Current Scholars

Professor, Psychology
Family Research Scholar 2005-06 and 2013-14
Research:
Lisa Harvey studies the development of children with ADHD. The primary goal of her research is to examine the developmental trajectories of emotion regulation and associated aspects of emotion processing from age 3 to age 6 in children with clinically significant levels of ADHD symptomatology.
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Associate Professor of Psychology
Family Research Scholar 2013-2014
Research:
Agnès Lacreuse’s research addresses the biological factors that contribute to differential aging trajectories in males and females. Because human cognition is strongly influenced by sociocultural and environmental factors, sex differences in cognitive and brain aging may be best studied in an appropriate primate model.
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Professor, Sociology and Center for Public Policy and Administration
Family Research Scholar 2004-05, 2013-14
Care, Work and Family Policy Network
Research:
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Family Research Scholar 2013-2014
Research:
Jonathan Rosa examines the linguistic characteristics that influence culture and identity in the Latina/o community. The rapid rise of the U.S. Latina/o population, now the nation’s largest demographic minority group, has heightened concerns about the future of American identity and brought increased attention to the institutional management of ethnolinguistic difference.
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Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders
Family Research Scholar 2013-2014
Research:
Gwyneth Rost studies how children learn language, with a focus on youth who have language impairment, a developmental condition that can be broadly defined as clinically and educationally significant disabilities in the comprehension and use of grammar, vocabulary, literacy, and social language. Language impairment affects 7% of the general population but is prevalent in an estimated 67% of juvenile offenders. Simply, the majority of youth who must navigate the dense and complex language used in interrogation and court proceedings are doing so with clinically disabled language skills.
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Assistant Professor of Nutrition
Commonwealth Honors College Professor of Nutrition
Family Research Scholar 2013-2014
Research:

Lisa Troy uses the novel application of pattern analysis to examine diet and exercise on chronic disease prevention. She also studies how government programs and policies impact diet quality and public health outcomes. Toward accomplishing these goals, she developed the DGAI_2010, an Index to measure adherence to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

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