Childhood Experts

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School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Interim Dean of the School of Public Health; Professor
Areas of expertise: Environmental exposures, Birth outcomes, Birth defects, Child development
Kristin Christodulu
Department of Psychology
Clinical Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Autism spectrum disorders, Developmental disabilities, Challenging behavior, Positive behavior support, Sleep disturbances
Joanna Dreby
Department of Sociology, Department of Africana, Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies
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
MSW Program Director & Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Social welfare policy, History and services, Poverty, Child welfare, Cultural competence
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School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior, Minerva Center for High Impact Learning
Professor, Experiential Education Faculty Fellow
Areas of expertise: Health communication, Health literacy, Health disparities, Mass media, Social media, Media campaigns, Health information seeking
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School of Social Welfare
Areas of expertise: Child welfare, Children and families, Political social work
David Miller
Department of Educational & Counseling Psychology, School of Education
Areas of expertise: School psychology, Developmental psychopathology, Behavioral interventions, Consultation and prevention, Cognitive-behavior therapy for children and adolescents
Lawrence M. Schell
Department of Anthropology, School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Distinguished Professor
Areas of expertise: Anthropology, Minority health disparities, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Childhood development, Environmental health, Risk factors
Bruce Svare
Department of Psychology
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