Janis B. Kupersmidt, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist II and
President
She/Her/Hers
jkupersmidt@irtinc.us

iRT CEO

OVERVIEW

Dr. Kupersmidt founded iRT in 1999 to develop empirically validated assessment tools, and prevention and treatment programs to empower youth, as well as their families and communities, with asset-building, evidence-based tools to improve their health and well-being. At iRT, Dr. Kupersmidt leads a multi-disciplinary team that receives grants and contracts from federal and state government sponsors, and private foundations, nonprofit organizations, and other companies to conduct basic and applied research, provide training and technical assistance, and conduct evaluation services. She is very committed to enhancing the blending of research-and-practice activities through partnering and working closely with other experts, constituents, communities, and organizations. Dr. Kupersmidt received her Ph.D. from Duke University in 1985 with specialization in child clinical psychology. She completed her clinical internship in at Yale University in 1984 and received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1978 from Douglass College of Rutgers University. When not working, you can find her Face Timing with her children and large extended family, taking walks with friends, swimming, in pilates class, watching movies, or planning her pieds-a-terre in Manhattan and Firenze.

BACKGROUND

Ph.D., 1985, Clinical Psychology, Duke University
B.A., 1978, Psychology, Douglass College, Rutgers University

PUBLICATIONS

Books

B. Kupersmidt & K. A. Dodge (Eds.). (2004). Children’s peer relations:  From development to intervention. Washington, DC:  American Psychological Association Press.

Peer Reviewed Articles and Chapters

Kremer, K. P., Poon, C. Y. S., Jones, C. L., Hagler, M. A., Kupersmidt, J. B., Stelter, R. L., Stump, K. N., & Rhodes, J. E. (2020). Risk and Resilience among Children with Incarcerated Parents: Examining Heterogeneity in Delinquency and School Outcomes. Journal of Child and Family Studies. doi:10.1007/s10826-020-01822-1

Stelter, R. L., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Stump, K. (2020). Establishing effective STEM mentoring relationships through mentor training. Annals of the NY Academy of Sciences, https://nyaspubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nyas.14470

Van Rest, M. M., Van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., Kupersmidt, J. B., Vriens, A., Schuengel, C., & Matthys, W. (2020). Accidental and ambiguous situations reveal specific social information processing biases and deficits in adolescents with low intellectual level and clinical levels of externalizing behavior. Journal of abnormal child psychology48(11), 1411-1424.

Elmore, K. C., Scull, T. M., Malik, C. V., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2020). Rape myth acceptance reflects perceptions of media portrayals as similar to others, but not the self. Violence Against Women. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801220908335 

Scull, T. M., Keefe, E. M., Kafka, J. M., Malik, C. V., Kupersmidt, J. B. (2020). The understudied half of undergraduates: Risky sexual behaviors among community college students. Journal of American College Health, 68(3), 302-312. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2018.1549554 

Stelter, R. L, Kupersmidt, J. B., Brodar, K., & Eisensmith, S. (2019). The prevention of drugged driving: Needs, barriers, and self-efficacy of prevention professionals. The Journal of Primary Prevention. DOI: 10.1007/s10935-019-00555-2

Primack, B. A., Woods, M. S., Kupersmidt, J. B., Bier, M. C., & Austin, E. W. (2019). Media literacy and smoking. In the International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118978238.ieml0120

Raposa, E. B., Rhodes, J., Stams, G.J., Card, N., Burton, S., Schwartz, S., Yovienne-Sykes, L.Y., Kanchewa, S., Kupersmidt, J., and Hussain, S. (2019). The effects of youth mentoring programs: A meta-analysis of outcome studies. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 48(3), 423-443. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-019-00982-8

Scull, T. M., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Malik, C. V. (2018). Using media literacy education for adolescent sexual health promotion in middle school:  Randomized controlled trial of Media Aware. Journal of Health Communication:  International Perspectives, 23(12), 1051-1063. http://doi.org/10.1080/10810730.2018.1548669 

