Fellows

Abraham, Amanda

Abraham, Amanda

Associate Professor, Public Administration and Policy
Fellow, 2014 GDP Graduate, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | aabraham@uga.edu

Research Interests include Health Policy, Substance Use Disorder Treatment, Accessibility/Quality of SUD Treatment, Organizational Change, Maternal Health

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Ahn, Sun Joo (Grace)

Associate Professor, Advertising
Fellow, 2012 GDP Graduate, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | sjahn@uga.edu

Research Interests include Virtual reality, avatars, media psychology, persuasion

Dr. Ahn’s Research Video

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Alvermann, Donna

Distinguished Research Professor, Language and Literacy Education
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website |  dalverma@uga.edu

Research Interests include written communication, social media sites, youth media literacy, critical theory, and adolescent literacy

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Andrews, Tessa

Associate Professor, Genetics
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website |  tandrews@uga.edu

Research Interests include STEM Education, Culture change, Teacher Knowledge

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Ardoin, Scott

Professor and Department Head, Educational Psychology
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | spardoin@uga.edu

Research Interests include reading behaviors by students and application of principles of applied behavior analysis

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Beach, Steven R. H.

Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Psychology
Co-Director, Center for Family Research
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | srhbeach@uga.edu

Research Interests include Family, Epigenetics, Inflammation, Obesity, Substance Abuse

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Blount, Ron

Professor, Psychology
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | rlblount@uga.edu

Research Interests include Pediatric Psychology, Medical Adherence, Health Outcomes, Transition of Healthcare, Tuorette Syndrome

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Brody, Gene

Co-Director, Center for Family Research
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests include processes linked with academic and psychological competence among children, parent-child relationships, sibling relationships and adolescent classroom experiences

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Brosius, Peter

Professor, Anthropology
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | pbrosius@uga.edu

Research Interests include environmental anthropology, cultural politics of conversation, political ecology, hunter-gatherers, transnational environmental movements and institutions and human ecology in SE Asia

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Brown, Anita

Associate Director, Human Development and Family Science
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests include gene-environment interaction and engagement/informed consent issues with regard to collection of genetic material from community samples

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Brown, Geoffrey

Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Science
Fellow, 2014 GDP Graduate, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests include fatherhood, parenting, attachment, socio-emotional development, infancy, African American families

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Bryant, Chalandra

Professor, Human Development and Family Science
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests include marital relationships of newlywed African American couples, impact of distinct stressors expressed by African Americans and inter-relationship between health and marriage among African Americans

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Calhoun, Karen

Professor Emerita, Psychology
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | kcalhoun@uga.edu

Research Interests include causes, consequences and prevention of sexual aggression, PTSD and risk revictimization and characteristics of sexually aggressive men

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Campbell, Keith

Professor, Psychology
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | wkc@uga.edu

Research Interests include Narcissism, Personality, Culture, Assessment, Generational Change

Dr. Campbell’s Research Video

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Carter, Dorothy

Assistant Professor, Psychology
Fellow, 2016 GDP Graduate, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | dcarter3@uga.edu

Research Interests include Organizational Systems, Teamwork, Leadership, Innovation, Team Performance, Employees/Businesses, Military, Healthcare, Space Exploration Systems and Social Network Analysis

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Carter, Nathan T.

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | ntcarter@uga.edu

Research Interests include Personality, Job Performance, Methodology, Factor Analysis, and Workplace

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Caughy, Margaret O.

Georgia Athletic Association Professor, Human Development and Family Science
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | margaret.caughy@uga.edu

Research Interests include Academic Achievement; Ethnic Minorities; Social Inequalities; Parenting and Self-Regulation

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Choi, Y. Joon

Associate Professor, School of Social Work
Fellow, 2014 GDP Graduate, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | choiyj@uga.edu

Research Interests include Gender=based violence, Substance abuse, HIV, Health Disparity, Immigrants and Refugees

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Clay-Warner, Jody

Associate Director, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
Meigs Professor, Sociology
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | jclayw@uga.edu

Research Interests include Justice, Violence, Victimization, Experimental Methods, and Gender

Dr. Clay-Warner’s Research Video

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Clementz, Brett

Professor, Psychology
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | clementz@uga.edu

Research Interests include Psychosis, Classification, Neuroimaging,  and Genetics

Dr. Clementz Research Video

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Condit, Celeste

Professor, Communication Studies
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | ccondit@uga.edu

Research Interests include health communications, risk communications, public emotion and genetic messages

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Dolan, Erin

Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | eldolan@uga.edu

Research Interests include studying science research as a context for teaching, learning and mentoring

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Eby, Lillian

Director, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
Professor, Psychology I/O
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | leby@uga.edu

Research Interests include Occupational Health, Workforce Development, Mentoring, Work/Family, Substance Abuse Treatment, and Implementation Science

Dr. Eby’s Research Video

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Ehrlich, Katherine

Assistant Professor, Psychology
Fellow, 2016 GDP Graduate, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | kehrlich@uga.edu

Research Interests include stress, inflammation, resilience, social determinants of health

Goodie, Adam

Goodie, Adam

Professor, Psychology
Director, Center for Gambling Research
Director, Georgia Decision Lab
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | goodie@uga.edu

Research Interests include gambling, decision making, psychology, recognition and addictive behaviors

