantaged College Students

Jacob Hibel, Ph.D.
Supporting Young Students’ Special Needs in New Immigrant Destinations

Kristin Turney, Ph.D.
The Unequal Intergenerational Consequences of Paternal Incarceration: Considering Sensitive Periods, Resiliency, and Mechanisms

CLASS of 2020

Leah D. Doane, Ph.D.
Transiciones: Examining the Latino Transition to College in Support Academic Equality

Matthew A. Kraft, Ed.D.
Teacher Effects on Students’ Non-Cognitive Competencies: A Study of Impacts, Instruction, and Improvement

Parag Pathak, Ph.D.
Using Unified School Enrollment Systems to Improve Access to Effective Schools and for Research and Evaluation

Laura Tach, Ph.D.
Adolescent Well-Being in an Era of Family Complexity

Eve Tuck, Ph.D.
Deferred Action and Post-Secondary Outcomes: The Role of Migrant Youth Settings in Effective and Equitable Policy

CLASS of 2019

Noelle Hurd, Ph.D.
Critical Contexts for the Formation of Natural Mentoring Relationships among Economically Disadvantaged African-American Adolescents

Michael MacKenzie, Ph.D.
Children in Limbo: A Transactional Model of Foster Care Placement Instability

Rebecca M.B. White, Ph.D.
A New Look at Neighborhood Ethnic Concentration: Implications for Mexican-Origin Adolescents’ Cultural Adaptation and Adjustment

Joanna Lee Williams, Ph.D.
Benefits and Challenges of Ethnic Diversity in Middle Schools: The Mediating Role of Peer Groups

David Yeager, Ph.D.
Toward a Sociological, Contextual Perspective on Psychological Interventions

CLASS of 2018

Aprile Benner, Ph.D.
Adolescents and the Social Contexts of American Schools

Donald Chi, D.D.S., M.D.
Neighborhood Social Capital and Oral Health for Publicly-Insured Adolescents

David Deming, Ph.D.
The Long-Run Influence of School Accountability: Impacts, Mechanisms and Policy Implications

Adriana Galvan, Ph.D.
Predictors and Outcomes of Insufficient Sleep in Disadvantaged Youth: A Study of Family Settings and Neurobiological Development

Phillip Hammack, Ph.D.
Subverting the Consequences of Stigma and Subordination: Toward Empowering Settings for Sexual Minority Youth

CLASS of 2017

Jason Fletcher, Ph.D.
Yale University Interconnected Contexts: The Interplay Between Genetics and Social Settings in Youth Development

Micere Keels, Ph.D.
Consequences of the Within-Race/Ethnicity Gender Imbalance in the College Campus Setting

Tamara Leech, Ph.D.
Pockets of Peace: Investigating Urban Neighborhoods Resilient to Adolescent Violence

Jelena Obradovic, Ph.D.
Executive Functions and Biological Sensitivity in Classroom Settings

Monica Tsethlikai, Ph.D.
An Examination of Cultural and Cognitive Processes Facilitating Positive Youth Development in American Indian Communities

Tuppett Yates, Ph.D.
Settings for Success among Emancipating Foster Youth: Youth and Workers in Communication and Collaboration

CLASS of 2016

Joshua Brown, Ph.D.
The Impact of School and Classroom Environments on Youth Mental Health: Moderation by Genetic Polymorphisms

Amanda Guyer, Ph.D.
Social Settings as a Context for Neurobiological Sensitivity in Adolescence

Bic Ngo, Ph.D.
Innovating Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Insights from Community Arts Programs Serving Immigrant Youth

Elizabeth Paluck, Ph.D.
Promoting Tolerant School Settings: A Social Networks Field Experimental Intervention

Dallas Swendeman, Ph.D.
Mobile Phone Ecological Momentary Assessment for Family Functioning, Routines, and Setting

CLASS of 2015

Elizabeth Ananat, Ph.D.
Economic and Social Determinants of the Educational, Occupational, and Residential Choices of Young Adults

Phillip Goff, Ph.D.
Broken Windows, Broken Youth: The Effect of Law Enforcement on non-White Adolescent Male Development

Sara Goldrick Rab, Ph.D.
Rethinking College Choice in America

Patrick Sharkey, Ph.D.
How does the environment get into the mind: The impact of acute violence and other environmental stressors on cognitive functioning and school performance?