Scull, T. M., Malik, C. V., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2018). Understanding the unique role of media message processing in predicting adolescent sexual behavior intentions in the United States. Journal of Children and Media, 12(3), 258-274. http://doi.org/10.1080/17482798.2017.1403937 

Scull, T. M., Kupersmidt, J. B., Malik, C. V., & Keefe, E. (2018). Examining the effectiveness of mHealth media literacy education for sexual health promotion in older adolescents attending community college.  Journal of American College Health, 66(3), 165-177. http://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2017.1393822 

Scull, T. M., Kupersmidt, J. B., Malik, C. V., & Keefe, E. M. (2018). Examining the efficacy of an mHealth media literacy education program for sexual health promotion in older adolescents attending community college. Journal of American College Health, 66(3), 165-177. doi:10.1080/07448481.2017.1393822

Stump, K. N., Kupersmidt, J. B., Stelter, R. L., & Rhodes, J. E. (2018). Mentoring program enhancements supporting effective mentoring of children of incarcerated parents. American Journal of Community Psychology. 62(1-2), 163-174. DOI: 10.1002/ajcp.12250

Stelter, R. L., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Stump, K. N. (2018). Supporting mentoring relationships for youth in foster care: Do program practices predict match length? American Journal of Community Psychology. 61(3-4), 398-410.

Manning, A. S., Pollock, M., Clements, B., Furutani, E., Brotkin, S., Mansfield, J., Kupersmidt, J., Fritz, G., & Maslow, G. (2018). Young adult counselors with diabetes at diabetes camps: The effect of being a peer mentor on counselors’ health behavior. Journal of Youth Development13(1-2), 250-265.

Heppe, E. C. M., Kupersmidt, J. B., Kef, S., & Schuengel, C. (2018). Does having a similar disability matter for match outcomes? A randomized study of matching mentors and mentees by visual impairment. Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22116. PMCID: PMC6585961

Kupersmidt, J. B., Stump, K. N., Stelter, R. L., & Rhodes, J. E. (2017). Mentoring program practices as predictors of match outcomes. Journal of Community Psychology. 45(5), 630-645. 

Kupersmidt, J. B., Stump, K. N., Stelter, R. L., & Rhodes, J. E. (2017). Predictors of premature match closure in youth mentoring relationships. American Journal of Community Psychology. 59(1-2), 25–35. 

Kupersmidt, J. B., Stelter, R. L., Rhodes, J. E., Stump, K. (2017). Enhancing mentor efficacy and preparedness through web-based, pre-match training. Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership. 7(3), 197-216. 

Scull, T. M., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Weatherholt, T. N. (2017). The effectiveness of online, family-based media literacy education for substance abuse prevention in elementary school children:  Study of the Media Detective Family Program. Journal of Community Psychology, 45(6), 796-809. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.21893 

Elmore, K., Scull, T. M., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2017). Media as a “super peer”:  How adolescents interpret media messages predicts their perceptions of alcohol and tobacco use norms. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46, 376-387http://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-016-0609-9 

Parker, A. E. & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2016). Two universal mindfulness education programs for elementary and middle school students: Master Mind and Moment. In K. Schonert-Reichl & R. Roeser (Eds). Handbook of Mindfulness in Education: Emerging Theory, Research, and Programs (Vol. 1). (pp. 335-354). New York: Springer Press.

Griffith, S., Arnold, D., Voegler-Lee, M. E., & Kupersmidt, J. (2016). Individual characteristics, family factors, and classroom experiences as predictors of low-income Kindergarteners’ social skills. Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology6(1), 59-76.

