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Candice L. Odgers, Professor of Sanford School of Public Policy and Associate Professor of 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, Durham, NC 27708
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. CL Odgers and SR Jaffee. "Routine versus catastrophic influences on the developing child.." Annu Rev Public Health 34 (January, 2013): 29-48. [23297656], [doi]  [abs]
  2. CL Odgers, A Caspi, MA Russell, RJ Sampson, L Arseneault and TE Moffitt. "Supportive parenting mediates neighborhood socioeconomic disparities in children's antisocial behavior from ages 5 to 12.." Dev Psychopathol 24.3 (August, 2012): 705-721. [22781850], [doi]  [abs]
  3. CL Odgers, A Caspi, CJ Bates, RJ Sampson and TE Moffitt. "Systematic social observation of children's neighborhoods using Google Street View: a reliable and cost-effective method.." J Child Psychol Psychiatry 53.10 (October, 2012): 1009-1017. [22676812], [doi]  [abs]
  4. SR Jaffee, LB Strait and CL Odgers. "From correlates to causes: can quasi-experimental studies and statistical innovations bring us closer to identifying the causes of antisocial behavior?." Psychol Bull 138.2 (March, 2012): 272-295. [22023141], [doi]  [abs]
  5. I Ouellet-Morin, CL Odgers, A Danese, L Bowes, S Shakoor, AS Papadopoulos, A Caspi, TE Moffitt and L Arseneault. "Blunted cortisol responses to stress signal social and behavioral problems among maltreated/bullied 12-year-old children.." Biol Psychiatry 70.11 (2011): 1016-1023. [21839988], [doi]  [abs]
  6. CK Whalen, CL Odgers, PL Reed and B Henker. "Dissecting daily distress in mothers of children with ADHD: an electronic diary study.." J Fam Psychol 25.3 (2011): 402-411. [21517172], [doi]  [abs]
  7. DS Nagin and CL Odgers. "Group-based trajectory modeling in clinical research.." Annu Rev Clin Psychol 6 (2010): 109-138. [20192788], [doi]  [abs]
  8. CL Odgers, A Caspi, DS Nagin, AR Piquero, WS Slutske, BJ Milne, N Dickson, R Poulton and TE Moffitt. "Is it important to prevent early exposure to drugs and alcohol among adolescents?." Psychol Sci 19.10 (2008): 1037-1044. [19000215], [doi]  [abs]
  9. CL Odgers, TE Moffitt, JM Broadbent, N Dickson, RJ Hancox, H Harrington, R Poulton, MR Sears, WM Thomson and A Caspi. "Female and male antisocial trajectories: from childhood origins to adult outcomes.." Dev Psychopathol 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 an Associate Professor of Public Policy, Psychology and Neuroscience and Associate Director of the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University. She received her PhD in Psychology 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 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 and the Royal Society of Canada. In 2012, she received the Janet Taylor Spence Award from the Association for Psychological Science for transformative early career contributions to psychological science. Most recently, she was awarded the 2015 Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest Early Career Award.  

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. (On leave 2015-16)

Bio/Profile
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