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Developmental epidemiology seeks to apply developmental and epidemiological principles to the study of psychopathology. Within this overall framework, my main research interests relate to the study of depression, anxiety, and disruptive behavior disorders and their effects on service use in children and adolescents. Current activities include studies of (1) relationships among pubertal hormonal changes, morphological changes, life strain, and psychopathology; (2) the development of measures of psychopathology and their links with psychiatric nosology (at the levels of symptoms, diagnoses, and disability); (3) parental burden and service use resulting from child and adolescent psychopathology; (4) comorbidity among psychiatric disorders; (5) factors affecting mental health service use; and (7) psychological predictors of risk for cardiovascular disorders in adolescence.
Early Pubertal Timing and Testosterone Associated With Higher Levels of Adolescent Depression in Girls.
The Great Smoky Mountains Study: developmental epidemiology in the southeastern United States.
Developmental EpidemiologyRead Full Text
Psychological and Psychosocial Impairment in Preschoolers With Selective Eating.
Genome-Wide Meta-Analysis of Longitudinal Alcohol Consumption Across Youth and Early Adulthood.
Increase in untreated cases of psychiatric disorders during the transition to adulthood.
Preschool anxiety disorders predict different patterns of amygdala-prefrontal connectivity at school-age.
Are children and adolescents with food allergies at increased risk for psychopathology?
Adult diagnostic and functional outcomes of DSM-5 disruptive mood dysregulation disorder.
Sleep problems predict and are predicted by generalized anxiety/depression and oppositional defiant disorder.
Perceived family impact of preschool anxiety disorders.
Longitudinal patterns of anxiety from childhood to adulthood: the Great Smoky Mountains Study.
C-reactive protein and substance use disorders in adolescence and early adulthood: a prospective analysis.
Preschool anxiety disorders in pediatric primary care: prevalence and comorbidity.
Children with both asthma and depression are at risk for heightened inflammation.
Sex-differentiated changes in C-reactive protein from ages 9 to 21: the contributions of BMI and physical/sexual maturation.
Impact of bullying in childhood on adult health, wealth, crime, and social outcomes.
Irritable mood as a symptom of depression in youth: prevalence, developmental, and clinical correlates in the Great Smoky Mountains Study.
Diagnostic transitions from childhood to adolescence to early adulthood.
Young Adult Obesity and Household Income: Effects of Unconditional Cash Transfers.
Genes, environments, and developmental research: methods for a multi-site study of early substance abuse.
Adult psychiatric outcomes of bullying and being bullied by peers in childhood and adolescence.
Prevalence, comorbidity, and correlates of DSM-5 proposed disruptive mood dysregulation disorder.
Indirect comorbidity in childhood and adolescence.
Generalized anxiety and C-reactive protein levels: a prospective, longitudinal analysis.
About 7% of 4-year-olds in Norway meet criteria for a psychiatric diagnosisRead Full Text
Predicting persistent alcohol problems: a prospective analysis from the Great Smoky Mountain Study.
Prevalence of psychiatric disorders in preschoolers.
Psychiatric diagnostic interviews for children and adolescents: a comparative study.
Cumulative depression episodes predict later C-reactive protein levels: a prospective analysis.
Child-, adolescent- and young adult-onset depressions: differential risk factors in development?
Trends in psychopathology across the adolescent years: what changes when children become adolescents, and when adolescents become adults?
The NIMH Child Emotional Faces Picture Set (NIMH-ChEFS): a new set of children's facial emotion stimuli.
Child μ-opioid receptor gene variant influences parent-child relations.
Distinct neural signatures of threat learning in adolescents and adults.
Cumulative prevalence of psychiatric disorders by young adulthood: a prospective cohort analysis from the Great Smoky Mountains Study.
The developmental epidemiology of anxiety disorders: Phenomenology, prevalence, and comorbidityRead Full Text
Developmental pathways in oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder.
Psychiatric symptoms in bereaved versus nonbereaved youth and young adults: a longitudinal epidemiological study.
Outcomes of early pubertal timing in young women: a prospective population-based study.
Posttraumatic stress without trauma in children.
Longitudinal dimensionality of adolescent psychopathology: testing the differentiation hypothesis.
Association of family income supplements in adolescence with development of psychiatric and substance use disorders in adulthood among an American Indian population.
Developmental transitions to psychopathology: are there prodromes of substance use disorders?