Scull, T. M., Malik, C. V., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Moallem, M. (2016). Rethinking sexuality education:  A web-based solution. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (pp. 2344-2348). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Scull, T. M., Ortiz, R., Shafer, A., Brown, J., Kupersmidt, J.B., & Suellentrop, K. (2015). Investigating how MTV’s 16 & Pregnant may be used as media literacy education with high-risk adolescents. Journal of Media Literacy Education, 7(2), 1-11. https://digitalcommons.uri.edu/jmle/vol7/iss2/1/ 

Baker, C. N., Tichovolsky, M., Kupersmidt, J. B., Voegler-Lee, M. E., & Arnold, D. H. (2015). Teacher (mis)perceptions of preschoolers’ academic skills: Predictors and associations with longitudinal outcomes. Journal of Educational Psychology, 107(3), 805-820. PMC4628792

Parker, A. E., Kupersmidt, J. B., Mathis, E. T., Scull, T. M., Sims, C. (2014). The impact of mindfulness education on elementary school students:  Evaluation of the Master Mind program. Advances in School Mental Health, 7(3), 184-204. http://doi.org/10.1080/1754730X.2014.916497 

Scull, T. M., Malik, C. V., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2014). A media literacy education approach to teaching adolescents sexual health education.  Journal of Media Literacy Education, 6(1), 1-14.

Parker, A. E., Mathis, E. T., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2013). How is this child feeling? Preschool-aged children’s ability to recognize emotion in faces and body poses. Early Education and Development, 24(2), 188-211. PMC4821465

Scull, T. M., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Erausquin, J. T. (2013). The impact of media-related cognitions on children’s substance use outcomes in the context of parental and peer substance use. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43(5), 717-728. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-013-0012-8 

Kupersmidt, J. B., Scull, T. M., & Benson, J. W. (2012). Improving media message interpretation processing skills to promote healthy decision making about substance use:  The effects of the middle school Media Ready curriculum. Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives, 17(5), 546-563. https://doi.org/10.1080/10810730.2011.635769

Willoughby, M. T., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Voegler-Lee, M. E. (2012). Is preschool executive function causally related to academic achievement? Child Neuropsychology, 18(1), 79-91. PMC3417807

Arnold, D. H., Kupersmidt, J. B., Voegler-Lee, M. E. & Marshall, N. (2012). The association between preschool children’s social functioning and their emergent academic skills. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 27(3), 376-386. PMC3445416

Voegler-Lee, M., Kupersmidt, J. B., Field, S. &. Willoughby, M. T. (2012). Student characteristics as predictors of teacher’s implementation of a Kindergarten readiness program. Prevention Science, 13(5), 472-482.

Willoughby, M. T., Kupersmidt, J. B., Voegler-Lee, M. E., Bryant, D., Peisner-Feinberg, E., & Arnold, D. (2011). Contributions of hot and cool self-regulation to preschool disruptive behavior and academic achievement. Developmental Neuropsychology, 36(2), 162-180. 

Kupersmidt, J. B., Stelter, R., & Dodge, K. A. (2011). Development and validation of the SIP-AP: A web-based measure of social information processing patterns in elementary school-aged boys. Psychological Assessment. 23(4), 834-847. PMC3715038

Scull, T. M. & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2011). An evaluation of a media literacy program training workshop for late elementary school teachers. Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2(3). 199-208.

Voegler-Lee, M. E., & Kupersmidt, J. B., (2010). Intervening in childhood social development. In P. K. Smith & C. H. Hart (Eds.). The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, Second Edition. (pp. 605-626). Malden, MASS: Blackwell Publishing.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Scull, T. M., & Austin, E. A. (2010). Media literacy education for elementary school substance use prevention:  Randomized efficacy study of Media Detective. Pediatrics, 126(3), 525-531.  https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2010-0068  

Scull, T. M., Kupersmidt, J. B., Parker, A. E., Elmore, K. C., & Benson, J. W. (2010). Media-related cognitions and adolescent substance use in the context of parental and peer influences. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39, 981-998. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-009-9455-3 

Baker, C. N., Kupersmidt, J. B., Voegler-Lee, M.E., Arnold, D. H., & Willoughby, M. T. (2010). Predicting teacher participation in a classroom-based, integrated preventive intervention for preschoolers. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 25(3), 270-283. PMC2988581

Floyd, F. J., Purcell, S. E., Richardson, S. S., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Abbeduto, L. (2009) Sibling Relationship Quality and Social Functioning of Children and Adolescents With Intellectual Disability. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. 114(2), 110-127.

