CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars 2022-2024
Child & Brain Development
Danielle Roubinov is interested in how experiences of stress affect children’s bodies and minds during sensitive periods in the first several years of life. She studies how childhood adversity can affect early biological and behavioral mechanisms that increase children’s risk for developing poor psychological health, as well as different protective factors that promote resilience. Having a parent with depression is one specific type of early adversity that may affect children’s development, but not all children are negatively affected. A particular focus of Roubinov’s research is on developing and evaluating personalized, dyadic interventions for parents with depression and their children.
- Rising Star Award, Association for Psychological Science, 2021
- Young Investigator Award, American Psychosomatic Society, 2016
- Roubinov, D.S., Meaney, M., & Boyce, W.T. (2021). Change of pace: How neurodevelopment accelerates or decelerates to accommodate unmet early needs. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 131, 120-134. Doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2021.09.031.
- Roubinov, D.S., Luecken, L.J., Curci, S., Somers, J.A., & Winstone, L. (2021). A prenatal programming perspective on the intergenerational transmission of maternal adverse childhood experiences to offspring health problems. American Psychologist, 76, 337-349. doi: 10.1037/amp0000762.
- Roubinov, D.S., Boyce, W. T., Lee, M. R., & Bush, N. R. (2020). Evidence for discrete profiles of children’s physiological activity across three neurobiological systems and their transitions over time. Developmental Science, e12989. doi: 10.1111/desc.12989
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