Leah Hibel, Principal Investigator. Adversity and the Socialization of Self-Regulation in Mexican-origin Children, NICHD. 2017-2022

Erik Henricson, Co-Principal Investigator. Validating Community-Based Measures of Activity in Ambulatory Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Age Two and Older to Facilitate the Development of Novel Clinical Trial Outcomes and Precision Health Care Information for the Electronic Health Record (PI: C. McDonald). U.S. Department of Defense.

Aubyn Stahmer, Principal Investigator. Exploring Multi-level System Factors Facilitating Educator Training and Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices (EBP). U.S. Department of Education.

Alice Wuermli, Co-Investigator. MacArthur Foundation funded study of Sesame Street programming for low Income children in conflict-afflicted countries in the Middle East.

Yuuko Uchikoshi Tonkovich, Principal Investigator. Bi-lingual and Socio-Emotional Development in Dual Language Learners. NICHD.

Jakeem Lewis, along with Adrienne Nishina and Alysha Ramirez Hall (UC Davis), Christy Byrd and Jason Dyer (UC Santa Cruz) and Shaun O'Grady (UC Berkeley) was awarded a seed grant by the UC Consortium on the Developmental Science of Adolescence for the following project: A Mixed Method Investigation of Cross-Ethnic Friendships in College.

Jennifer Falbe, Reducing Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption among Young Adults: A Point-of-Selection Experiment. NIH NIDDK K01 Research Scientist Development Award.

Julie Schweitzer and Amanda Guyer. Developmental Changes in Neural Processes Underlying Inattention, Impulsivity and Regulation, National Institute of Mental Health 2017-2022.

Adrienne Nishina. Daily experiences with diversity: Academic and social adjustment in high school; Institute of Education Sciences, US Department of Education; 2017-2021

A.C. Stahmer. 2/2 Effectiveness of a Multi-Level Implementation Strategy for ASD Interventions” National Institute of Mental Health 2017-2021

Amanda Guyer (UCD site PI; Paul Hastings co-I). UC Consortium on the Developmental Science of Adolescence, Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives, University of California 2017-2020.


Swartz, J.R., Knodt, A.R., Radtke, S.R., and Hariri, A.R. (2018). Post-Secondary Maternal Education Buffers Against Neural Risk for Psychological Vulnerability to Future Life Stress. Neuropsychologia 109, 134-139.

Dickson, K.S., Suhrheinrich, J., Rieth, S.R., and Stahmer, A.C. (2017, online). Parent and Teacher Concordance of Child Outcomes for youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Valentino, K., De Alba, A., Hibel, L.C., and McDonnell, C. (201)7) Adherence to Diurnal Cortisol Sampling among Mother-Child Dyads from Maltreating and Nonmaltreating Families. Child Maltreatment, 22, 286-294.

Lee, J.K., Johnson, E.G., & Ghetti, S. (2017). Hippocampal development: Structure, function and implications. In D.E. Hannula & M. Duff (Eds.), The hippocampus from cells to systems - Structure, connectivity, and functional contributions to memory and flexible cognition (pp. 141-166). New York: Springer.

Franckle, R.L., Falbe, J., Gortmaker, S., Barrett, J.L., Giles, C., Ganter, C., Blaine, R.E., Buszkiewicz, J., Taveras, E.M., Kwass, J.A., Davison, K.K (2017) Student Obesity Prevalence and Behavioral Outcomes for the Massachusetts Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration Project. Obesity 25, 1175-1182.

McDonald, C.M., Henrickson, E., Abresch, R.T., Duong, T., Joyce, N.C., Hu, F., Clemens, P.R., Hoffman, E.P., Cnaan, A., Gordish-Dressman, H., and the CINRG Investigators (2017) Long-term Effects of Glucocorticoids on Function, Quality of Life, and Survival in Patients wtih Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: A Prospective Cohort Study. Lancet S0140-6736(17)32160-8.

Stahmer, A. C., Suhrheinrich, J., & Mandell, D. (2016). [Editorial] The importance of characterizing intervention for individuals with autism. Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice, 20, 386-387.