McDonald, K. L., Putallaz, M., Grimes, C. L., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Coie, J. D. (2007). Girl talk: Gossip, friendship, and sociometric status. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 53(3), 381-411.

Putallaz, M., Grimes, C. L., Foster, K. J., Kupersmidt, J. B., Coie, J. D., & Dearing, K. (2007). Overt and relational aggression and victimization:  Multiple perspectives within the school setting. Journal of School Psychology, 45(5), 523-547. PMC2184726

Lansford, J. E., Putallaz, M., Grimes, C. L., Schiro-Osman, K. A., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Coie, J. D. (2006). Perceptions of friendship quality and observed behaviors with friends: How do sociometrically rejected, average, and popular girls differ? Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 52(4), 694-719.

Neiss, M. B., Sedikides, C., Shahinfar, A., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2006). Self-evaluation in naturalistic context:  The case of juvenile offenders. British Journal of Social Psychology, 45, 499-518.

Gazelle, H., Putallaz, M., Li, Y., Grimes, C. L., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Coie, J. D. (2005). Anxious solitude across contexts:  Girls’ interactions with familiar and unfamiliar peers. Child Development, 76, 227-246.

Feil, E. G., Small, J. W., Forness, S. R., Serna, L. A., Kaiser, A. P., Hancock, T. B., Bryant, D., Kupersmidt, J., Burchinal, M. R., Brooks-Gunn, J., Boyce, C. A., & Lopez, M. L. (2005). Using different measures, informants, and clinical cut-off points to estimate prevalence of emotional or behavioral disorders in preschoolers: Effects on age, gender, and ethnicity. Behavioral Disorders, 30, 375–391.

Kupersmidt, J. B., & DeRosier, M. E. (2004). An integrative mediational model of the relation between peer problems and negative outcomes. In J. B. Kupersmidt & K. A. Dodge (Eds.), Children’s peer relations:  From development to intervention (pp. 119-138). American Psychological Association Press.

Putallaz, M., Kupersmidt, J.B., Coie, J. D., McKnight, K., & Grimes, C.L. (2004). A behavioral analysis of girls’ aggression and victimization. In Bierman, K.L. and Putallaz, M. (Ed.) Aggression, antisocial behavior, and violence among girls:  A developmental perspective (pp. 110-134). New York, NC:  Guilford Publications.

Khatri, P., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2003). Aggression, peer victimization, and social relationships among rural Indian youth. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 27, 87-95.

Leff, S. S., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Powers, T. (2003). Young females’ cognitions of their relationally aggressive peers. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 49, 28-54. 

 Kupersmidt, J. B., McCabe, L., & Bryant, D. (2003). Child welfare and mental health initiatives. In J. Brooks-Gunn, A. S. Fuligni, & L. J. Berlin (Eds.). Early Childhood Development in the 21st Century (pp. 163-180). New York:  Teachers College Press.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Coie, J. D., & Howell, J. (2003). Building resilience in children exposed to negative peer influences. In K. Maton, B. Leadbeater et al. (Eds.), Fostering resilient children, youth, families and communities:  Strengths-based research and policy (pp. 251-268). American Psychological Association Press.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Shahinfar, A., & Voegler-Lee, M. E. (2002). Children’s exposure to community violence. In A. M. La Greca, W. K. Silverman, E. M. Vernberg & M. C. Roberts (Eds.). Helping children cope with disasters and terrorism. (pp. 381-401). Washington, DC:  APA Books.

 Matza, L. S., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Glenn, D. M. (2001). Adolescents’ perceptions and standards of their relationships with their parents as a function of sociometric status. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 11, 245-272.