CLASS of 2014

Guanglei Hong Ph.D.
Causal Inference Methods for Studying Instruction Effects on Language Minority Students

Derek Kreager, Ph.D.
Peer Networks and Adolescent Sexual Development

Candice Odgers, Ph.D.
Macro-to-micro Contextual Triggers of Early Adolescent Substance Exposure

Craig Schwalbe, Ph.D.
Social Processes in Juvenile Probation

CLASS of 2013

Renee Boynton-Jarrett, M.D., Sc.D.,
The Social Ecology of Adolescent Obesity: Defining the Role of Adverse Social Settings and Social Stress

Stephanie DeLuca, Ph.D.
Moving Matters: Residential Mobility, Neighborhoods and Family in the Lives of Poor Adolescents

Alisa Hicklin, Ph.D.
Minority Student Success in Higher Education

Brian Mustanski, Ph.D.
The Internet as a Setting for Sexual Health Development Among Gay Youth

CLASS of 2012

Christina Gibson-Davis, Ph.D.
Marriage and Parenthood in the Lives of Adolescents and Young Adults

Nikki Jones, Ph.D.Pathways to Freedom: How Young People Create a Life After Incarceration

Nonie Lesaux, Ph.D.
Language Diversity and Literacy Development: Increasing Opportunities-to-Learn in Urban Middle Schools

Dina Okamoto, Ph.D.
The Role of Community-Based Organizations in the Lives of Immigrant and Second-Generation Youth

Sandra Simpkins, Ph.D.
The Determinants of Mexican-Origin Adolescents’ Participation in Organized Activities: The Role of Culture, Settings, and the Individual

CLASS of 2011

Valerie Leiter, Ph.D.
Transition to Adulthood Among Youth with Disabilities

Emily Ozer, Ph.D.
Adolescents as Resources in School-Based Prevention

Devah Pager, Ph.D.
Barriers in the Pathway to Adulthood: The Role of Discrimination in the Lives of Young Disadvantaged Men

Kevin Roy, Ph.D.
Intergenerational Influences on Men’s Transitions to Adulthood

Laura Romo, Ph.D.
Designing Contextually Relevant Workshops to Enhance Latina Mother-Daughter Communication About Sexual Topics

CLASS of 2010

Rachel Dunifon, Ph.D.
The Role of Grandparents in the Lives of Adolescent Grandchildren

Tama Leventhal, Ph.D.
Neighborhood Influences on Adolescent Development: Timing, Gender, and Processes

Clark McKown, Ph.D.
The Social and Developmental Ecology of Academic Inequity

Lisa D. Pearce, Ph.D.
Religion’s Role in the Shaping of Self-Image, Aspirations, and Achievement in Youth

>Renée Spencer, Ed.D.
Understanding the Mentoring Process: A Longitudinal Study of Mentoring Relationships between Adolescents and Adults

CLASS of 2009

Emma Adam, Ph.D.
Everyday Experiences, Psychological Stress and the Emergence of Affective Disorder over the Transition to Adulthood

Robert Crosnoe, Ph.D.
Education as a Developmental Phenomenon

Lisa Diamond, Ph.D.
Positive Emotions in Parent-Child Interactions: Links to Psychological, Interpersonal and Physiological Resiliency from Early to Late Adolescence

Pamela Morris, Ph.D.
Mental Health Treatment in the Context of Welfare Reform Policy

Jacob Vigdor, Ph.D.
Peer and Neighborhood Influences on Youth and Adolescent Development

V. Robin Weersing, Ph.D.
Developing and Disseminating Effective Interventions of Depression and Anxiety in Youth

CLASS of 2008

Edith Chen, Ph.D.
Socioeconomic status, Stress, and Asthma in Childhood

Patrick Heuveline, Ph.D.
Three-City Study of Moving to Opportunity

Marguerita Lightfoot, Ph.D.
Maintenance Strategies for Homeless Youth’s Reductions in HIV Risk Acts

Elizabeth Miller, M.D.Ph.D.
An Ethnographic Study of Adolescent Dating Violence: Developmental and, Cultural Considerations

CLASS of 2007

Kristen Harrison, Ph.D.
The Body Electric (and Print): Mass Media, Physical Identity, and Health

Ariel Kalil, Ph.D.
Consequences of Parental Job Loss for Adolescents’ School Performance and Education Attainment

