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Select publications from our research faculty are below.

Dr. Philip Fisher (*denotes graduate student/postdoc first-authored publications):

  • Vijayakumar, N., Cheng, T.W., Flannery, J.E., Flournoy, J.C., Ross, G., Mobasser, A., Op de Macks, Z., Fisher, P.A., Pfeifer, J. H. (2022). Differential neural sensitivity to social inclusion and exclusion in adolescents in foster care. NeuroImage: Clinical. Volume 34, 102986, ISSN 2213-1582.
  • Kerr, S., Kingsbury, M., Liu, S., Fisher, P., Kohen, D. (2022). A comparison of parenting concerns in Canada and the United States during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Economic and Social Reports.
  • Salisbury, M., Roos, L., Horn, S., Peake, S., Fisher, P. (2022). The Effectiveness of KEEP for Families of Children with Developmental Delays: Integrating FIND Video Coaching into Parent Management Training—Oregon Model: a Randomized Trial. Prevention Science. 10.1007/s11121-022-01344-w. 
  • *Barrett, Ann-Marie & Mudiam, Kavya & Fisher, Philip. (2021). The Value of Mechanistic Experiments to Target the Shared Neural Circuitry of Parenting and Addiction: The Potential for Video Feedback Interventions. Frontiers in Psychology. 12. 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.703948. 
  • Bruce J, Pears KC, McDermott JM, Fox NA, Fisher PA. Effects of a school readiness intervention on electrophysiological indices of external response monitoring in children in foster care. Development and Psychopathology. 2021;33(3):832-842. doi:10.1017/S0954579420000164 
  • *Cheng TW, Mills KL, Miranda Dominguez O, Zeithamova D, Perrone A, Sturgeon D, Feldstein Ewing SW, Fisher PA, Pfeifer JH, Fair DA, Mackiewicz Seghete KL. Characterizing the impact of adversity, abuse, and neglect on adolescent amygdala resting-state functional connectivity. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2021 Feb; 47:100894. doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2020.100894. Epub 2020 Dec 8. PMID: 33385788; PMCID: PMC7786040. 
  • Lipscomb, S. T., Hatfield, B., Goka-Dubose, E., Lewis, H., & Fisher, P. A. (in press). Impacts of Roots of Resilience professional development for early childhood teachers on young children's protective factors. Early Childhood Research Quarterly. 
  • Liu, S., Phu, T., Dominguez, A., Hurwich-reiss, E., McGee, D., Watamura, S., Fisher, P. Improving Caregiver Self-Efficacy and Children's Behavioral Outcomes via a Brief Strength-Based Video Coaching Intervention: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial. Prev Sci. 2021. 
  • Liu, S., Lombardi, J., & Fisher, P. A. (2021). The COVID-19 pandemic impact on households of young children with special healthcare needs. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 10.1093/jpepsy/jsab135. 
  • Liu, S., Fisher, P., Schlueter, L., Phu, T., Gunnar, M., & Watamura, S. (2021). A brief video-coaching intervention buffers young children's vulnerability to the impact of caregivers’ depressive symptoms: Examination of differential susceptibility. Development and Psychopathology, 33(5), 1685-1700. doi:10.1017/S0954579421000687
  • Rao N, Fisher PA; COVID-19 Special Section Editors. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on child and adolescent development around the world. Child Dev. 2021 Sep;92(5):e738-e748. doi: 10.1111/cdev.13653. PMID: 34569058. 
  • Schindler, H., Fisher, P., Ola, C., Campbell, C. (2021) Filmando Interacciones Para Nutrir El Desarrollo: A Randomized Pilot of A Strength-Based Video Coaching Program with Mexican American Fathers, Early Education and Development, DOI: 10.1080/10409289.2021.1963648 
  • Weston SJ, Condon DM, Fisher PA. Psychosocial factors associated with preventive pediatric care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Soc Sci Med. 2021 Oct;287:114356. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114356. Epub 2021 Aug 28. PMID: 34474308. 
