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

Caroline Barakat-Haddad, PhD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

International environmental health expert leads research to improve health outcomes among adolescents and children

Environmental Health Occupational Health Child Health Adolescent Health Air Pollution and Health

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

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

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

Christy Buchanan

Professor of Psychology; Senior Associate Dean for Academic Advising · Wake Forest University

Buchanan studies how parents’ expectations affect teen behavior.

Children and Divorce Teens Adolescence Relationships Between Teens and Parents Parent-Child Relationships

Janette Hughes, PhD

Canada Research Chair in Technology and Pedagogy, and Associate Professor, Digital Literacies, Faculty of Education · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

World-leading education expert integrates digital technology to transform student learning experience

Critical Literacies Digital Literacies Language and Literacy Multiple Literacies Secondary School English Pedagogy

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

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

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

Bonnie Goldstein

Adjunct Lecturer · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Bonnie Goldstein specializes in group psychotherapy and helping adolescents transition to adulthood.

Clinical Psychology Psychotherapeutic Interventions Group Psychotherapy

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

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

Jeremy Goldbach

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

Dr. Goldbach focuses on the relationship between social stigma, stress, and health among minority populations.

Psychometrics Health Stress Minority Health Social Work

Michelle Parra

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor focused on adolescents with anxiety and depression, juvenile detention, mental illness, STDs and HIV.

Juvenile Detention Mental Illness Adolescents with Depression HIV Adolescents with Anxiety

Barbara Schneider

Hannah Distinguished Professor in the College of Education and Professor of Sociology and Education · Michigan State University

An expert on how schools and families influence the academic and social well-being of adolescents as they move into adulthood

Social Contexts of Education Adolescents and Families

Elizabeth Cauffman

Professor of Psychological Science, Education and Law · UC Irvine

Elizabeth Cauffman’s research addresses the intersect between adolescent development and juvenile justice.

Social Ecology Juvenile Justice Adolescent Development Mental Health Legal and Social Policy

Kathryn L. Humphreys

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Development · Vanderbilt University

A clinical psychologist with expertise in infant mental health.

tender age detainment centers Infants and Toddlers Orphanages Parent child separations Migrant Youth

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

Deborah J. Rhea

Professor, Associate Dean of Health Sciences & Research, Director LiiNK Project · Texas Christian University

Deborah J. Rhea, Ph.D. is a full professor in Kinesiology and associate dean of Research and Health Sciences at Texas Christian University.

Social Emotional Learning Eating Disorders Unstructured Play Children and Physical Activity Childhood Obesity

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