Shahinfar, A., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Matza, L. S. (2001). The relation between exposure to violence and social information-processing among incarcerated adolescents. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 110, 136-141.

Willoughby, M., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Bryant, D. (2001). Overt and covert dimensions of antisocial behavior in early childhood. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 29, 177-187.

Khatri, P., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Patterson, C. J. (2000). Aggression and peer victimization as predictors of self-reported behavioral and emotional adjustment. Aggressive Behavior, 26(5), 345-358.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Bryant, D., & Willoughby, M. T. (2000). Prevalence of aggressive behaviors among preschoolers in Head Start and community child care programs. Behavioral Disorders, 26, 42-52. 

Bryant, D., Vizzard, L., Willoughby, M., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (1999). A review of interventions for preschoolers with aggressive and disruptive behavior. Early Education and Development, 10, 47-68.

Leff, S. S., Kupersmidt, J. B., Patterson, C. J., & Power, T. J. (1999). Factors influencing teacher identification of peer bullies and victims. School Psychology Review, 28, 505-517.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Sigda, K. B., Voegler, M. E. & Sedikides, C. (1999). Social self-discrepancy theory and loneliness during childhood and adolescence (pp. 263-279). In K. Rotenberg & S. Hymel (Eds.) Loneliness in childhood and adolescence. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Martin, S. L., Sigda, K. B., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (1998). Family and neighborhood violence:  Predictors of depressive symptomatology among incarcerated youth. The Prison Journal, 78, 423-438.

Bolger, K. E., Patterson, C. J., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (1998). Peer relations and self-esteem among children who have been maltreated. Child Development, 69, 1171-1197.

Kupersmidt, J. B., & Martin, S. L. (1997). Mental health of children of migrant and seasonal farm workers:  A pilot study. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 36, 1-9.

Underwood, M. K., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Coie, J. D. (1996). Childhood peer sociometric status and aggression as predictors of adolescent childbearing. Journal of Research on Adolescence. 6, 201-223.

Pungello, E. P., Kupersmidt, J. B., Burchinal, M., & Patterson, C. J. (1996). Environmental risk factors and children’s achievement from middle childhood to early adolescence. Developmental Psychology, 32, 755-767.

Martin, S. L., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Harter, K. S. M. (1996). Children of farm laborers:  Utilization of services for mental health problems. Community Mental Health Journal, 32, 327-340.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Buchele, K. S., Voegler, M. E. & Sedikides, C. (1996). Social self-discrepancy:  A theory relating peer relations problems and school maladjustment (pp. 66-97). In J. Juvonen & K. R. Wentzel (Eds.) Social motivation:  Understanding children’s school adjustment. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Kupersmidt, J. B., DeRosier, M. E., & Patterson, C. J. (1995). Similarity as the basis for companionship among children:  The roles of sociometric status, aggressive and withdrawn behavior, academic achievement, and demographic characteristics. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 12, 439-452.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Griesler, P. C., DeRosier, M. E., Patterson, C. J., & Davis, P. W. (1995). Childhood aggression and peer relations in the context of family and neighborhood factors. Child Development, 66, 360-375.

Martin, S. L., Gordon, T. E., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (1995). Survey of exposure to violence among the children of migrant and seasonal farm workers. Public Health Reports, 110, 268-276. PMC1382117

Bolger, K. E., Patterson, C. J., Thompson, W. W., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (1995). Psychosocial adjustment among children experiencing persistent and intermittent family economic hardship. Child Development, 66, 1107-1129.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Burchinal, M., & Patterson, C. J. (1995). Developmental patterns of childhood peer relations as predictors of externalizing behavior problems. Development and Psychopathology, 7, 825-843.

