- 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 - The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick
Bountress, K. E., Cohen, J. R., Ruggiero, K., Davidson, T., Calhoun, C. D., Nelson, F., Fields, C., Danielson, C. K., Russell, W. S., & Gilmore, A. K. (2020). Offspring self-disclosure predicts substance-related outcomes in an emergency department sample of young adults with traumatic injury. Journal of Substance Use, 25(3), 313-317. https://doi.org/10.1080/14659891.2019.1692925
Choi, J. W., Hong, W., Abela, J. R. Z., & Cohen, J. R. (2020). Comorbid Depression and Anxiety Symptoms in Chinese Adolescents: Testing the Explanatory Power of a Diathesis-Anxiety Model. Research on child and adolescent psychopathology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-020-00730-8
Cohen, J. R., Thomsen, K. N., Tu, K. M., Thakur, H., McNeil, S., & Menon, S. V. (2020). Cardiac autonomic functioning and post-traumatic stress: A preliminary study in youth at-risk for PTSD. Psychiatry Research, 284, . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2019.112684
Cohen, J. R., McNeil, S., & Menon, S. V. (2020). Childhood Maltreatment and Anhedonic Symptoms: Test of a Dual-risk Model in Emerging Adults. Journal of interpersonal violence, 886260520969242. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260520969242
Cohen, J. R., & Thakur, H. (Accepted/In press). Developmental consequences of emotional abuse and neglect in vulnerable adolescents: A multi-informant, multi-wave study. Child Abuse and Neglect, . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2020.104811