Adolescents, Children and Youth

Alvermann, Donna

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

Scott Patrick Ardoin

Ardoin, Scott

Professor and Department Head, Department of Educational Psychology
Director, School Psychology Clinic
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.

Birch

Birch, Leann

Professor, Food and Nutrition
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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Research Interests include Development of Eating Behavior, Self-Regulation, Obesity/Familial Influence, Infancy, Childhood

Blount, Ron

Professor, Department of 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

Brody

Brody, Gene

Professor, Human Development and Family Science
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

Muilenburg, Jessica

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

Neuhart

Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey

Professor and Associate Dean, College of Education
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

SimonsRonald

Simons, Ron

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

Research Interests include social psychology, medical sociology, family, life course and aging

Emilie Smith

Smith, Emilie

Department Head, Family and Consumer Sciences
Janette McGarity Barber Distinguished Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences
Fellow, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | Emilie.Smith@uga.edu

Research Interests include family, care-giving approaches, role of community-based after school settings and factors that influence child and youth development

Strauss, Gregory

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

Research Interests include Schizophrenia, Psychosis, predictors of conversion to psychosis in high-risk youth, emotion, reward and social cognition