  • *Andrews JL, Mills KL, Flournoy JC, Flannery JE, Mobasser A, Ross G, Durnin M, Peake S, Fisher PA, Pfeifer JH. Expectations of Social Consequences Impact Anticipated Involvement in Health-Risk Behavior During Adolescence. J Res Adolesc. 2020 Dec;30(4):1008-1024. doi: 10.1111/jora.12576. Epub 2020 Sep 10. PMID: 32910510; PMCID: PMC8494461. 
  • *Black CFD, Barker TV, Fisher P. Measurement of parental executive function in early childhood settings: Instrument reliability and validity in community-led research projects [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jul 15]. J Community Psychol. 2020;10.1002/jcop.22413.doi:10.1002/jcop.22413 
  • *Blaisdell KN, Barker TV, Giuliano RJ, Fisher PA. Alpha electroencephalogram (EEG) asymmetry among toddlers in foster care. Dev Psychopathol. 2020 Dec;32(5):1743-1753. doi: 10.1017/S0954579420001212. PMID: 33427181. 
  • *Cheng, T., Vijayakumar, N., Flournoy, J., Macks, Z., Peake, S., Flannery, J., Mobasser, A., Alberti, S., Fisher, P., Pfeifer, J. (2020). Feeling left out or just surprised? Neural correlates of social exclusion and overinclusion in adolescence. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience. 10.3758/s13415-020-00772-x. 
  • *Clark DA, Donnellan MB, Durbin CE, Brooker RJ, Neppl TK, Gunnar M, Carlson SM, Le Mare L, Kochanska G, Fisher PA, Leve LD, Rothbart MK, Putnam SP. Using item response theory to evaluate the Children's Behavior Questionnaire: Considerations of general functioning and assessment length. Psychol Assess. 2020 Oct;32(10):928-942. doi: 10.1037/pas0000883. Epub 2020 Jun 25. PMID: 32584073. 
  • Fisher, P.A., Barker, T.V., Blaisdell, K.N. (2020). A Glass Half Full and Half Empty: The State of the Science in Early Childhood Prevention and Intervention Research. Annual Review of Developmental Psychology, Vol. 2, 269-94.
  •  *Horn, S. R., Fisher, P. A., Pfeifer, J. H., Allen, N. B., & Berkman, E. T. (2020). Levers and barriers to success in the use of translational neuroscience for the prevention and treatment of mental health and promotion of well-being across the lifespan. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 129(1), 38. doi: 10.1037/abn0000465 
  • *Horn, S., Weston, S., Fisher, P. (2020). Identifying causal role of COVID-19 in immunopsychiatry models. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 10.1016/j.bbi.2020.05.066. 
  • *Mackiewicz-Seghete, K., Graham, A., Shank, T., Alsup, S., Fisher, P., Wilson, A., Ewing, S. (2020). Advancing Preventive Interventions for Pregnant Women Who Are Opioid Using via the Integration of Addiction and Mental Health Research. Current Addiction Reports. 10.1007/s40429-020-00296-x. 
  • Salisbury, M., Stienwandt, S., Giuliano, R., Penner-Goeke, L., Fisher, P. A., & Roos, L. E. (2020). Stress system reactivity moderates the association between cumulative risk and children’s externalizing symptoms. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 158, 248-258. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2020.09.016. Epub 2020 Oct 24. PMID: 33148503. 
  • *Blaisdell, K.N., Imhof, A.M., Fisher, P.A. (2019) Early adversity, child neglect, and stress neurobiology: From observations of impact to empirical evaluations of mechanisms. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience. NIHMSID1044234
  •  *Cheng,T., Vijayakumar, N.,  Flournoy, J.C.,  Op de Macks, Z., Peake, S.J.,, Flannery, J.E., Mobasser, A.,  Alberti, S.L., Fisher, P.A. & Pfeifer, J.H. (2019). Feeling left out or just surprised? Neural correlates of social exclusion and expectancy violations in adolescence bioRxiv 524934; doi:
  •  DePasquale CE, Olson A, Desjardins CD, Bruce J, Pears KC, Gunnar MR, Fisher PA. Exploring the Psychometric Properties of the Parent Daily Report - Toddler Version (PDR-T). Int J Behav Dev. 2019 Sep;43(5):447-456. doi: 10.1177/0165025419844030. Epub 2019 May 6. PMID: 31937982; PMCID: PMC6959486.