Jeffrey Kling, Ph.D.
Moving to Opportunity and Youth Well-Being

Clea McNeely, Ph.D.
School Social Structure, School Connectedness, and Health-Related Behaviors

Sean Reardon, Ed.D.
Adolescence to Adulthood in Chicago Neighborhoods

CLASS of 2006

Elizabeth Goodman, M.D.
Understanding the Sociobiologic Transition:  Subjective Social Standing in Adolescents

Gabriel Kuperminc, Ph.D.
Promoting Social and School Adjustment of Immigrant Latino Adolescents:  An Ecological Model

Robert Roeser, Ph.D.
Studies in School Experience and Patterns of Motivation and Achievement among Diverse Samples of Adolescents

Stephen Russell, Ph.D.
Adolescent Sexual Orientation, Health and Competence

Megan Sweeney, Ph.D.
The Impact of Stepfamilies on the Well Being of Children

Hiro Yoshikawa, Ph.D.
Anti-Poverty Policy, Racial/Ethnic and Cultural Variation, and Survival Strategies of Young Mothers: Quantitative and Ethnographic Approaches

CLASS of 2005

Tamera Coyne-Beasley, M.D.
Firearm Safety Counseling and Safe Storage:  Strategies Utilizing Youth to Reduce Firearm Injuries among Children and Adolescents

Kathryn Grant, Ph.D.
Stress and the Emergence of Psychological Symptoms among Low Income Urban Youth

Rukmalie Jayakody, Ph.D.
Family Structure and Child Development

Anne Libby, Ph.D.
Whether Capitated Managed Health Care Lowers Service Costs and Improves Access to Needed Services for Mental Health Problems among Youth

Elizabeth Moje, Ph.D.
Making “Makin’ It” Possible

Denise Newman, Ph.D.
Developmental Risk in Native American Youth:  The Nature of School Transition for Mental Health and Achievement Outcomes

CLASS of 2004

Joshua Aronson, Ph.D.
Stereotype Threat and the Academic Performance of Minority Students: Basic Issues and Remedial Strategies

Marilyn Augustyn, M.D.
Impact on Young Children of Witnessing Violent Events

Lisa Miller, Ph.D.
Religiosity and Resilience among Adolescents

Cybele Raver, Ph.D.
Resilience in the Context of Welfare Reform:  Longitudinal Relations between Employment, Psychological Well-Being, and Parenting among Low-Income Families

Niobe Way, Ph.D.
The Predictors, Consequences, and Experiences of Friendships among African-American, Latino, and Asian American Adolescents from Low Income Families

CLASS of 2003

David Arnold, Ph.D.
Understanding Early School Adjustment and Disruptive Behavior Disorders in High-Risk Low-Income Children

Andrew Elliot, Ph.D.
Avoidance Motivation in Children:  Parents and Teachers as Socialization Agents

Karen Rudolph, Ph.D.
Antecedents, Correlates, and Consequences of Childhood Depression

CLASS of 2002

Xinyin Chen, Ph.D.
Adolescent Outcomes of Social Functioning in Chinese Children:  Follow-up Studies of the Shanghai Longitudinal Project

Andrew Fuligni, Ph.D.
The Transition to Adulthood Among Youth from Immigrant Families

Deborah Gorman-Smith, Ph.D.
The Community Ecology of Family Influence on Child and Adolescent Development

Fran Rauscher, Ph.D.
Enhancing Abstract Reasoning in Disadvantaged Children

Jane Waldfogel, Ph.D.
Parental Leave, Child Care, and Well Being

CLASS of 2001

Guang Guo, Ph.D.
Influence of Cumulative Poverty on Children’s Outcomes in Childhood and Early Adolescence

Harriet MacMillan, M.D.
Effectiveness of Nurse Home Visitation in Preventing the Recurrence of Child Maltreatment

Ellen Pinderhughes, Ph.D.
Processes of Child and Family Adjustments with Adoptive and Foster Placement

Howard Pinderhughes, Ph.D.
Understanding Adolescent Violence:  The Meaning and Construction of Violence among Inner City Youth

Monica Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Personal Life Goals, Self-Identity Processes and Social Adjustment in Ethnic Minority Adolescents

