Welcome Nicole Watkins to the Center for Behavioral Health!

Nicole professional headshotNicole Watkins is Post-Doctoral Fellow, who joined the Center for Behavioral Health at Connecticut Children’s in July, and has made a great addition to our team! She earned her M.S. in Learning and Developmental Sciences from Indiana University, her B.S. in Psychology from Wright State University, and is currently a doctoral student at Indiana University. Her research interests focus on adolescence, emerging adulthood, and family structure. A consistent theme in her research has been predictors of health and well-being of adolescents and emerging adults, specifically focusing on three related areas of study, including studies of: (a) differences in the associations between parental divorce and parental death on educational outcomes and risk behaviors, (b) timing of family transitions and associations with child and emerging adult health, and (c) romantic relationships during adolescence and emerging adulthood.

Welcome Rachel and Cali!

We have new staff members joining our team: Rachel Taylor and Cali Salafia! Rachel is a graduate student at UConn in the human development and family studies program, and is a new research assistant at the Center for Behavioral Health. Cali is a research volunteer at the Center for Behavioral Health and is pursuing her Master’s degree in health psychology at Central Connecticut State University.

Article accepted for publication in the Journal of Early Adolescence!

A new PANDA article about the association between self-competence and depressive symptoms has been accepted for publication! The article entitled, “A closer examination of the temporal relationship between self-competence and depressive symptoms during early adolescence” is now in press in the Journal of Early Adolescence. Check out the publications page for more information!