  •  Ek A, Lewis Chamberlain K, Sorjonen K, Hammar U, Etminan Malek M, Sandvik P, Somaraki M, Nyman J, Lindberg L, Nordin K, Ejderhamn J, Fisher PA, Chamberlain P, Marcus C, Nowicka P. A Parent Treatment Program for Preschoolers With Obesity: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Pediatrics. 2019 Aug;144(2):e20183457. doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-3457. Epub 2019 Jul 12. PMID: 31300528. 
  • *Flannery, J,  Callaghan, B,  Sharpton, T,  Fisher, P,  Pfeifer, J.  (2019) Is adolescence the missing developmental link in Microbiome–Gut–Brain axis communication? Developmental Psychobiology, pp. 1– 13.
  •  *Flannery, J.E., Stagaman, K., Burns, A.R., Hickey, R.J., Roos, L.R., Giuliano, R.J., Fisher, P.A., Sharpton, T.J. (2019). Gut feelings begin in childhood: how the gut metagenome links to early environment, caregiving, and behavior. bioRxiv 568717; doi: 
  • *Giuliani, N. R., Beauchamp, K. G., Noll, L. K., & Fisher, P. A. (2019). A preliminary study investigating maternal neurocognitive mechanisms underlying a child-supportive parenting intervention. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 13, Article ID 16. doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2019.00016 
  • *Horn SR, Leve LD, Levitt P, Fisher PA. Childhood adversity, mental health, and oxidative stress: A pilot study. PLoS One. 2019 Apr 26;14(4):e0215085. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0215085. PMID: 31026258; PMCID: PMC6485615. 
  • Leve, L. D., Fisher, P. A., & Kintner, C. (2019). Foster families. In B. H. Fiese, M. Celano, K. Deater-Deckard, E. N. Jouriles, & M. A. Whisman (Eds.), APA handbooks in psychology® series. APA handbook of contemporary family psychology: Foundations, methods, and contemporary issues across the lifespan (pp. 761-777). Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association. doi:10.1037/0000099-042
  •  *Olson, A.E., Kim, .K., Bruce, J., Fisher, P.A., (2019). General Cognitive Ability as an Early Indicator of Problem Behavior Among Toddlers in Foster Care Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 144-149. 
  • *Perry, N. B., Depasquale, C.E., Fisher, P.A., Gunnar, M.R. (2019). Comparison of Institutionally Reared and Maltreated Children on Socioemotional and Biological Functioning. Child Maltreatment. 
  • Roos LE, Giuliano RJ, Beauchamp KG, Berkman ET, Knight EL, Fisher PA. Acute stress impairs children's sustained attention with increased vulnerability for children of mothers reporting higher parenting stress. Dev Psychobiol. 2020;62(4):532-543. doi:10.1002/dev.21915pone.0215085 
  • Schindler, H. S., McCoy, D. C., Fisher, P. A., & Shonkoff, J. P. (2019). A historical look at theories of change in early childhood education research. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 48, 146-154.