DeRosier, M. E., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Patterson, C. J. (1994). Children’s academic and behavioral adjustment as a function of the chronicity and proximity of peer rejection. Child Development, 65, 1799-1813.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Martin, S. L., & McCarraher, D. (1992). A Spanish version of the CASA:  Issues in translation for use with Hispanic migrant farm workers and preliminary results of a study of service use in this population. Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Research Conference on a System of Care for Children’s Mental Health:  Expanding the Research Base, 81-90.

Martin, S. L., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (1992). Rural children at risk:  Mental health service utilization among children of migrant and seasonal farm workers. Outlook, 2, 26-28.

Patterson, C. J., Griesler, P. C., Vaden, N. A., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (1992). Family economic circumstances, life transitions, and children’s peer relations. In R. D. Parke & G. W. Ladd (Eds.), Family-peer relationships:  Modes of linkage (pp. 385-424). Hillsdale, N. J.:  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Klein, J. D., Forehand, B., Oliveri, J., Patterson, C. J., Kupersmidt, J. B., Strecher, V. (1992). Candy cigarettes:  Do they encourage children’s smoking? Pediatrics, 88, 27-31.

Rovee-Collier, C., Kupersmidt, J., O’Brien, L., Tepper, V. (1991). Behavioral thermoregulation and immobilization:  Conflicting demands for survival. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 105, 232-242.

DeRosier, M. E., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (1991). Costa Rican children’s perceptions of their social networks. Developmental Psychology, 27, 656-662.

Kupersmidt, J. B. & Patterson, C. J. (1991). Childhood peer rejection, aggression, withdrawn behavior, and perceived competence as predictors of self-reported behavior problems in preadolescence. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 19, 427-449.

Patterson, C. J.,Vaden, N. A., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (1991). Family background, recent life events, and peer rejection during childhood. Journal of Personal and Social Relationships, 8, 347-361.

Patterson, C. J., Vaden, N. A., Griesler, P. C., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (1991). Income level, gender, ethnicity, and household composition as predictors of children’s peer companionship outside of school. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 12, 447-465.

Patterson, C. J., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Griesler, P. C. (1990). Perceptions of self and of relationships with others as a function of sociometric status. Child Development, 61, 1335-1349.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Coie, J. D., & Dodge, K. A. (1990). The role of poor peer relationships in the development of disorder. In S. R. Asher & J. D. Coie (Eds.), Peer rejection in childhood (pp. 274-305). New York:  Cambridge University Press. 

Coie, J. D., Dodge, K. A., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (1990). Peer group behavior and social status. In S. R. Asher & J. D. Coie (Eds.), Peer rejection in childhood (pp. 17-59). New York:  Cambridge University Press. 

Patterson, C. J., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Vaden, N. A. (1990). Income level, gender, ethnicity, and household composition as predictors of children’s school-based competence. Child Development, 61, 485-494.

Lloyd, J. W., Kauffman, J. M., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (1990). Success of students with behavior disorders in regular education environments:  A review of research and a systemic model for development of interventions. In K. Gadow (Ed.), Advances in learning and behavioral disabilities (pp. 225-264), 6, Greenwich, CN:  JAI Press.

Kupersmidt, J. B. & Coie, J. D. (1990). Preadolescent peer status, aggression, and school adjustment as predictors of externalizing problems in adolescence. Child Development, 61, 1350-1362.

Coie, J. D., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (1983). A behavioral analysis of emerging social status in boys’ groups. Child Development, 54, 1400-1416. 

Rovee, C. K., Morrongiello, B. A., Aron, M., & Kupersmidt, J. (1978). Topographical response differentiation and reversal in 3-month-old infants. Infant Behavior and Development, 1, 323-333.

Published Reports

Co-authors (Kupersmidt, J. B., Stelter, R., Manza, G., Schineller, K., & Rhodes, J.) (2009). Elements of effective practice for mentoring (3rd Edition). Alexandria, VA: MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership.

