Lisa Miller, Principal Investigator and Jennifer Falbe, Principal Investigator, Susan Verba, (Co-PI), Linda Adams (Co-PI), Adrienne Markworth, (Co-PI). Supporting Food Security in Undergraduates through Increasing Nutrition Literacy. University of California's Global Food Initiative.

Martin Smith, Principal Investigator. Promoting Health and Welfare of Backyard Poultry Flocks through E-Learning. Center for Food Animal Health. 2019

Drew Cingel, Co-Principal Investigator, Ellen Wartella, Principal Investigator. Developing a Measure of Adolescent Social Media Use (2019). Delaney Fund for Research and Communication.

Rebecca Handman  Picture Book to Prepare Children for Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. 2018

Rebecca HandmanParenting and Training Resources for Parent-Child Interaction therapy (PCIT) trainees, First 5 LA. 2018

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.


Schmitt-McQuitty, L., Worker, S. M., & Smith, M. H. (2019). Lesson study model of 4-H professional development: Data-driven improvements to educator practice. Journal of Youth Development, 14(1), 131-154.

Stahmer, A. C., Vejnoska, S., Iadarola, S., Straiton, D., Segovia, F. R., Luelmo, P., Kasari, C., Morgan, E. (2019). Caregiver Voices: Cross-Cultural Input on Improving Access to Autism Services. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.

Ontai, L., Sutter, C. S., Sitnick, S., Shilts, M. K., Townsend, M. (2019). My Child at Mealtime Parent Feeding Self-Assessment Tool: Validation with Mealtime Behaviors and General Parenting. Appetite, 136, 62-69. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2019.01.016

Sutter, C., Taylor, J., Nishina, A., Ontai, L. (2019). Parental and family predictors of fruits and vegetables in elementary school children's home-packed lunches across a school week. Appetite, 133: 423-432

Cingel, D. P., & Krcmar, M. (2019). Prosocial television, preschool children’s moral judgements, and moral reasoning: The role of social moral intuitions and perspective-taking. Communication Research, 46(3), 355-374. doi: 10.1177/0093650217733846

Cingel, D. P., Lauricella, A. R., Lam, W. S. E., Wartella, E., & Morales, P. Z. (2019). Online communication patterns of Chinese and Mexican adolescents living in the United States. International Journal of Communication, 13, 116-135.

Krcmar, M., & Cingel, D. P. (2019). Do young children really learn best from the use of  direct address in children’s television? Media Psychology, 22(1), 152-171. doi: 10.1080/15213269.2017.1361841

Cingel, D. P., Sumter, S. R., & van de Leur, J. (2019). The role of social context during television viewing on children’s moral judgements about the social inclusion and stigmatization of others. Media Psychology, 22(1), 133-151. doi: 10.1080/15213269.2017.1378111

Hartman, S., Sayler, K., Belsky, J. (2018) Prenatal stress enhances postnatal plasticity: The role of microbiota. Developmental Psychobiology. 2018;00:1–10.

Gee, K.A. (2018) Growing Up With A Food Insecure Adult: The Cognitive Consequences of Recurrent Versus Transitory Food Insecurity Across the Early Elementary Years. Journal of Family Issues.

Gee, K.A. (2018). Leveraging the Public School System to Combat Adolescent Obesity: The Limits of Arkansas’s Statewide Policy Initiative. Journal of Adolescent Health.

Martin, M.J and Conger, K.J. (2018) The Family Transitions Project: An Intergenerational Study of Three Generations. Intergenerational Continuity of Criminal and Antisocial Behavior, chapter 14.

Hartman, S. & Belsky, J. (2018). Prenatal Programming of Postnatal Plasticity Revisited—and Extended. Development and Psychopathology, 30, 825-842.

Bjorklund, O., Belsky, J., Wichstrom, L., & Steinsbekk, S. (2018). Predictors of Eating Behavior in Middle Childhood: A Hybrid Fixed Effects Model. Developmental Psychology, 54, 1099-1110.

Parra, L. A., & Hastings, P. D. (2018). Integrating the Neurobiology of Minority Stress with an Intersectionality Framework for LGBTQ-Latinx Populations. In C. E. Santos & R. B. Toomey (Eds.), Envisioning the Integration of an Intersectional Lens in Developmental Science. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 161, 91–108.