Swartz, J.R., Prather, A.A., Di Iorio, C., Bogdan, R., & Hariri, A.R. (2017). A functional interleukin-18 haplotype predicts depression and anxiety through increased threat-related amygdala reactivity in women but not men. Neuropsychopharmacology, 42: 419-426.

Belsky, J., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2017). Genetic differential susceptibility to the effects of parenting. Current Opinion in Psychology, 15, 125-130.

Vilgis, V., Gelardi, K. L., Helm, J. L., Forbes, E. E., Hipwell, A. E., Keenan, K. & Guyer, A. E. (In press). Dorsomedial prefrontal cortex activity predicts later emotion suppression and depression in adolescent girls. Child Development.

Schriber, R. A., Rogers, C. R., Ferrer, E., Conger, R. D., Robins, R. W., Hastings, P. D., & Guyer, A. E. (In press). Do hostile school environments promote social deviance by shaping neural responses to social exclusion? Journal of Research on Adolescence.

Weissman, D. G., Gelardi, K. L., Conger, R. D., Robins, R. W., Hastings, P.D., & Guyer, A. E. (2017). Adolescent externalizing problems: Contributions of community crime exposure and neural function during emotion introspection in Mexican-Origin Youth. Journal of Research on Adolescence. doi: 10.1111/jora.12358

Schriber, R. A., Anbari, Z., Robins, R. W., Conger, R. D., Hastings, P. D., & Guyer, A. E. (2017). Hippocampal volume as an amplifier of the effect of social context on adolescent depression. Clinical Psychological Science, 5, 632–649. doi: 10.1177/2167702617699277

Guyer, A. E., Nelson, E. E., & Silk, J. S. (2016). The neurobiology of the emotional adolescent: From the inside out. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 70, 74-85. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2016.07.037



Ankenman, Colette (July 2018) What Components of a Curriculum Lead to Authentic Youth Community Engagement? Poster presentation at the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Shields, Rebecca (July 2018) Feasibility and Validity of the NIH Toolbox Cognitive Battery Flanker Test in Intellectual Disability. Poster presentation at the National Fragile X Foundation International Fragile X Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

Mashash, Meital (July 2018) Associations between RSA Change and Performance on the Stoplight Task Across Time. Bay Area Affective Science Annual Meeting, Palo Alto, CA.

Chahal, Rajpreet (June 2018) GIMME-Derived Functional Connectivity Biomarkers Predict Internalizing Symptoms in Adolescence. Poster presentation at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Singapore.

Ugarte Pfingsthorn, Elisa (May 2018) Vagal Flexibility Moderates the Relationship Between Environmental Risk and Adjustment Problems in Childhood. Poster presentation at the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

Mashash, Meital (May 2018) Associations between RSA Change and Performance on the Stoplight Task Across Time. Poster presentation at the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

Lawrence, Amanda (April 2018) Apps before Naps? Mobile Screen Media Use and Self-Regulation among Young Preschoolers. Symposium talk at the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

Ugarte Pfingsthorn, Elisa (April 2018) Between the Estar Encima and Estar Ahi: Chilean Low-Income Mothers Conceptualizations of Parental Engagement. Roundtable session at the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Buhler, Andrea (April 2018) Partner Hostility, Depressive Symptoms and Sleep in Young Mexian-Origin Mothers. Poster presentation and flash talk at the Society for Affective Science Pre-Conference, Los Angeles, CA

Shields, Rebecca (April 2018) Predictors of Reliable Change in a Parent Mediated Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presentation at the Gatlinburg Conference, San Diego, CA.

Nelson, Sarah (April 2018) Maternal Psychological Profiles and Child Language Outcomes in a Parent-Implemented Spoken Language Intervention for Fragile X Syndrome. Paper symposium at the Gatlinburg Conference, San Diego, CA.

Catalan Molina, Diego (April 2018) The Development of Growth Mindset in Early Adolescence. Poster presentation at the Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Parra, Luis (April 2018) Integrating Intersectionality in the Developmental Sciences: Advancing Developmental Theory, Methods, and Science. Invited participant for a Roundtable at the Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Peiffer, Shannon (April 2018) Daily Impact of Mindset on Major Satisfaction and Self-Esteem in Late Adolescent STEM majors. Poster presentation at the Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Lewis, Jakeem (April 2018) The Impact of the election on Ethnic Identity and Cross-Ethnic Friendship during the Transition to College. Paper symposium at the Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Morgan, Elizabeth (April 2018) Invited participant for the SRCD TriCaucus Preconference at the Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Ribeiro, Julia (March 2018) A Model for a Research-Based STEM Engagement Program Serving Underrepresented Minorities. Poster presentation at the Conference on Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Science Careers, Baltimore, MD.

