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Candice L. Odgers, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Psychology and Neuroscience; Associate Director of the Center for Child and Family Policy  

Office Location: 218 Rubenstein Hall
Office Phone: (919) 684-1170
Duke Box: 90312
Email Address: candice.odgers@duke.edu
Web Page: http://adaptlab.org

Areas of Expertise

  • Health Policy, Health Disparities

PhD, University of Virginia, 2005
Postdoctoral Fellow, Social, Genetic, & Developmental Psychiatry Centre, London, UK, 2007
MS, Simon Fraser University, 2001
BA, Simon Fraser University, 1999

Research Categories: child and adolescent mental health; developmental psychopathology; social inequalities and child health; quantitative methods; ecological momentary assessment

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Odgers, CL & Jaffee, SR. "Routine versus catastrophic influences on the developing child." Annual Review of Public Health 34 (January, 2013): 29-48. [annurev-publhealth-031912-114447], [doi]  [abs]
  2. Odgers, CL., Caspi, A., Russell, MA., Sampson, RJ., Arseneault, L and Moffitt, TE. "Supportive parenting mediates neighborhood socioeconomic disparities in children’s antisocial behavior from ages 5 to 12." Development and Psychopathology 24, 705-21 (2012). [available here]
  3. Odgers, CL., Caspi, A., Bates, CJ., Sampson, RJ and Moffitt, TE. "Systematic social observation of children’s neighborhoods using Google Street View: A reliable and cost effective method." Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 53, 1009 - 1017 (2012). [full], [doi]
  4. Jaffee, S., Strait, L., & Odgers, CL. "From correlates to causes: Can quasi-experimental studies and statistical innovations bring us closer to identifying the causes of antisocial behavior." Psychological Bulletin, 138, 272-95 (2012). [available here]
  5. Ouellet-Morin, I., Odgers, CL., Danese, A., Bowes, L., Shakoor, S., Papadopoulos, AS., Caspi, A., Moffitt, TE., & Arseneault, L. "Blunted cortisol responses to stress signal social and behavioral problems among maltreated/bullied 12 year-old children." Biological Psychiatry,70,1016-23. (2011). [available here]
  6. Whalen, CK., Odgers, CL., Reed, PL., & Henker B. "Dissecting daily distress in mothers of children with ADHD: An electronic diary study." Journal of Family Psychology, 3, 402-11. (2011). [pdf]
  7. Nagin, DS., & Odgers, CL. "Group based trajectory modeling in clinical research." Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 6, 109-138 (2010). [annurev.clinpsy.121208.131413]
  8. Odgers, CL., Caspi, A., Nagin, D. Piquero, AR., Slutske, WS., Milne, B., Dickson, N., Poulton, R., & Moffitt, TE. "). Is it important to prevent early exposure to drugs and alcohol among adolescents?." Psychological Science, 19,1037-1044. (2008). [full]
  9. Odgers, CL., Moffitt, TE., Broadbent, JM., Dickson, N., Hancox, RJ., Harrington, H., Poulton, R., Sears, MR., Thompson, WM. "Female and male antisocial trajectories: From childhood origins to adult outcomes." Development and Psychopathology, 20, 673-716 (2008). [displayFulltext]
  10. Odgers, CL., & Russell, MA. "What can genetically informative research designs tell us about the causes of crime?." In J. MacDonald (Ed), Measuring Crime and Criminality (pp. 141-160), New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers. 2012
  11. Moretti, MM., Odgers, CL., & Jackson, MA. Girls and Aggression: Contributing Factors and Intervention Principles. Series: Perspectives in Law and Psychology. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.  2004.

Candice Odgers is an Associate Professor of Public Policy, Psychology and Neuroscience and Associate Director of the Center of Child and Family Policy at Duke University. She received her PhD from the University of Virginia and completed her postdoctoral training at the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre in London, England. 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. Odgers is a William T. Grant Scholar and the recipient of early career awards from the American Psychological Association and the Society for Research in Child Development. Most recently, she received the Janet Taylor Spence Award from the Association for Psychological Science for transformative early career contributions to psychological science. Before joining the Sanford faculty in 2012, Odgers was an Associate Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California-Irvine.

Current Ph.D. Students  

  • Sachiko Donley  
  • Madeleine George  
  • Michael Russell  

Candice L. Odgers