Child Division

Director: Alexandra Quittner, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Clinical: Kristin Lindahl, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Developmental: Daniel Messinger, Ph.D.
Faculty: Michael Alessandri, Ph.D., Jennifer C. Britton, Ph.D., Christine Delgado, Ph.D., Brian Doss, Ph.D., Jennifer Durocher, Ph.D.,Jill Ehrenreich, Ph.D., Daryl B. Greenfield, Ph.D.Amanda Jensen-Doss, Ph.D., Lynne Katz, Ed.D., Annette La Greca, Ph.D., Rebecca Shearer, Ph.D.

Child Division faculty, postdocs, and graduate students investigate children's problems and development through research and clinical training. Students typically receive financial support and full tuition remission during their doctoral training. The division offers three distinct programs of study.

The Child Clinical program has two tracks: 1) Child/Family Clinical and 2) Child Health/Pediatric Clinical. These specialty tracks examine the effects of psychological problems (e.g., anxiety, depression, autism), chronic medical conditions (e.g., asthma, cystic fibrosis, diabetes), and natural disasters on child and family functioning, with an emphasis on the development of effective, evidence-based treatments to address these issues (e.g., cognitive behavior therapy for anxiety, behavioral interventions to improve adherence to medical regimens). Both clinical tracks of the child division are built on a scientist-practitioner model, with a greater emphasis on the clinical science component. Dissemination of effective interventions into the community or health care settings cuts across both of these tracks.

The Developmental program focuses on basic and applied research related to children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development. Questions regarding the processes and mechanisms related to developmental risk and resilience are addressed in typically-developing, atypically-developing, and at-risk populations.

Developmental
This program focuses on research training in child development that with a focus on basic science and the investigation of contextual factors that put children at risk or support resilience.
Child/Family Clinical
This track of the clinical program focuses on research with children and adolescents (and their families) at risk for emotional and behavioral problems, and on child and adolescent psychopathology.
Child Health/Pediatric Clinical
This track of the clinical program focuses on research with children and adolescents (and their families) with acute or chronic medical conditions, or the prevention of medical conditions in children and youth.

Child Division Facilities