1121 W Chapel Hill St, Suite 20, Durham, NC 27701
DUMC 3454, Durham, NC 27710
As a clinical epidemiologist, I have a biopsychosocial research program that focuses on social predictors, biological mechanisms, and outcomes related to pediatric mental health and well-being. I work primarily with cohorts of vulnerable populations defined by low socioeconomic status, rural geography, minority race/ethnicity, chronic childhood health conditions, and more recently child maltreatment. Increasingly, I am utilizing biomedical research to better understand DNA methylation (DNAm) in the first years of life as an epigenetic marker of health-risk,-resilience, and -disparities across the life course.
Nonpharmacologic Treatments for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Systematic Review.
Predicting Persistent, Limited, and Delayed Problematic Cannabis Use in Early Adulthood: Findings From a Longitudinal Study.
Association of Transition Readiness to Intentional Self-Regulation and Hopeful Future Expectations in Youth With Illness.
Cannabis Use and Disorder From Childhood to Adulthood in a Longitudinal Community Sample With American Indians.
Comparison of Positive Youth Development for Youth With Chronic Conditions With Healthy Peers.
"Skin Deep Resilience" Among Disadvantaged Blacks: Critical Questions, Elusive Answers.
Systematic review of character development and childhood chronic illness.
International and Interdisciplinary Identification of Health Care Transition Outcomes.
Character development pilot evaluation of two studiesRead Full Text
Growing Pains - Determination of Transfer and Transition from Pediatrics to Adult Outpatient Clinics for Patients with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)Read Full Text
Nutrition and physical activity randomized control trial in child care centers improves knowledge, policies, and children's body mass index.
Nutrition and physical activity randomized control trial in child care centers improves knowledge, policies, and children's body mass indexRead Full Text
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment in Children and AdolescentsRead Full Text