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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Associate Professor/M.D. · University of Florida
Dr. Michael Shapiro specializes in adolescent mood and anxiety disorders.
Psychotherapy for Adolescents Adolescent Suicide Adolescent Depression Adolescent Borderline Personality Disorder
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
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
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
Assistant 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
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
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
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
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