Catalan Molina, Diego (November 2017) The Development of the Teaching Mindset Practices Observation Protocol. Evaluation 2017, Washington, DC.

Morgan, E., Stahmer, A., Mandell, D., Smith, T. and Kasari, C. (2017, November) African American parents' Journey Through Autism Diagnosis and Treatment. Poster presentation at the National Council on Family Relations 2017 Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Chernenok, Mariya (November 2017) Emotional Facial Expressions and Visual Exploration of Novel Objects. Poster presentation at the Cognitive Development Society, Portland, OR.

Johnson, Elliott (October 2017) Precursors of Uncertainty Monitoring. Poster presentation at the Cognitive Development Society, Portland, OR.

Parra, Luis (October 2017) Social Support from Friends Buffers Against the Effects of LGBTQ-related Peer Victimization on Depression Symptoms in LGBTQ Emerging Adults. Poster Presentation at the American Psychosomatic Society, Berkeley, CA

Chernenok, Mariya (October 2017) Attention Shifting in Young Children with Fragile X Syndrome. Poster presentation at the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology, Washington, DC.

Handman, Rebecca (September 2017) Harnessing the Power of Postivie Attention in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: The Link Between "Catching" Good Behavior and Child Compliance. Parent-Child Interaction Therapy International Convention, Traverse City, MI.

Johnson, E.G., Leckey, S., Hembacher, E., & Ghetti, S. (2017, April). Associative recognition in toddlers: Evidence from a visual comparison procedure .Oral presentation at Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX.

Sutter, C., Taylor, J. C., Nishina, A., & Ontai, L. (2017, April). The Role of Parenting in Youths’ Autonomous Eating Behavior during School Lunchtime for Elementary Age Students. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

Lewis, J. A., Nishina, A., Bower, A., & Ramirez Hall, A. (2017, April). Cross-ethnic friends and friendship satisfaction: Associated ethnic and interpersonal characteristics. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

Chahal, R., Rhoads, S., Marek, S., Keenan, K., Forbes, E.E., Hipwell, A.E., & Guyer, A.E. Brain network architectural development is associated with pubertal timing and tempo. Poster presented June 2017 at the annual meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping in Vancouver, Canada.

Chahal, R. Childhood economic disparity and alterations in white matter integrity in late adolescence. Talk given April 2017 at the annual meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, in Austin, TX. 

Chahal, R., Vilgis, V., Grimm, K. J., Keenan, K., Forbes, E. E., Hipwell, A. E., & Guyer, A. E. Pubertal timing and tempo: effects on white matter maturation. Poster presented March 2017 at the annual meeting of the Social & Affective Neuroscience Society in Los Angeles, CA.

Nelson, S., Banasik, A.,Tempero Feigles, R., McDuffie, A., & Abbeduto, L. (2017, March). Inferential Language Use by School-Aged Boys with Fragile X Syndrome: Effects of a Parent-Implemented Spoken Language Intervention. Paper presented at the 50th Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, San Antonio, TX.

Morgan, E., & Stahmer, A. (July 2017) Webinar for the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) Summer Institute 2017 series: ”Access to Services and Services Across Diverse Communities”. UC Davis MIND Institute, Sacramento, CA.

Morgan, E.  panel presentation for the UC Davis MIND Institute Summer Institute 2017 series: “Reaching Historically Marginalized and Underserved Communities”. Link:



Gail Goodman, Doctor Philosophiae Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate), University of Oslo, Norway, 2017; American Psychological Association’s 2017 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Interest (Senior), 2017

Jakeem Lewis – 2017 Millennium Scholar, Society for Research in Child Development

Elizabeth Morgan – Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship, UC Davis  2017-18  

Carolyn Sutter, National Council of Family Relations Student Recognition Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Family Field.

Ross Thompson, Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society, American Psychological Association, Division 7.