My research program focuses on examinations of children's physiological reactivity and regulation examined through sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system activity, but includes several physiological systems (hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA)-axis), affective, behavioral, cognitive, and coping strategies, as pathways and moderators of associations between family risk and child/adolescent functioning cross-sectionally and longitudinally.
- Sleep and Development
- Developmental Psychobiology
- Developmental Psychopathology
- Family Conflict
- Marital and Parent-Child Relationships
- Health Disparities