Mitch Prinstein, Ph.D., ABPP

John Van Seters Distinguished Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, College of Arts & Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Prinstein is an expert on children’s and adolescents’ peer relationships.

Clinical Psychology Adolescent Psychology Self-Injury Peer Influence and Adolescent Health Risk Behaviors Suicide Prevention

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 | 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

Anthony Greene, PhD

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

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

Trauma in Children Stress Trauma Treatment of Trauma Psychiatry

Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D.

Professor · Florida Atlantic University

Sameer Hinduja is recognized internationally for his groundbreaking work on the subjects of cyberbullying and safe social media use.

Safe Social Media Use Cyberbullying

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

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

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, PhD

Faculty Research Specialist - 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

Trenette Clark Goings, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Social Work & Associate Member, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center · UNC at Chapel Hill

Dr. Trenette T. Clark is an Associate Professor in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Social Work.

Program Evaluation Higher Education Grant Writing Epidemiology Etiology

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

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

Michelle Kelly, PhD

Assistant 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

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

Connie Pechmann

Professor, Marketing · UC Irvine

Cornelia Pechmann studies the effects of advertising, social media, product labeling, brand names and retail store locations on consumers.

Consumer Behavior Online Communities Advertising Social Media Transformative Consumer Research

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

Janet Schneiderman

Chair of Nursing Research Associate Professor of Social Work Dept. of Nursing at the School of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Janet U. Schneiderman is an expert in factors influencing medical neglect of children in the child welfare system.

Nursing Weight Changes Among Children in Foster Care Factors Affecting Physical Health Problems Children & Familites Behavioral Health

Julie Cederbaum

Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Cederbaum focuses on family process, childhood adversity, and reproductive and behavioral health risk prevention.

Childhood Adversity Parenting Parent-child communication