Judith Smetana

Professor of Psychology · University of Rochester

Smetana is an expert on adolescent-parent relationships, moral reasoning, and development in cultural contexts.

Teens and Self-Esteem Cultural Contexts Children's Moral and Social Reasoning Adolescent-Parent Relationships Parenting Beliefs

Sarah A. Schnitker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Psychology & Neuroscience · Baylor University

Sarah A. Schnitker is an expert in the study of patience, self-control, gratitude, generosity, and thrift.

Personal Goals Adolescent Interventions Spirituality Thrift Gratitude

Elizabeth Burgess Dowdell, PhD

Professor and Coordinator of Undergraduate Research | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing · Villanova University

Elizabeth Dowdell, PhD, RN, FAAN, is an expert in the use of social media by adolescents and the health risks posed by online behaviors.

Cyberbullying Health Risk Behaviors in Children and Adolescents Violence and Victimology Sleep Texting Internet Safety

Candice Odgers

Professor Psychological Science · UC Irvine

Candice Odgers is a developmental psychologist who studies adolescents’ mental health and development.

Early Adversity Quantitative Psychology Social Inequality Technology and Young People Digital Inequality

Joseph Bush, Ph.D.

Associate Faculty - Clinical Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Pediatric Psychology; Child Pain; Parent-Child Interactions in Stressful Medical Situations; Psychological Effects of School Gardens

Health Psychology Pediatric Psychology Statistics Child Development Pain Assessment and Management

Julian Ford, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychiatry · University of Connecticut

Director, Center for Trauma Recovery and Juvenile Justice and Center for the Treatment of Developmental Trauma Disorders

Psychiatry Treatment of Trauma Trauma Stress Trauma in Children

Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D.

Professor · Florida Atlantic University

Sameer Hinduja is recognized internationally for his work on the subjects of cyberbullying, safe social media use, and youth well-being.

Safe Social Media Use Cyberbullying

Erica Scharrer

Professor of Communication · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Erica Scharrer is an expert in the study of media content, opinions of media, media effects and media literacy.

Media and Children Media Literacy Media Effects Opinions of Media Media Content

Michael Ostrowsky

Professor of Sociology · Southern Utah University

Sociologist specializing in the topics of education, drug use, deviance, delinquency theories, and violent behavior

Social Psychology Delinquency Theories, Trends and Issues Sociology of Drugs Violent Behavior in Sports Fans Applied Research

Bruce Compas

Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Professor of Pediatrics, Co-Director of Clinical Psychology Training, and Director of Psychology at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center · Vanderbilt University

An expert on how stress affects the physical and mental health of children and families, and the power of coping and preventative measures.

Neurocognitive Deficits Depression Stress Coping and Resilience Huntington Disease Childhood Cancer Survivorship

Julia Felton

Assistant Professor of Public Health · Michigan State University

Dr. Julia Felton is a child clinical psychologist whose work focuses on treating early predictors of the development of depression.

Psychopathology Depression Substance use

Anthony Greene, Ph.D.

Faculty Trustee & Doctoral Faculty - Clinical Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Psychological/social factors for male “at risk” youth; chronic pain research; competence in treating clients of different cultural origins

Health Psychology Multicultural Psychology Psychological Assessment Interpersonal Violence Anger and Psychopathology

Hilary Rose

Associate Professor · Concordia University

Hilary Rose's research interests lie in child development with a current focus on sexually-confused youth

Gender Development Sexual Identity Development Stereotyping Processes Bullying At-Risk Teens

Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini

Associate Dean/Associate Professor · University of Florida

Jeanne Stacciarini’s research interests are in the area of mental health promotion and health disparities in various populations.

Diversity Population Health Mental Health

Chris Melde

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

Chris Melde is an expert in youth violence, gangs, school violence, and youth violence prevention and intervention strategies

School Violence Program Evaluation Adolescent Development Youth Violence Gangs

Professor Dorothy Newbury-Birch

Professor of Alcohol and Public Health · Teesside University

Her research focuses on reducing alcohol related harm in society, particularly young people & those in the criminal justice system.

Criminal Justice Alcohol Related Crime Alcohol Abuse Alcoholics Youth Crime

Miriam Ezenwa

Associate Professor · University of Florida

Miriam Ezenwa’s research explores health disparities in pain management, pain and symptom management for people with sickle cell disease.

Symptom Management‎‎ Sickle Cell Disease Pain Management

Magaela Bethune

Assistant Professor of African American Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Dr. Magaela Bethune is an expert on adolescent socialization, behavior, health, & development at intersections of race, gender, & sexuality.

Black Adolescence African American Studies Race & Health Health Policy & Policy Studies Race

Bridgette M. Rice, PhD, MDiv, APRN, FAAN

The Richard and Marianne Kreider Endowed Professor in Nursing for Vulnerable Populations · M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing | Villanova University

Dr. Rice is an expert in community-based practice with a focus on gun violence, youth mental health, and health equity.

Community & Public Health Nursing Behavioral Health youth mental health Health Equity Substance Absue

Michelle Kelly, PhD

Associate Professor | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing · Villanova University

Michelle Kelly, PhD, CRNP, is an expert in children's health, neonatal intensive care, and long-term health effects of premature birth.

Premature Births Neonatal Intensive Care Children's Health Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner Education