Jami Young, Ph.D. Director of Psychosocial Research
Dr. Young's research is driven by the need to understand what factors predispose youth to depression and the desire to develop, study, and disseminate interventions to help address the unmet needs of youth with mental health problems.Her program of research focuses on three interlocking strands: 1) developing and evaluating preventive interventions for depression; 2) identifying predictors, moderators, and mediators of depression intervention outcomes; and 3) understanding vulnerabilities for youth depression.
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
Cohen, J. R., Spiro, C. N., Young, J. F., Gibb, B. E., Hankin, B. L., & Abela, J. R. Z. (2015). Interpersonal risk profiles for youth depression: A person-centered, multi-wave, longitudinal study. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 1415-1426.
Hankin, B. L., Young, J. F., Abela, J. R., Smolen, A., Jenness, J. L., Gulley, L. D.,…Oppenheimer, C. W. (2015). Depression from childhood into late adolescence: Influence of gender, development, genetic susceptibility, and peer stress. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 124, 803-816.
Jenness, J., Hankin, B. L., Abela, J. R. Z., Young, J. F., & Smolen, A. (2011). Chronic family stress interacts with 5-HTTLPR to predict prospective depressive symptoms among youth. Depression and Anxiety, 28, 1074-1080.
Young, J. F., Benas, J. S., Schueler, C. M., Gallop, R., Gillham, J. E., & Mufson, L. (2016). A randomized depression prevention trial comparing Interpersonal Psychotherapy-Adolescent Skills Training to group counseling in schools. Prevention Science, 17, 314-324.
Young, J. F., Makover, H. B., Cohen, J. R., Mufson, L., Gallop, R., & Benas, J. S. (2012). Interpersonal Psychotherapy-Adolescent Skills Training: Anxiety outcomes and impact of comorbidity. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 41, 640-653.