I am Professor and Chair for Clinical Developmental Psychology in the Department of Psychology and at the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development at the University of Zürich (UZH, Switzerland). I am also affiliated with the Center for Developmental Epidemiology at Duke University Medical School and hold an adjunct appointment in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The overarching goal of my research is to understand risk and resilience in the development of stress-related mental and physical diseases during the early lifecourse, including of depression, anxiety, substance use, cardiovascular risk, and diseases of dysregulated immune function. In support of this goal, I also conduct basic developmental-epidemiological work from childhood to young adulthood to understand the prevalence, co-occurrence, and course of these diseases across development and also sex and race/ethnicity differences in prevalence and developmental pathways. To date, this work has been funded by NIMH, NICHD, NIDA, the European Commission, and the Canadian Institutes of Health. For links to my publications and a recent vita, please click below.
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