A full list of Dr. Fisher’s publications is available at:

Dr. Jelena Obradović (* denotes trainee authors)

  • *Sulik, M. J., *Townley-Flores, C., *Steyer, L., & Obradović, J. (2023). Impacts of two public preschool programs on school readiness in San Francisco. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 62, 194205. doi:10.1016/j.ecresq.2022.07.016
  • Draper, C. E., Barnett, L. M., Cook, C. J., Cuartas, J. A., Howard, S. J., McCoy, D. C., Merkley, R., Molano, A., Maldonado-Careño, C., Obradović, J., Scerif, G., Valentini, N. C., Vanetsanou, F., & Yousafzai, A. K. (2022). Publishing child development research from around the world: An unfair playing field resulting in most of the world's child population under-represented in research. Infant and Child Development, e2375. Advance online publication. doi:10.1002/icd.2375
  • *Rathore M., *Armstrong-Carter E., Siyal, S., Yousafzai A., & Obradović, J. (2022). Pakistani preschoolers’ number of older siblings and cognitive skills: Moderations by home stimulation and gender. Journal of Family Psychology. Advance online publication. doi:10.1037/fam0001018
  • *Steyer, L., *Townley-Flores, C., *Sulik, M. J., & Obradović, J. (2022). Universal screening of hunger, tiredness, and sickness: Racial/ethnic disparities and associations with kindergarten readiness in a large, urban school district. Early Education and Development. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/10409289.2022.2067430
  • *Townley-Flores, C., *Sulik, M. J., *Bardack, S., & Obradović, J. (2022). Direct and interactive associations of motivational beliefs and self-regulation with academic achievement across three levels of economic risk. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 82, 101442. doi:10.1016/j.appdev.2022.101442
  • *Ahmed, I., *Steyer, L., *Suntheimer, N., Wolf, S., & Obradović, J. (2022). Directly assessed and adult-reported executive functions: Associations with academic skills in Ghana. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 81, 101437. doi:10.1016/j.appdev.2022.101437
  • Obradović, J., *Finch, J. E., *Connolly. C., Siyal, S. & Yousafzai, A. (2022). The unique relevance of executive functions and self-regulation behaviors for understanding early childhood experiences and preschoolers’ outcomes in rural Pakistan. Developmental Science, 25(6), e13271 doi:10.1111/desc.13271
  • Domingue, B. W., Kanopka, K., Stenhaug, B., *Sulik, M. J., Beverly, T., Brinkhuis, M., Circi, R.,Faul, J., Liao, D., McCandliss, B., Obradović, J., et al. (2022). Speed-accuracy trade-off? Not so fast: Marginal changes in speed have inconsistent relationships with accuracy in real-world settings. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 47, 576–602. doi:10.3102/10769986221099906
  • Suntheimer, N. M., Wolf, S., *Sulik, M. J., Avornyo, E., & Obradović, J. (2022). Executive function mediates the association between cumulative risk and learning in Ghanaian schoolchildren. Developmental Psychology, 58, 15001511. doi:10.1037/dev0001372
  • *McDoniel, M. E., *Townley-Flores, C., *Sulik, M. J., & Obradović, J. (2022). Widely used measures of classroom quality are largely unrelated to preschool skill development. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 59, 243–253. doi:10.1016/j.ecresq.2021.12.005
  • Obradović, J., & *Steyer, L. (2022). Direct assessment of elementary school students’ executive functions and motivation in classroom settings. In S. Jones, N. Lesaux & S. Barnes (Eds.), Measuring Noncognitive Skills in School Settings: Assessments of Executive Function and Social-Emotional Competencies (pp. 11–39). New York NY: Guilford Press.
