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Candice L. Odgers, Professor of Sanford School of Public Policy and Psychology and Neuroscience and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center and Affiliate of Center for Child and Family Policy and Associate Director of the Center for Child & Family Policy  

Office Location: 218 Rubenstein Hall
Office Phone: (919) 613-9239
Duke Box: 90312
Email Address: candice.odgers@duke.edu
Web Page: http://adaptlab.org
Web Page: http://adaptlab.org

Areas of Expertise

  • Health Policy, Health Disparities

Education:
Postdoctoral Fellow, Social, Genetic, & Developmental Psychiatry Centre, London, UK, 2007
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2005
M.A., Simon Fraser University, 2001
B.A., Simon Fraser University, 1999
A.B., Simon Fraser University, 1999

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

Teaching (Fall 2016):

  • Pubpol 812.001, Statistics for policy makers Synopsis
    Sanford 04, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM

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. [23297656], [doi]  [abs]
  2. Odgers, CL; Caspi, A; Russell, MA; Sampson, RJ; Arseneault, L; Moffitt, TE. "Supportive parenting mediates neighborhood socioeconomic disparities in children's antisocial behavior from ages 5 to 12.." Development and Psychopathology 24.3 (August, 2012): 705-721. [22781850], [doi]  [abs]
  3. Odgers, CL; Caspi, A; Bates, CJ; Sampson, RJ; Moffitt, TE. "Systematic social observation of children's neighborhoods using Google Street View: a reliable and cost-effective method.." The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines 53.10 (October, 2012): 1009-1017. [22676812], [doi]  [abs]
  4. Jaffee, SR; Strait, LB; 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 138.2 (March, 2012): 272-295. [22023141], [doi]  [abs]
  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 70.11 (2011): 1016-1023. [21839988], [doi]  [abs]
  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 25.3 (2011): 402-411. [21517172], [doi]  [abs]
  7. Nagin, DS; Odgers, CL. "Group-based trajectory modeling in clinical research.." Annual Review of Clinical Psychology 6 (2010): 109-138. [20192788], [doi]  [abs]
  8. Odgers, CL; Caspi, A; Nagin, DS; Piquero, AR; Slutske, WS; Milne, BJ; Dickson, N; Poulton, R; Moffitt, TE. "Is it important to prevent early exposure to drugs and alcohol among adolescents?." Psychological Science 19.10 (2008): 1037-1044. [19000215], [doi]  [abs]
  9. Odgers, CL; Moffitt, TE; Broadbent, JM; Dickson, N; Hancox, RJ; Harrington, H; Poulton, R; Sears, MR; Thomson, WM; Caspi, A. "Female and male antisocial trajectories: from childhood origins to adult outcomes.." Development and Psychopathology 20.2 (2008): 673-716. [18423100], [doi]  [abs]
  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.

Highlight:

Candice Odgers is a Professor of Public Policy, Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. 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 was a William T. Grant Scholar and the recipient of early career awards from the American Psychological Association, the Society for Research in Child Development, the Royal Society of Canada, and the Association for Psychological Science. In 2015 she was awarded the Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest Early Career Award and, in 2016, the Jacobs Foundation Advanced Research Fellowship.

Her research appears in journals such as the American Journal of Psychiatry, American Psychologist, Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, Psychological Bulletin and Psychological Science and has been covered by news outlets such as the Economist, Huffington Post, New Scientist, London Times, US News and World Report and Washington Post. Additional information about her ongoing work can be found at adaptlab.org.

Bio/Profile
Candice Odgers is a Professor of Public Policy, Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. 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 was a William T. Grant Scholar and the recipient of early career awards from the American Psychological Association, the Society for Research in Child Development, the Royal Society of Canada, and the Association for Psychological Science. In 2015 she was awarded the Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest Early Career Award and, in 2016, the Jacobs Foundation Advanced Research Fellowship. Her research appears in journals such as the American Journal of Psychiatry, American Psychologist, Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, Psychological Bulletin and Psychological Science and has been covered by news outlets such as the Economist, Huffington Post, New Scientist, London Times, US News and World Report and Washington Post. Additional information about her ongoing work can be found at adaptlab.org.

Current Ph.D. Students  

  • Sachiko Donley  
  • Madeleine George  
  • Michael Russell  

Candice L. Odgers