- Developmental Psychopathology
My research focuses on how and why certain children and adolescents go on to develop internalizing symptoms. Specifically, I examine the prospective interplay between cognitive, interpersonal, and physiological vulnerability factors and the onset and maintenance of depression in both domestic and international youth samples. In recent years, I have become increasingly interested in translating these basic developmental psychopathology findings into screening procedures that can better identify youth living in adverse family contexts, and thus, at elevated risk for psychological distress. Over the next several years, I look forward to taking an applied developmental psychopathology approach to research in which more objective psychosocial screening procedures are developed on the bases of novel, longitudinal, laboratory studies with at-risk youth.
Ph.D., Rutgers University
Bountress, K. E., Cohen, J. R., Ruggiero, K., Davidson, T., Calhoun, C. D., Nelson, F., ... Gilmore, A. K. (Accepted/In press). Offspring self-disclosure predicts substance-related outcomes in an emergency department sample of young adults with traumatic injury. Journal of Substance Use. https://doi.org/10.1080/14659891.2019.1692925
Cohen, J. R., Thakur, H., Burkhouse, K. L., & Gibb, B. E. (2019). A multimethod screening approach for pediatric depression onset: An incremental validity study. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 87(2), 184-197. https://doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000364.supp
Cohen, J. R., Thomsen, K. N., Tu, K. M., Thakur, H., McNeil, S., & Menon, S. V. (Accepted/In press). Cardiac autonomic functioning and post-traumatic stress: A preliminary study in youth at-risk for PTSD. Psychiatry Research, . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2019.112684
Cohen, J. R., Thomsen, K. N., Racioppi, A., Ballespi, S., Sheinbaum, T., Kwapil, T. R., & Barrantes-Vidal, N. (2019). Emerging Adulthood and Prospective Depression: A Simultaneous Test of Cumulative Risk Theories. Journal of youth and adolescence, 48(7), 1353-1364. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-019-01017-y
Cohen, J. R., So, F. K., Hankin, B. L., & Young, J. F. (2019). Translating Cognitive Vulnerability Theory Into Improved Adolescent Depression Screening: A Receiver Operating Characteristic Approach. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 48(4), 582-595. https://doi.org/10.1080/15374416.2017.1416617