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local collaborators

Jill Holm-Denoma

Jill Holm-Denoma, Ph.D.
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Dr. Holm-Denoma is an associate clinical professor at the University of Denver. Her research interests include risk factors for eating disorders, the development of eating disorders among understudied populations, empirically based classification of eating disorders, and multi-level risk factors for the development of disordered eating and obesity across the lifespan.

Sarah Watamura

Sarah Watamura, Ph.D.
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Dr. Watamura is an associate professor and the director of the Child Health and Development Lab at the University of Denver. Her research interests include children's physiologic regulation, their development within care giving contexts, and relations between physiologic regulation and developing physical and psychological stress.

Marie Banich

Marie Banich, Ph.D.
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Dr. Banich's research specializes in using brain imaging techniques to understand the neural systems that allow us to direct our attention and our actions so that we can prioritize, organize, and target our behavior in a goal-oriented manner, abilities often referred to as executive function.

Andrew Smolen

Andrew Smolen, Ph.D.
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Dr. Smolen is a senior research associate at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research focuses on the assessment of the contribution of specific candidate genes to complex behaviors such as substance abuse and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Naomi Friedman

Naomi Friedman, Ph.D.
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Dr. Friedman is an assistant professor at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research focuses on individual differences in executive functions, including their phenotypic and genetic relations to other cognitive abilities as well as psychopathology.

Lisa Badanes

Lisa Badanes, Ph.D.
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Dr. Badanes is a professor of psychology at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. Her research interests include how certain characteristics of children and their environments affect how their bodies respond to stress and how teachers and parents can help to buffer children from excessive stress.

National collaborators

Jami Young

Jami Young, Ph.D.
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Dr. Young is an associate professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Her research focuses on developing and evaluating a preventive intervention for depression, identifying predictors, moderators, and mediators of depression intervention outcomes, and understanding vulnerabilities for youth depression.

Brandon Gibb

Brandon Gibb, Ph.D.
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Dr. Gibb is a professor and director of clinical training at Binghamton University in New York. His research focuses on cognitive, genetic and environmental risk factors for the development of depression and anxiety in children, adolescents and adults through integrating cognitive and psychiatric genetic theories of psychopathology.

Mitch Prinstein

Mitch Prinstein, Ph.D.
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Dr. Prinstein is a distinguished professor of psychology and director of clinical psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His current research examines interpersonal-cognitive models of adolescent depression and self-injury along with peer influence and adolescent health risk behaviors.

Mike Vasey

Mike Vasey, Ph.D. 
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Dr. Vasey is a psychology professor at the Ohio State University. His research is focused on factors that are of relevance to understanding a wide range of emotional problems. He is particularly interested in the contribution of broad dimensions of temperament/personality to vulnerability for developing emotional disorder symptoms (especially symptoms of anxiety and depressive disorders) and to the course and treatment of such symptoms.

Chris Fraley

R. Chris Fraley, Ph.D.
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Dr. Fraley is a Professor at the University of Illinois's Department of Psychology. His research involves the study of attachment processes in close relationships, personality dynamics and development, and research methods. He is also broadly interested in issues at the interface of social cognition, development, evolution, and psychodynamics.

International collaborators

Esther Calvete

Esther Calvete, Ph.D.
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Dr. Calvete is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain. She is the principal investigator of the Deusto Stress Research unit at the University of Deusto. Her research interests include violence against women and aggressive behavior in adolescents.

Tineke Oldehinkel

Tineke Oldehinkel, Ph.D.
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Dr. Oldehinkel is professor of Lifecourse Epidemiology of Common Mental Disorders at the University Medical Center Groningen. Her research concerns the lifelong interaction of biological, psychological, and social processes with regard to the onset and course of common mental health problems, particularly affective disorders.

J. Ormel

J. (Hans) Ormel, Ph.D.
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Dr. Ormel is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands. His research specializes in mental health and psychiatric epidemiology, particularly depression.

Patricia Bijttebier

Patricia Bijttebier, Ph.D.
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Dr. Bijttebier is a professor in the School Psychology and Child and Adolescent Development department at the University of Leuven, Netherlands.

Elizabeth Hayden

Elizabeth Hayden
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Dr. Hayden is an assistant professor in the clinical area of the Department of Psychology at the University of Western Ontario. Her current research aims at characterizing the mechanisms by which temperament confers risk for mood disturbances, taking a perspective informed by developmental processes.