The Biopsychosocial Development & Diversity Laboratory

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies

Below are some of the past studies associated with the Biopsychosocial Development and Diversity Laboratory.

ProjectInvestigatorsFundingKeywords
Durham Child Health and Development Study [DCHDS]Martha Cox (PI); Peter Ornstein (PI); Susan Calkins; Jennifer Coffman; Roger Mills-Koonce; Cathi Propper; Steve Reznick; Mike ShanahanNational Science Foundation
[BCS-0126475 & BCS-0126475]
Child development; emotion; self-regulation; cognition; executive function; genetics, psychobiology; academic achievement; parenting; attachment
Transgenerational Effects of Poverty and Geographic Isolation on the HPA SystemRoger Mills-Koonce (PI)National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
[1R03HD053754-01]
Parenting, HPA, cortisol, stress
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Effects on Trajectories of Infants’ Vagal FunctioningCathi Propper (PI); Roger Mills-KoonceNational Institute of Child Health and Human Development
[1R03HD055402-01]
Parenting, genetics, RSA, vagal tone, stress
Measuring Attachment Representations in Rural and Poor African American ChildrenMartha Cox (PI); Roger Mills-KoonceNational Institute of Child Health and Human Development
[1R21HD061649-01A1]
Attachment, parenting, rural, African American, MCAST, self-regulation; academic achievement