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I am a developmental researcher with interests in understanding health and behavioral consequences of adverse childhood experiences and exposures to life-long violence, victimization, and trauma. Through my research, I examine the interaction of biological, sociological, and psychological processes that contribute to negative health and behavioral outcomes within the context of victimization, violence, and adversity, particularly among sexual and gender minorities. I use advanced methods (e.g., structural equation modeling, longitudinal models of development, survey methods) to answer my substantive questions.

Research Interests

Biopsychosocial Determinants of Health; Violence and Victimization; Childhood Adversity; Life-course Development and Health; Gender and Sexual Minority Health Disparities. 


Kathleen Mullan Harris, Carolyn Tucker Halpern, Allison Aiello