  • Obradović, J., *Sulik, M. J., & *Armstrong-Carter, E. (2021). Taking a few deep breaths significantly reduces children's physiological arousal in everyday settings: Results of a preregistered video intervention. Developmental Psychobiology63, e22214. doi:10.1002/dev.22214
  • *Armstrong-Carter, E., Miller, J., Obradović, J. (2021). Parent–child physiological synchrony: Concurrent and lagged effects during dyadic laboratory interaction. Developmental Psychobiology, 63, e22196. doi:10.1002/dev.22196
  • *Armstrong-Carter, E., *Sulik, M. J., Siyal, S., Yousafzai, A., Obradović, J. (2021). Early and concurrent home stimulation: Unique and indirect links with fine motor skills among four-year-old children in rural Pakistan. Developmental Psychology57, 888–899. doi: 10.1037/dev0001185
  • Obradović, J., *Sulik, M. J., & Shaffer, A. (2021). Learning to let go: Parental over-engagement predicts poorer self-regulation in kindergartners. Journal of Family Psychology35, 1160–1170. doi:10.1037/fam0000838
  • Hasan, Z. H., Shaheen, F., Rizvi, A., Obradović, J., & Yousafzai, A. K. (2021). Evaluating Motor Performance with the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency in impoverished Pakistani Children. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association71, 1556–1560. doi:10.47391/JPMA.1111
  • Obradović, J., & *Armstrong-Carter, E. (2020). Addressing educational inequalities and promoting learning through studies of stress physiology in elementary school students. Development & Psychopathology, 32, 1899–1913. doi:10.1017/S0954579420001443
  • *Armstrong-Carter, E., *Sulik, M. J., & Obradović, J. (2020). Self-regulated behavior and parent-child co-regulation are associated with young children’s physiological response to receiving critical adult feedback. Social Development30, 730–747. doi:10.1111/sode.12498
  • *Armstrong-Carter, E., *Finch, J. E., Siyal, S., Yousafazai, A., & Obradović, J. (2020). Biological sensitivity to context in Pakistani preschoolers: Hair cortisol and family wealth are interactively associated with girls' cognitive skills. Developmental Psychobiology62, 1046–1061. doi:10.1002/dev.21981
  • *Sulik, M. J., *Finch, J. E., & Obradović, J. (2020). Moving beyond executive functions: Challenge preference as a predictor of academic achievement in elementary school. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology198, 104883. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2020.104883
  • Rasheed, M. A., Siyal, S., Arshad, A., Farid, A. A., Obradović, J., & Yousafzai, A. K. (2020). Socio-cultural factors influencing preschool enrollment in a rural cohort exposed to early parenting interventions in Pakistan: A qualitative study. Improving Schoolsdoi:10.1177/1365480220934907
  • Obradović, J. & Willoughby, M. (2019). Studying executive function skills in young children in low-and-middle-income countries: Current progress and future directions. Child Development Perspectives, 13, 227234. doi:10.1111/cdep.12349
  • Obradović, J., *Finch, J.E., *Portilla, X. A., Rasheed, M., *Tirado-Stayer, N., & Yousafzai, A.K. (2019). Early executive functioning in a global context: Developmental continuity and family protective factors. Developmental Science, 22(5), e12795. doi:10.1111/desc.12795
  • *Bailey, J. O., Bailenson, J. N., Obradović, J., & Aguiar, N. R. (2019). Virtual reality’s effect on children’s inhibitory control, social compliance, and sharing. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 64, 1–11. doi:10.1016/j.appdev.2019.101052
  • *Bardack, S., & Obradović, J. (2019). Observing teachers' displays and scaffolding of executive functioning in the classroom context. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology62, 205–219. doi:10.1016/j.appdev.2018.12.004
  • *Finch, J. E., *Garcia, E., *Sulik, M. J., & Obradović, J.  (2019). Peers matter: Links between classmates’ and inividual students' executive functions in elementary school. AERA Open, 5(1), 1–14doi:10.1177/2332858419829438Jensen, S. K. G., Obradović, J., & Nelson, C. A. (2019). Introduction to special issue on global child development studies. Developmental Science, 22(5), e12888. doi:10.1111/desc.12888
  • Jeong, J., Obradović, J., Rasheed, M., McCoy, D. C., Fink, G.. & Yousafzai, A. (2019). Maternal and paternal stimulation: Mechanisms underlying the effects of an early parenting intervention on preschoolers’ cognitive and socioemotional development in Pakistan. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 60, 105–118. doi:10.1016/j.appdev.2018.12.001.