Dr. Goodie’s Research Video

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Holmes, Philip

Professor, Psychology
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | pvholmes@uga.edu

Research Interests include psychopharmacology, neurobiological mechanisms responsible for stress resilience, brain noradrenergic systems and neurobiological basis of motivation and emotion

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Jayawardhana, Jayani

Associate Professor, Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy
Fellow, 2013 GDP Graduate, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website |  jayaward@uga.edu

Research Interests include health economics, health policy, substance use, tobacco, prescription drugs, large databases, Secondary data analysis, and econometric methodology

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Kogan, Steve

Director of Faculty Development, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
Professor, Human Development and Family Science
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | smkogan@uga.edu

Research Interests include family centered substance abuse prevention, alcohol and drug abuse, adolescent risk behavior, and African American men

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Lavner, Justin

Associate Professor, Psychology
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
2015-17 GDP Participant
website | lavner@uga.edu

Research Interests includes Couples; Families; Prevention; Therapy; Longitudinal; LGBT

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Lemons, Paula

Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | plemons@uga.edu

Research Interests includes learning, education, cognition, instruction, academic culture, attitudes towards teaching

Dr. Lemon’s Research Video

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Lewis, Denise

Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Science
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | denise.lewis@uga.edu

Research Interests includes immigrants, intergenerational relations, resilience, aging

McDowell, Jennifer

McDowell, Jennifer

Professor, Psychology
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | jemcd@uga.edu

Research Interests include cognitive control, brain imaging and psychotic disorders

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Mancini, Jay A.

Adjunct Professor, Human Development and Family Science
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | mancini@uga.edu

Research Interests include family stress management, military mental health,the intersections of resilience and vulnerabilities within family and community contexts.

Miller, Joshua

Miller, Joshua

Professor, Psychology
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | jdmiller@uga.edu

Research Interests include personality assessment and disorders, and antisocial behavior

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Muilenburg, Jessica

Associate Professor, Health Promotion and Behavior
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | jlm@uga.edu

Research Interests tobacco cessation in substance abuse treatment facilities, tobacco use in adolescents and young adults, tobacco disparities in African Americans, substance abuse, adolescent risky behaviors

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Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey

Associate Dean for Academic Programs, College of Education
Professor, Educational Psychology
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | sneuhart@uga.edu

Research Interests include head start, pre-kindergarten, poverty, early childhood, teacher-child relationships, and asthma

Nibblelink, Nate

Nibbelink, Nate

Professor, GIS/Spatial Ecology
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | nate2@uga.edu

Research Interests include connectivity in landscapes and integration into GIS tools to manage ecosystems

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Okech, David

Associate Professor, Social Work
Fellow, 2014 GDP Graduate, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | dokech@uga.edu

Research Interests include Human Trafficking, Evidence informed policies and programs, Asset development, Community development, Social welfare policy

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Orpinas, Pamela

Professor, Health Promotion and Behavior
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | porpinas@uga.edu

Research Interests include intimate partner violence, Latino, cervical cancer and Peru

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Oshri, Assaf

Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Science
Fellow, 2014 GDP Graduate, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | oshria@uga.edu

Research Interests include Child Maltreatment, Resilience, Neuroscience, Risk Behaviors

Dr. Oshri’s Research Video

Robinson, Dawn

Robinson, Dawn

Professor, Department of Sociology
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | sodawn@uga.edu

Research Interests include social psychology, gender, culture and social networks

Dr. Robinson’s Research Video

Roman, Paul

Roman, Paul

Professor, Department of Sociology
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | proman@uga.edu

Research Interests include addiction, alcohol, opiates, behavior, disorder treatment, employed people and survey methods

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Samp, Jennifer

Professor, Department of Communication Studies
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | jasamp@uga.edu

Research Interests include close relationships, family communication, attributions, conflict and violence

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Shaffer, Anne

Associate Professor, Psychology
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | ashaffer@uga.edu

Research Interests include Emotion communication & socialization; childhood maltreatment; predictors of parenting

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Simons, Leslie

Professor, Department of Sociology
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | lgsimons@uga.edu

Research Interests include family, life course, aging, crime and law

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Simons, Ron

Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Sociology
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | rsimons@uga.edu

Research Interests include social determinants of aging, social context and inflammation, social support and health, and health disparities

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Smith, Emilie

Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Science
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | Emilie.Smith@uga.edu

Research Interests include family and child self regulation, randomized trials (cluster), substance abuse, violence and delinquency

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Strauss, Gregory P.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
websitegstrauss@uga.edu

Research Interests include Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Neuroscience, Emotion, Reward, EEG, Eye-tracking, and Social Cognition

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Sweet, Lawrence

Professor, Department of Psychology
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | sweet@uga.edu

Research Interests include Neuropsychological Assesment, Neuroimaging, Addiction and Disorders of Aging (Cognitive)

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O’Neal, Catherine

Assistant Research Scientist, Human Development and Family Science
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | cwalker1@uga.edu

Research Interests include military families; risk and resilience; couples; health

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Vandenberg, Robert

Department Head, Terry College of Business
Robert O. Arnold Professor of Business
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | rvandenb@uga.edu

Research Interests include workplace health, organizational commitment, structural equation modeling, and research methods and statistics

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Wickrama, Kandauda A.

Georgia Athletic Association Endowed Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | wickrama@uga.edu

Research Interests include life course, health outcomes, marriage and work