Prabhakar, J., Johnson, E.G., Nordahl, C.W., & Ghetti, S. (2018).  Memory-Related Hippocampal Activation in the Sleeping Toddler.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A., 15(25), 6500-6505.

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.

Dave, S., Mastergeorge, A., & Olswang, L. (2018). Motherese, Affect and Vocabulary Development: Dyadic Communicative Interactions in Infants and Toddlers. Journal of Child Language.


Hodge, Ryan (May 2019) Vagal Flexibility During Disappointment Introspection Predicts Empathy and Prosocial Behavior. Poster presentation at the Association for Psycholoigcal Science Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

Morgan, Elizabeth (April 2019) Understanding the Role of Community Cultural Capital for Black, Single Mothers Advocating for their Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Pan African Congress on Autism, Nairobi, Kenya. 

Nelson, Sarah (April 2019) Trajectories of Receptive and Expressive Vocabulary Development in Adolescents with Down Syndrome and Fragile X Syndrome Compared to Younger Typically Developing Children. Poster presentation at the 52nd Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, San Antonio, TX.

Bullard, Lauren (April 2019) Use of Parent-Child Language Samples to Assess Child Language Abilities in a Clinic and From a Distance. Symposium at the 52nd Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, San Antonio, TX.

Zhang, Xiaoya (March 2019) Prenatal Stress Fosters Developmental Plasticity. Poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Vang, Tseng (March 2019) School Belonging as a Mediator for Interracial Climate and Depressive Symptoms Among High School Students. Poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Usacheva, Maria (March 2019) Predicting mental Health Services Use in Children Referred to Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Usacheva, Maria (March 2019) Promising Findings of the "Ending the Game" Trauma-Informed Curriculum for Survivors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation. Poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD. 

Ugarte, Elisa (March 2019) Vagal Flexibility Moderates the Relationship Between Environmental Risk and Externalizing Problems in Childhood. Poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Ugarte, Elisa (March 2019) Constellations of Risk in Chilean Children, Relations to Externalizing Problems and Mediation by Harsh Parenting and Emotional Support. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Sayler, Kristina (March 2019) Typologies and Predictors of Pregnancy Intention and Prenatal Father Involvement. Poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Peiffer, Shannon (March 2019) Daily Associations between Class Respect, Peer Support and Academic Efficacy for College STEM majors. Poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Peiffer, Shannon (March 2019) Daily Diverse Peer Interactions, Academic Efficacy and Social Support for Late Adolescent STEM Majors. Symposium  at the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Lewis, Jakeem (March 2019) Promoting Friendship and Belonging with Positive Public Regard During the College Transition. Poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Mashash, Meital (March 2019) Differential Effects of Type and Timing of Childhood Adversity on Inflammatory Processes in Adolescence. Poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Lawrence, Amanda (March 2019) Preschool-Age Children's Screen Media Content and Self-Regulation. Paper presentation at the 2019 International Communication Association Conference, Washington, DC.

Johnson, Elliott (March 2019) Remembering Words During Sleep: Behavior and Neural Indices. Oral presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Chernenok, Mariya (March 2019) Face Perception, Emotion Regulation, and Anxiety in Young Children: An N170 ERP Study. Poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Chahal, Rajpreet (March 2019) Early and Late Pubertal Timing: Similarities and Differences in Brain Structural network Connectivity in Girls. Poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Buhler+Wassmann, Andrea (March 2019) Parenting Style, Infant Behavior, and Actigraphy-Recorded Sleep Quality in Mexican-Origin Infants. Poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Beard, Sarah (March 2019) Neural Response to Social Exclusion, Depressive Symptoms, and Substance Use in Mexican-Origin Adolescents. Poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Beard, Sarah (March 2019) Low Income Predicts Reduced Neural Response to Reward in Mexican-Origin Adolescents. Poster session at the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

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.



Lenna Ontai, 2019 Academic Federation Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching or Mentoring

Sarah Nelson, American Psychological Association Division 33 Graduate Student Travel Award, 2019. 

Amanda Lawrence, Student Travel Award, International Communication Association, 2019.

Amanda Guyer,  Distinguished Graduate and PostDoctoral Mentorship Award, 2018.

Rajpreet Chahal, Michael S. Gazzaniga Best Trainee Poster Prize, Center for Mind and Brain Poster Day, 2018.

Rajpreet Chahal, Blue Ribbon Poster Prize, Burroughs Wellcome Fund Trainee Travel Award, Association for Clinical and Translation Science, 2018

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.