  • Islam, S. A., Goodman, S. J., MacIsaac, J. L., Obradović, J., Barr, R. G., Boyce, W. T., & Kobor, M. S. (2019). Integration of DNA methylation patterns and genetic variation in human pediatric tissues help inform EWAS design and interpretation. Epigenetics & Chromatin, 12:1, 1–18. doi:10.1186/s13072-018-0245-6
  • Obradović, J., *Sulik, M. J., *Finch, J. E., & *Tirado-Strayer, N. (2018). Assessing students’ executive functions in the classroom: Validating a scalable group-based procedure. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology55, 4–13. doi:10.1016/j.appdev.2017.03.003
  • *Sulik, M. J., & Obradović, J. (2018). Teachers’ rankings of children’s executive functions: Validating a methodology for school-based data collection. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 173, 135–154. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2018.01.016
  • Burt, K. B., Obradović, J., & Leu, J. (2018). Self-construal, family context, and the cortisol awakening response in first- and second-generation Asian American college students. Emerging Adulthood. 6(2), 104–117. doi: 10.1177/2167696817706039
  • *Finch, J.E., Yousafzai, A., Rasheed, M., & Obradović, J. (2018). Measuring and understanding social-emotional behaviors in preschoolers from rural Pakistan. PLOS ONE, 13(11), e0207807 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0207807
  • *Garcia, E., *Sulik, M., & Obradović, J. (2018). Teachers’ perceptions of students’ executive functions: Disparities by gender, ethnicity and ELL status. Journal of Educational Psychology 111, 918931doi: 10.1037/edu0000308
  • *Sulik, M. J., *Haft, S. L., & Obradović, J. (2018). Visual-motor integration, executive functions, and academic achievement: Concurrent and longitudinal relations in late elementary school. Early Education and Development, 29, 956–970. doi:10.1080/10409289.2018.1442097

A full list of Dr. Obradović's publications is available on Google Scholar.

Dr. Lisa Chamberlain

  • Bruce, J. S., De La Cruz, M. M., Thadani, R., Steinberg, J. R., Brewster, R., Chiu, S., Dunham, R., Ramphos, E., Ramirez, M., & Chamberlain, L. J. (2022). Kinder Ready Clinics: A Collaborative Model for Creating Equitable and Engaged Early Learning Environments for Low-income Families. Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, 33(1), 528–541.
  • Connelly, E, Ordaz, Y, Perez, J, De La Cruz, M, Bruguera, L, Steinberg, JR, Chamberlain, LJ, Bruce, JS* (2021).  Clinic-Based School Readiness: A Qualitative Examination of a Text Messaging Intervention. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 32(2S), 43–61.
  • Chamberlain, L.J., Bruce, J., De La Cruz, M., Huffman, L., Steinberg, J.R., Bruguera, R., Peterson, J.W., Gardner, R.M., He, Z., Ordaz, Y., Connelly, E., Loeb, S. (2021). A Text-Based Intervention to Promote Literacy: An RCT. Pediatrics, 148(4), e2020049648. 10.1542/peds.2020-049648.
  • Peterson, J. W., Huffman, L. C., Bruce, J., Prata, N., Harley, K. G., & Chamberlain, L. J. (2020). A Clinic-Based School Readiness Coaching Intervention for Low-Income Latino Children: An Intervention Study. Clinical Pediatrics, 59(14), 1240–1251.
  • Peterson, J., Bruce, J., Patel, N., Chamberlain, L.J. (2018). Parental Attitudes, Behaviors, and Barriers to School Readiness among Parents of Low-Income Latino Children. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(188). doi:10.3390/ijerph15020188.
  • Steinberg, J.R., Bruce, J., Marin-Nevarez, P., Phan, K., Bereknyei Merrell, S., Chamberlain, L.J. (2018). Early Childhood Learning and the Pediatrician: A Qualitative Study among Diverse, Low-Income Caregivers. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 39(5), 376-386. doi: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000564.
  • Steinberg, J. R., Ramphos, E., Bruce, J. S., & Chamberlain, L. J. (2018). What Do Clinical Environments Say to Our Patients? A Replicable Model for Creative Advocacy. American Journal of Public Health, 108(11), 1509–1510.
  • Peterson, J. W., Loeb, S., & Chamberlain, L. J. (2018). The Intersection of Health and Education to Address School Readiness of All Children. Pediatrics, 142(5), e20181126.