The GEM Study at the University of Denver

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Grants and Publications

  • Grants
    • 2010-2015
      Spanish Government Research Agency
      "Development of depression in adolescents: Contributions from a transactional perspective of cognitive vulnerability and gender differences."

    • 2010-2015
      Basque Government Research Agency
      "Cognitive specificity to depression and social anxiety in adolescence."

    • 2010
      American Psychological Foundation
      "Preschool Stress Reactivity and Later Physical and Mental Health."

    • 2007-2013
      National Institute of Mental Health
      "Genetic, Cognitive, and Interpersonal Vulnerabilities to Depression in Youth."

    • 2006-2012
      Canadian Institutes for Health Research
      "Cognitive and Interpersonal Vulnerability to Depression during the Transition from Middle to Late Adolescence."

  • Awards
    • 2010
      American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychopathology (shared with Matthew Nock of Harvard University)

    • 2008
      Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor Award, University of South Carolina

    • 2004
      President’s New Researcher Award, Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy

  • Professional Activities
    • 2010-present
      • NIH Grant Review: Panel member of Psychosocial Development, Risk, and Prevention (PRDP)

      • Associate Editor, Frontiers in Neuroscience - Child and Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry

      • Editorial board, Development and Psychopathology

    • 2008-present
      Associate Editor, Cognitive Therapy and Research

    • 2007-present
      Editorial board, Child Clinical and Family Psychology Review

    • 2006-present
      Editorial board, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

    • 2005-present
      • Editorial board, Journal of Abnormal Psychology

      • Editorial board, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

    • 2003-present
      Editorial board, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology

    • 2003-2008
      Editorial board, Cognitive Therapy and Research

  • Books
    • Abela, J.R.Z. and Hankin, B.L. (Eds). (2008). Handbook of Child and Adolescent Depression. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

    • Hankin, B.L. and Abela, J.R.Z. (Eds). (2005). Development of Psychopathology: A Vulnerability-Stress Perspective. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing.

  • Recent Publications
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    • Jenness, J., Hankin, B.L., Abela, J.R.Z., Young, J.F., and Smolen, A. (2011). Chronic family stress interacts with 5-HTTLPR to predict prospective depressive symptoms among youth. Depression and Anxiety.

    • Abela, J.R.Z., Stolow, D., Mineka, S., Yao, S., Zhu, X.X., and Hankin, B.L. (in press). Cognitive vulnerability to depressive symptoms in urban and rural Hunan, China: A multi-wave longitudinal study. Journal of Abnormal Psychology.

    • Hankin, B.L., Wetter, E.K., and Flory, K. (in press). Appetitive motivation and negative emotion reactivity among remitted depressed youth. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

    • Wu., W., Lu., Y., Tan, F., Yao, S., Steca, P., Abela, J.R.Z., and Hankin, B.L. (in press). Assessing Measurement Invariance of the Children’s Depression Inventory in Chinese and Italian primary school student Samples. Assessment.

    • Badanes, L.S., Watamura, S.E., and Hankin, B.L. (2011). Hypocortisolism as a potential marker of allostatic load in children: Associations with family risk and internalizing disorders. Development and Psychopathology, 23, 881-896. PMID: 21756439

    • Stone, L.B., Hankin, B.L., Gibb, B.E., and Abela, J.R.Z. (2011). Co-rumination predicts the onset of depressive disorders during adolescence. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120, 752-757. PMID: 21500877

    • Abela, J.R.Z., Hankin, B.L., Sheshko, D.M., Fishman, M.B., and Stolow, D. (in press). Multi-wave Prospective Examination of the Stress Reactivity Extension of Response Styles Theory of Depression in High-Risk Children and Early Adolescents. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

    • Abela, J.R.Z., and Hankin, B.L. (2011). Rumination as a vulnerability factor to depression during the transition from early to middle adolescence: A multi-wave longitudinal study. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120, 259-271. PMID: 21553940

    • Hankin, B.L., Jenness, J., Abela, J.R.Z., and Smolen, A. (2011). Interaction of 5HTTLPR and idiographic stressors predicts prospective depressive symptoms specifically among youth in a multi-wave study. Journal of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology, 40, 572-585. PMID: 21722029

    • Flancbaum, M., Oppenheimer, C.W., Abela, J.R.Z., Young, J., Stolow, D., and Hankin, B.L. (2011). The effects of rumination on the timing of maternal and child depressive symptoms. Journal of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology, 40, 596-606. PMID: 21722031

    • Oppenheimer, C. and Hankin, B.L. (2011). Relationship quality and depressive symptoms among adolescents: An investigation of longitudinal, reciprocal associations. Journal of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology, 40, 486-493. PMID: 21534059

    • Barrocas, A.L., and Hankin, B.L. (2011). Developmental pathways to depression in adolescence: A multi-wave prospective study of negative emotionality, stress, and anxiety. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39, 489-500. PMID: 21249517

    • Barrocas, A.L., Jenness, J.L., Davis, T.S., Oppenheimer, C.W., Technow, J.R., Gulley, L.D., Badanes, L.S., and Hankin B.L. (2011). Developmental perspectives on vulnerability for non-suicidal self-injury in youth. In J. Benson (Ed.), Advances in Child Development and Behavior. London: Elsevier, 40, 301-336.

    • Hankin, B.L., Barrocas, A.L., Jenness, J., Oppenheimer, C., Badanes, L.S., Abela, J.R.Z., and Smolen, A. (2011). Association between 5HTTLPR and borderline personality disorder traits among youth. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 1, 2-6. PMID: 21556276

    • Hankin, B.L. and Abela, J.R.Z. (2011). Nonsuicidal self injury in adolescence: Prospective risk factors in a 2 ½ year longitudinal study. Psychiatry Research. PMID: 2080766

    • Hankin, B.L., Badanes, L.S., Abela, J.R.Z., and Watamura, S.E. (2010). Hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis dysregulation in dysphoric children and adolescents: Cortisol reactivity to psychological stress from preschool through middle adolescence. Biological Psychiatry, 68, 484-490. PMID: 2049790

    • Hankin, B.L., Gibb, B.E., Abela, J.R.Z., and Flory, K. (2010). Selective attention to affective stimuli and clinical depression among youth: Role of comorbid anxiety and specificity of emotion. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 119, 491-501. PMID: 20677838

    • Hankin, B.L., Stone, L.B., and Wright, P.A. (2010). Co-rumination, interpersonal stress generation, and internalizing symptoms: Sex differences and transactional influences in a multi-wave study of adolescents. Development and Psychopathology, 22, 217-235. PMID: 20102657

    • Hankin, B.L. (2010). Personality and depression: Examining cognitive vulnerability and stress as mediating processes in a prospective daily diary study. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 29, 369-402.

    • Lee, A., Hankin, B.L., and Mermelstein, R.J. (2010). Perceived social competence, negative interactions and negative cognitions predict depressive symptoms during adolescence. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 39, 603-615. PMID: 2070691

    • Holm-Denoma, J.M. and Hankin, B.L. (2010). Physical Appearance Competence as a Mediator of the Rumination and Bulimic Symptom Link in Female Adolescents. Journal of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology, 39, 537-544. PMID: 20589564

    • Shapero, B.G. and Hankin, B.L. (2010). Stress in adolescence: An examination of theories and methods. In P. Heidenreich and I. Pruter (Eds.), Stress: Causes,
Effects and Control. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

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