CLASS of 2000

Nikki Crick, Ph.D.
A Longitudinal Study of Childhood Aggression and Gender

Kathryn Edin, Ph.D.
Childbearing and Marriage Decisions Among Poor Inner-City African-American

Chris Hayward, Ph.D.
Gender Specific Increase in Psychiatric Symptoms During Adolescence

Jane Miller, Ph.D.
Socioeconomic Differentials in Child Well-Being

Daphna Oyserman, Ph.D.
School Resistance vs. Risky Behavior in Adolescence:  The Role of Self

Olga Reyes, Ph.D.
Longitudinal Study of School Adjustment in Urban Latino Adolescents During Transition to High School

CLASS of 1999

Geraldine Downey, Ph.D.
Social Cognitive Mediators of Peer and Dating Violence in Early Adolescents

Roberta Paikoff, Ph.D.
The Role of the Family in Preventing High-Risk Sexual Behavior

Mary Schwab-Stone, Ph.D.
The Middle-High School Transition:  Urban Youth at Risk of Dropout

Yu Xie, Ph.D.
Social Mobility of Asian-American Youth

CLASS of 1998

Connie Flanagan, Ph.D.
Development of Theories of Social Justice and Civic Responsibility During Adolescence and Young Adulthood

Wendy Grolnick, Ph.D.
Factors Influencing the Level and Characteristics of Parents’ Involvement in Their Children’s Schooling

Kathleen Mullan Harris, Ph.D.
Mothers’ Work, Welfare, and Children: The Implications of Women’s Employment for the Well-being of Children in Poor Families

David Ribar, Ph.D.
Analysis of Teen Fertility and Educational Achievement

Howard Stevenson, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania Evaluation of Racial Socialization Enrichment as a Source of Resilience for Effective Psychological Functioning among African-American Families and Their Children

CLASS of 1997

Robin L. Jarrett, Ph.D.
Family Processes and Community Contexts:  African-American Family Life in Low-Income Neighborhoods

Bonnie Leadbeater, Ph.D.
Modeling the Etiology and Consequences of Problem Behavior in Adolescents

Jean E. Rhodes, Ph.D.
Mentoring and Resilience Among Pregnant Adolescents

Mary Lynn Schneider, Ph.D.
Prenatal Stress and Early Development in Rhesus Monkeys

Lawrence L. Wu, Ph.D.
Dynamics of Change in the Life Course of Single Mothers

CLASS of 1996

Joseph Allen, Ph.D.
Longitudinal Studies of the Influence of Familial Relationships and Attachments on the Development of Problem Behaviors in At-Risk Adolescents

Nan Marie Astone, Ph.D.
The Timing and Sequencing of Marriage and Motherhood: Implications for the Well-being of Adolescent Mothers

Victoria Cargill, M.D.
AIDS Education for African-American Adolescents at Risk

David B. Goldston, Ph.D.
Cognitive and Psychiatric Characteristics of Adolescents at High Risk for Suicide Attempts: A Longitudinal Study

Janis Kupersmidt, Ph.D.
Childhood Peer Rejection, Aggression, and Academic Adjustment:The Influence of Family, Neighborhood and Cultural Contexts on Developmental Pathways and Mental Health Outcomes

Joseph Price, Ph.D.
Maltreatment and Social Maladjustment

CLASS of 1995

Adrian Angold, MRCPsych
Adolescent ADM:  Service Use and Risks of Co-Morbidity

Michael Boyle, Ph.D.
Evaluation of Parent Management Training for Reducing the Prevalence of Childhood Externalizing Disorder in the General Population

Ana Magdelana Hurtado, Ph.D.
Maternal and Child Health among Mexican Americans:  The Role of Work Outside the Home and Fathers’ Absence

Carol MacKinnon-Lewis, Ph.D.
The Relation between Social Cognitions and Behavior within the Family:  A Longitudinal Investigation

Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Ph.D.
The Development of Children’s Styles of Interpreting and Coping with Stress

CLASS of 1994

Hortensia Amaro, Ph.D.
Depression, Drinking, and Drug Use in Hispanic Families:  Impact on Child and Adolescent Health, School Problems, Pregnancy and Drug Use

Linda Burton, Ph.D.
Teenage Pregnancy, Socio-Economic Context, and Intergenerational Families in Transition: An Assessment of Life Course Interdependence Patterns

