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Candice Odgers


  • Program Co-Director
  • Child & Brain Development


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Candice Odgers works in public policy, psychology and neuroscience.

Her research focuses on how social inequalities and early adversity influence children’s future health and well-being, with an emphasis on how new technologies, including mobile phones and web-based tools, can be used to understand and improve the lives of young people.


  • Jacobs Foundation Advanced Research Fellowship, 2016
  • Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest Early Career Award, American Psychological Association, 2015
  • Fellow, Association for Psychological Science, 2013
  • Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions, Association for Psychological Science, 2012

Relevant Publications

  • Bailey, D. et al. "Persistence and Fadeout in the Impacts of Child and Adolescent Interventions." Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness 10, no. 1 (January 2017): 7–39.
  • Baldwin, J.R. et al. “Childhood Bullying Victimization and Overweight in Young Adulthood: A Cohort Study.” Psychosomatic Medicine 78, no. 9 (November 2016): 1094–1103.
  • Newbury, J. et al. “Why are Children in Urban Neighborhoods at Increased Risk for Psychotic Symptoms? Findings From a UK Longitudinal Cohort Study.” Schizophrenia Bulletin 42, no. 6 (May 2016): 1372–1383.

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