Childhood Experts

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School of Public Health
Professor
Areas of expertise: Environmental exposures, Birth outcomes, Birth defects, Child development
Kristin Christodulu
Psychology
Clinical Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Autism spectrum disorders, Developmental disabilities, Challenging behavior, Positive behavior support, Sleep disturbances
Nancy Claiborne
School of Social Welfare
Professor
Areas of expertise: Human service organizations, Design and delivery of service, Child welfare, Health systems
Joanna Dreby
Sociology, Latin American, Caribbean & U.S. Latino Studies
Professor
Areas of expertise: Immigration, Families, Children
Heather Larkin Holloway
School of Social Welfare
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Adverse childhood experiences, Substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, Restorative Integral Support, Healthy Environments and Relationships That Support, Meditation interventions, Emerging practices, Service Outcomes Action Research, Post-Trauma Wellness, Intergenerational and lifespan perspectives, Aging
Catherine Lawrence
School of Social Welfare
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Social welfare policy, History and services, Poverty, Child welfare, Cultural competence
Hal A. Lawson
School of Social Welfare
Professor
Areas of expertise: School-family-community partnerships, Child welfare, Interprofessional collaboration
Health Policy, Management and Behavior
Professor
Areas of expertise: Health communication, Health literacy, Health disparities, Mass media, Social media, Media campaigns, Health information seeking
Mary L. McCarthy
School of Social Welfare
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Child welfare, Children and families, Political social work
David Miller
Educational & Counseling Psychology
Professor
Areas of expertise: School psychology, Developmental psychopathology, Behavioral interventions, Consultation and prevention, Cognitive-behavior therapy for children and adolescents
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Environmental Health Sciences
Professor
Areas of expertise: Childhood lead poisoning, Atomic spectrometry, Trace element analysis, Inorganic mass spectrometry, Human biomonitoring and environmental measurements of toxic metal
Lawrence Schell
Anthropology, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Distinguished Professor
Areas of expertise: Anthropology, Minority health disparities, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Childhood development, Environmental health, Risk factors
Bruce Svare
Psychology
Professor
Areas of expertise: Steroid abuse among athletes, Early specialization and professionalization of young athletes, Overemphasis on winning, Academic corruption in high schools and colleges, Increasing of performance enhancing drugs, Declining sportsmanship, Violence exhibited by athletes, coaches, parents, and fans, Media coverage of young athletes, Sports gambling, Increasing abandonment of intramural, recreational, and fitness-based needs of kids, Rising obesity, Increasing incidents of sports injury, Burnout, Overtraining of young athletes