Elizabeth Costello, Ph.D.
Psychiatric Disorders and Adaptive Functioning in Adolescents:  A Follow-up Study of a Primary Care Pediatric Sample

Jeffrey Halperin, Ph.D.
Neurobiological and Neuropsychological Dissociation of Inattentive/Hyperactive and Impulsive/Aggressive Subgroups of ADHD

Edward P. Mulvey, Ph.D.
Testing Policy Assumptions Regarding “Acting Out” Adolescents

Ellen Skinner, Ph.D.
Optimal Engagement in the Classroom:  Action, Emotion, and Coping with Failure

CLASS of 1993

William Bukowski, Ph.D.
Peer Relations and Adjustment:  A Longitudinal Study of Outcomes and Processes in School-Age Children

James Connell, Ph.D.
Identifying Students at Risk for Academic Failure and Personal Maladjustment:Toward Theory-Guided Approaches

Judy Garber, Ph.D.
A Family Cognitive Diathesis-Stress Model of Depression in Children and Adolescents

Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, Ph.D.
Social Competence Training for Adolescents at High Risk for Death from AIDS and Suicide

Carol M. Worthman, Ph.D.
Determinants of Adolescent Development from a Cross-Population, Biocultural Perspective

CLASS of 1992

J. Lawrence Aber, Ph.D.
Longitudinal Studies of High-Risk Adolescents During Key Periods of Developmental Transition

Oscar Barbarin, Ph.D.
Lowering Susceptibility of Psychological Dysfunction in Childhood Cancer

R. Christopher Barden, Ph.D.
Physical Attractiveness, Craniofacial Deformity, and Craniofacial Surgery: Studies of Stress, Coping, and Self-Control of Affect in Children and Adolescents

CLASS of 1991

Eva Deykin, Dr.PH
Suicidal Behavior and Depressive Symptomatology in Adolescence

Frank Fincham, Ph.D.
Maladaptive Responses to Failure:  Development, Prevention & Remediation

Linda Mayes, M.D.
The Precursors of Coping and Adaptability in Childhood

Vonnie McLoyd, Ph.D.
Coping with Economic Hardship

David L. Olds, Ph.D.
Psychosocial Factors in Adaptation to Teenage Parenting

CLASS of 1990

Deborah Belle, Ed.D.
Social Support Process among Latchkey and Adult Supervised Children

Polly Ellen Bijur, Ph.D.
Child Behavior, Stress, and Accidental Injuries in Childhood:  A Multivariate Analysis of Three Prospective Studies

Candice Feiring, Ph.D.
Early Vulnerability and Later Coping Problems in Children and Preadolescents

Lonnie Zeltzer, M.D.
Stress and Coping with Chronic Disease:  The Child with Cancer as a Model for Intervention with High-Risk Populations

CLASS of 1989

William Beardslee, M.D.
Children at Risk for Affective Disorders

Arthur Elster, M.D.
Adolescent Pregnancy Evaluation and Outcome Study:  Five Year Follow Up

Wyndol Furman, Ph.D.
Children’s Social Network, Stress and Adjustment

Madelyn Schwartz Gould, Ph.D.
Epidemiology of Completed and Attempted Suicide in Adolescents

Mary Margaret Kerr, Ed.D.
An Investigation of Peer-Mediated Treatments for the Remediation of Classroom Problems

Roger Weissberg, Ph.D.
Promoting Social Competence and Coping Skills in Young Adolescents with Long-term Follow-up

CLASS of 1988

Ronald G. Barr, M.D.
Studies in Dysfunctional Syndromes of Childhood

Gregory Fritz, M.D.
Psychosocial Adjustment in Childhood Cancer

Helen Orvaschel, Ph.D.
Risk Factors for Psychopathology in Children of Depressed Patients

Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D.
Mental Health of Children

Elaine F. Walker, Ph.D.
Social Cognition in Children with Disturbed Parents

CLASS of 1987

Karen L. Bierman, Ph.D.
Promoting Adaptive Adjustment in High-Risk Aggressive Behavior

Craig Edelbrock, Ph.D.
Assessment of Children’s Behavioral Disorders

Thomas Lowe, M.D.
Neuroendocrine Studies of Stress Related Disorders of Childhood

Martha Putallaz, Ph.D.
Causes and Treatments of Children’s Unpopularity

Fred Volkmar, M.D.
Stress and Coping in Neuropsychiatric Disorders