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Principal Investigator

Brian D'Onofrio
Brian M. D'Onofrio, Ph.D.
Associate Professor


I use genetically informed designs, longitudinal analyses, and intervention studies to study the causes of child and adolescent psychopathology. Read more, CV, e-mail ...






Doctoral Students

Quetzal A. Class
Quetzal A. Class

I examine early (i.e., pregestation, prenatal, and early postnatal) risk factors for infant, child, and adult psychiatric and physical morbidity and mortality. I use Swedish and Danish population-based, longitudinal datasets and genetically-informed research designs. Read more, CV, e-mail ...





Claire Coyne
Claire A. Coyne

My research explores the etiology of conduct problems with a particular focus on sex differences in childhood conduct problems and adolescent delinquency. Read more, CV, e-mail ...






Erikka Vaughan
Erikka B. Vaughan

I am broadly interested in the etiology of depression in children and adolescents. While research has highlighted an array of risk factors for depression, I am interested in learning more about the specific mechanisms by which these risk factors result in depression in some adolescents and not in others. Read more, CV, e-mail ...





Research Scientist

Martin E. Rickert, Ph.D.


Laboratory Alumni

Alice Schermerhorn
Alice C. Schermerhorn, Ph.D.

The overarching goal of my program of research is to advance understanding of children’s adaptation to stressors. I am especially interested in associations between child temperament and both mental health and immune functioning within the context of the stressor of interparental conflict, particularly focusing on the mechanisms through which stressors impact children and on identifying children for whom stress is particularly problematic. Read more, CV, e-mail ...




Kelly Donahue
Kelly L. Donahue, Ph.D.

I study the predictors and outcomes associated with adolescent sexual risk behavior through the use of longitudinal and genetically informative analyses. I am also interested in sexual health education and prevention programs as well as the relationship between mental and sexual health in other high-risk populations, such as individuals living with HIV. Read more, CV, e-mail ...