Specifying criminogenic strains: Stress dynamics and conduct disorder trajectoriesRead Full Text
Parents' Incomes and Children's Outcomes: A Quasi-Experiment.
Transitions into underage and problem drinking: Summary of developmental processes and mechanisms: Ages 10-15Read Full Text
Measurement and design for life course studies of individual differences and developmentRead Full Text
Childhood and adolescent psychiatric disorders as predictors of young adult disorders.
Moving from ethnography to epidemiology: lessons learned in Appalachia.
Configurations of common childhood psychosocial risk factors.
Nosology and measurement in child and adolescent psychiatry.
Childhood psychopathology can be really bad for your health.
Parent-reported attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptomatology and sleep problems in a preschool-age pediatric clinic sample.
Cultural and community determinants of subjective social status among Cherokee and White youth.
Transitions into underage and problem drinking: developmental processes and mechanisms between 10 and 15 years of age.
Specificity of putative psychosocial risk factors for psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents.
What do childhood anxiety disorders predict?
Childhood psychiatric disorders and young adult crime: a prospective, population-based study.
Preschool psychopathology: lessons for the lifespan.
Diagnostic specificity and nonspecificity in the dimensions of preschool psychopathology.
Traumatic events and posttraumatic stress in childhood.
Pubertal maturation and the development of alcohol use and abuse.
Prediction from low birth weight to female adolescent depression: a test of competing hypotheses.
Differences among children whose mothers have been in contact with the criminal justice systemRead Full Text
Is there an epidemic of child or adolescent depression?
Bayesian semi-parametric ROC analysis.
Prevalence, clinical correlates, and longitudinal course of severe mood dysregulation in children.
Puberty and depression.
Proximal psychiatric risk factors for suicidality in youth: the Great Smoky Mountains Study.
A comparison of pure and comorbid CD/ODD and depression.
Test-Retest Reliability of the Preschool Age Psychiatric Assessment (PAPA).
Common emotional and behavioral disorders in preschool children: presentation, nosology, and epidemiology.
The epidemiology and diagnostic issues in preschool attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder: A reviewRead Full Text
10-year research update review: the epidemiology of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders: II. Developmental epidemiology.
Defining oppositional defiant disorder.
Application of Bayesian inference using Gibbs sampling to item-response theory modeling of multi-symptom genetic data.
The developmental epidemiology of anxiety disorders: phenomenology, prevalence, and comorbidity.
10-year research update review: the epidemiology of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders: I. Methods and public health burden.
Making sense of informant disagreement for overanxious disorder.
Distant Trauma: A prospective study of the effects of september 11th on young adults in North CarolinaRead Full Text
Genetic and environmental influences on the relative timing of pubertal change.
Effects of age at first substance use and psychiatric comorbidity on the development of substance use disorders.
Informant disagreement for separation anxiety disorder.
Testosterone, antisocial behavior, and social dominance in boys: pubertal development and biosocial interaction.
Effect of poverty on emotional symptoms in children.
Pathways to violence in the children of mothers who were depressed postpartum.
Relationships between poverty and psychopathology: a natural experiment.
Relations between Continuous Performance Test performance measures and ADHD behaviors.
Continuous performance test performance in a normative epidemiological sample.
Prevalence and development of psychiatric disorders in childhood and adolescence.
Mental health assessments in juvenile justice: report on the consensus conference.
School refusal and psychiatric disorders: a community study.
Adolescent depression, cortisol and DHEA.
Obesity and psychiatric disorder: developmental trajectories.
Puberty and depressionRead Full Text
Pathways into and through mental health services for children and adolescents.
Maternal smoking during pregnancy and risk to boys' conduct disturbance: an examination of the causal hypothesis.
Natural categories or fundamental dimensions: on carving nature at the joints and the rearticulation of psychopathology.
Depression scale scores in 8-17-year-olds: effects of age and gender.
Psychiatric disorder, impairment, and service use in rural African American and white youth.
The prevalence of potentially traumatic events in childhood and adolescence.
The relationship between DSM-IV oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder: findings from the Great Smoky Mountains Study.
Use of mental health services by youth in contact with social servicesRead Full Text
Exposure to violence against a family member and internalizing symptoms in Colombian adolescents: the protective effects of family support.
Epidemiology of psychiatric disability in childhood and adolescence.
