The core of my work involves basic scientific
research into the causes of child and adolescent psychopathology
with an eye towards more effective intervention and treatment. As
part of the Program on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods
research team, I am studying different developmental pathways leading
to poor mental health outcome. Areas of concentration include cognitive,
motivational, and autonomic aspects of impulse control disorders,
infant mental health, low birth weight/prematurity, item response
theory, father involvement, and exposure to violence/abuse.
Infant Health and Development Program. Enhancing
the outcomes of low birth weight premature infants: A multisite
randomized trial. Journal of the American Medical Association, 1990;
Yogman MW, Kindlon D, and Earls F. Father involvement
and cognitive/behavioral outcomes of premature infants. Journal
of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1995;
Kindlon D, Tremblay RE, Mezzacappa E, Earls
F, Laurent D, and Schaal B. Longitudinal patterns of heart rate
and fighting behavior in 9 to 12 year old boys. Journal of the American
Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 1995; 34:371-377.
Kindlon D, Mezzacappa E, and Earls F. Psychometric
properties of impulsivity measures: Temporal stability, validity,
and factor structure. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
and Allied Disciplines, 1995; 36:645-661.
Kindlon D, Wright BD, Raudenbush S, and Earls
F. The measurement of children's exposure to violence: A Rasch analysis.
International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 1997.