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Funded Research Projects
2010-2013 “Ecological Model of Latino Youth Development.” National Science Foundation $315,000. (Co-PI/PI)
2008-2010 “Puberty, Emotionality, and Self-Regulation: Longitudinal Links to Psychological Adjustment.” National Institutes of Health (NIH) $144,000. (PI)
2001-2004 "Ethnicity, Parenting and Adolescent Adjustment" National Institutes of Health (NICHD), $387,784. (PI)
2001-2003 "Childhood Origins of Adolescent Sexual Risk-Taking." National Institutes of Health (NIMH), $425,907. (M. Raffaelli, PI)
Student Researchers and Collaborators
Sarah Beal, Ph.D. Sarah’s research interests center on health and wellbeing during the transition to adulthood. Her master’s project examined the implications of adolescents’ aspirations and extracurricular activities for their adult education attainment. Her dissertation focused on the development and characterization of future orientation among adolescents. She is currently completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
Jennifer Wolff, Ph.D. Jen’s interests focus on adolescent decision making and its relationship to risk taking and risky behavior. Her master’s project examined the contributions of deliberative decision making, parenting, and affiliation with deviant peers to adolescents’ alcohol and drug use, sexual risk taking, and delinquent behavior. Her dissertation examined the relationships among decision making processes, neurobiological variables, and risk behavior among college students.