Poverty, race/ethnicity, and psychiatric disorder: a study of rural children.
Do high-threat life events really provoke the onset of psychiatric disorder in children?
Bayesian analyses of longitudinal binary data using Markov regression models of unknown order.
Multimodal treatment of ADHD in the MTA: an alternative outcome analysis.
Effectiveness of mental health servicesRead Full Text
Effectiveness of mental health services.
Implications of early versus late onset of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms.
Stimulant treatment for children: a community perspective.
Epstein-Barr virus antibodies in whole blood spots: a minimally invasive method for assessing an aspect of cell-mediated immunity.
Effectiveness of nonresidential specialty mental health services for children and adolescents in the "real world".
The Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Assessment (CAPA).
Developmental psychopathology and public health: past, present, and future.
Developmental Trajectories of Aggressive and Non-Aggressive Conduct ProblemsRead Full Text
Development of psychiatric comorbidity with substance abuse in adolescents: effects of timing and sex.
Pubertal changes in hormone levels and depression in girls.
Somatic complaints and psychopathology in children and adolescents: stomach aches, musculoskeletal pains, and headaches.
Use, persistence, and intensity: patterns of care for children's mental health across one year.
Impaired but undiagnosed.
Adolescent outcomes of childhood disorders: the consequences of severity and impairment.
Assessing Functional Impairment and Social Adaptation for Child Mental Health Services Research: A Review of MeasuresRead Full Text
Life events and post-traumatic stress: the development of a new measure for children and adolescents.
Headaches and psychopathology in children and adolescents.
Optimal Bayesian two-phase designsRead Full Text
Perceived parental burden and service use for child and adolescent psychiatric disorders.
Puberty and depression: the roles of age, pubertal status and pubertal timing.
The relative diagnostic utility of child and parent reports of oppositional defiant behaviorsRead Full Text
The child and adolescent burden assessment (CABA): Measuring the family impact of emotional and behavioral problemsRead Full Text
Psychiatric disorders among American Indian and white youth in Appalachia: the Great Smoky Mountains Study.
Development of substance use and psychiatric comorbidity in an epidemiologic study of white and American Indian young adolescents the Great Smoky Mountains Study.
Impact of Children's Mental Health Problems on Families: Relationships with Service UseRead Full Text
Insurance coverage and mental health services use by adolescents with serious emotional disturbanceRead Full Text
Development of a short questionnaire for use in epidemiological studies of depression in children and adolescents: factor composition and structure across developmentRead Full Text
Development of a short questionnaire for use in epidemiological studies of depression in children and adolescentsRead Full Text
The Great Smoky Mountains Study of Youth. Goals, design, methods, and the prevalence of DSM-III-R disorders.
Precision, reliability and accuracy in the dating of symptom onsets in child and adolescent psychopathology.
Toward establishing an empirical basis for the diagnosis of oppositional defiant disorder.
The Child and Adolescent Services Assessment (CASA): Description and PsychometricsRead Full Text
Disappearing Depression in a Population Sample of BoysRead Full Text
A test-retest reliability study of child-reported psychiatric symptoms and diagnoses using the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Assessment (CAPA-C).
The Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Assessment (CAPA).
Children's mental health service use across service sectors.
Reliability of self-reported service use: Test-retest consistency of children's responses to the Child and Adolescent Services Assessment (CASA)Read Full Text
Epidemiology and health care reform.
Depressive comorbidity in children and adolescents: empirical, theoretical, and methodological issues.
How can epidemiology improve mental health services for children and adolescents?
Puberty onset of gender differences in rates of depression: a developmental, epidemiologic and neuroendocrine perspective.
Seclusion on an adolescent unit.
Toward a developmental epidemiology of the disruptive behavior disordersRead Full Text
Effects of age and pubertal status on depression in a large clinical sampleRead Full Text
Mood variability in adolescents: a study of depressed, nondepressed and comorbid patients.
The effects of age and sex on depression ratings in children and adolescents.
Scales to assess child and adolescent depression: checklists, screens, and nets.
Childhood and adolescent depression. II: Research in clinical populations.
Childhood and adolescent depression. I. Epidemiological and aetiological aspects.
Parent and child reports of depressive symptoms in children at low and high risk of depression.
Depressed parents and their children. General health, social, and psychiatric problems.
CHILDHOOD DEPRESSIONRead Full Text