Dr. Marlene M. Moretti holds a University Professorship in the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. She is an expert in the field of developmental psychopathology with a keen interest in adolescence. Her research focuses on the importance of parent-adolescent attachment as a determinant of mental health and social well-being. Currently she leads a multi-site Canadian Institutes of Health Research program on adolescence, gender and aggression and has published widely in the fields of developmental psychopathology, social-clinical psychology and intervention. Dr. Moretti has served on a number of national and provincial committees promoting the development, training and delivery of effective intervention and advancing mental health policies to support youth and their families.
Dick Reppucci is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia. Dr. Reppucci has been granted numerous awards for his contributions to psychology, including the Award for Distinguished Contribution to Theory and Research in Community Psychology in 1998 by the Society for Community Research in Action. More recently he has been recognized by the American Psychology and Law Society for his mentorship. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. His research interest include adolescent decision making in legal contexts; adolescent development and juvenile justice; risk and protective factors in youth violence and their implication for preventive interventions in the community; police interrogation of children and youth; female youthful offenders, and other issues related to the legal system and public policy.
Candice Odgers is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. In 2005, Candice received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Virginia and was awarded the Alice Wilson Medal by the Royal Society of Canada for her research related to female aggression. Most recently, she was awarded the Saleem Shah Award for Early Career Excellence by the American Psychology-Law Society and American Academy of Forensic Psychology. Candice is a co-investigator on the CIHR Gender and Aggression Project. Her current research focuses on the developmental course of externalizing problems and their relation to physical-health outcomes.
Stephanie Penney is a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. She received her Master's degree in Psychology in 2005 and was awarded a Canadian Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to pursue her doctoral studies. Stephanie also holds a senior research trainee award from the Michael smith Foundation for Health Research. She recently defended her PhD dissertation and is currently completing her pre-doctoral internship in clinical-forensic psychology at Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan. Stephanie is a student investigator on the CIHR Gender and Aggression Project, and her current research interests include juvenile violence risk assessment and the role of affect-based variables in the development of aggression and violence in adolescents.
Mandi Burnette is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University Medical School, and the Sierra Pacific Mental Illness Research and Education Clinical Center (MIRECC), Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia in 2006 and a B.S. in Human Development from Cornell University in 1999. Her research focuses on developmental psychopathology, with an emphasis on understanding the linkages between aggression, trauma, and personality pathology in girls and women.
Preeti Chauhan is a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia. She received her Master's degree in Psychology in 2005. She was awarded a dissertation grant for violence injury research in minority community by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Her dissertation examines the impacts of neighborhood disadvantage, violence exposure, and antisocial behavior among female juvenile offenders. Preeti is a student investigator at the University of Virginia site.