Garringer, M., Kupersmidt, J., Rhodes, J., Stelter, R., & Tai, T. (2015). Elements of effective practice for mentoring (4th Edition). Boston, MA: MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. https://www.mentoring.org/resource/elements-of-effective-practice-for-mentoring/

Kupersmidt, J., Stelter, R. Garringer, M. & Bourgoin, J. (2018). STEM Mentoring: Supplement to the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring. Boston, MA: MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. https://www.mentoring.org/stem-supplement-to-the-elements-of-effective-practice-for-mentoring/

Kupersmidt, J., Stelter, R. Garringer, M. & Mayhew, J. (2019). Workplace Mentoring: Supplement to the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring. Boston, MA: MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. https://www.mentoring.org/new-site/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Workplace-Supplement-to-EEPM_Public.pdf

Garringer, M., Kaufman, M., Stelter, R., Shane, J., & Kupersmidt, J. (2019). E-Mentoring: Supplement to the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring. Boston, MA: MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. https://www.mentoring.org/new-site/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/STEM-Supplement-to-EEP.pdf

Kupersmidt, J., Stelter, R., Kuperminc, G., Garringer, M., & Shane, J. (2020). Group Mentoring: Supplement to the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring. Boston, MA: MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. https://www.mentoring.org/resource/group-mentoring-supplement-to-the-elements-of-effective-practice-for-mentoring/

Kupersmidt, J., Stelter, R., Karcher, M., Garringer, M., & Shane, J. (2020). Peer Mentoring: Supplement to the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring. Boston, MA: MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. https://www.mentoring.org/resource/peer-mentoring-supplement-to-the-elements-of-effective-practice-for-mentoring/

PRESENTATIONS

Garringer, M., Kupersmidt, J. K., & Stelter, R. L. (2020, January). The devil is in the details- Going beyond global best practices to enhance mentoring program services. Paper presented at the 2020 National Mentoring Summit. Washington, D.C.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Stump, K., & Stelter, R. L. (2019, March). Evaluation of the Buddy Builder Afterschool Program for Promoting Social-Emotional Skills in Elementary School-Aged Children. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Parker, A. E., Smith, R. K., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Reeder, L C. (2019, March). Emotional self-efficacy beliefs in late elementary school-aged children. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Stump, K., & Stelter, R. L. (2019, April). The Buddy Builder Program: Integrating Social-Emotional Learning into Enrichment Activities in Elementary Afterschool Programs. Workshop presented at the Synergy Conference, Greensboro, NC.

Stelter, R. L., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Schmidt, A. M. (2018, June). Using the strategic prevention framework to prevent drugged driving. Poster presented at the 2018 Society for Prevention Research. Washington, D.C.

Stump, K. (2018, April). Exploring the variability in how youth and families experience caregiver incarceration. Paper presented at the 2018 National Conference on Children on Incarcerated Parents, Phoenix, AZ.

Kupersmidt, J. (2018, April). The role of social cognitive strengths in buffering the effects of risk exposure on children of incarcerated parents. Paper presented at the 2018 National Conference on Children on Incarcerated Parents, Phoenix, AZ.

Stump, K., Kupersmidt, J.B., Rhodes, J., & Stelter, R. (2018, April). Exploring heterogeneity of caregiver incarceration and its association with youth functioning. In J. Kupersmidt (Chair), Children of incarcerated parents: Implications of research on population heterogeneity for mentoring interventions. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Minneapolis, MN.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Stump, K., Rhodes, J., & Stelter, R. (2018, April). Behavioral and emotional adjustment of children of incarcerated parents based upon exposure to risk and protective factors. In J. Kupersmidt (Chair), Children of incarcerated parents: Implications of research on population heterogeneity for mentoring interventions. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Minneapolis, MN.

Stelter, R. L., Stump, K. N., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Rhodes, J. B. (2018, April). Mentoring program enhancements supporting effective mentoring of children of incarcerated parents. Paper presented at the 2018 Society for Research on Adolescence. Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Stelter. R. L., Rucker, T., Burns, K. B., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2018, January). Fostering big futures for high risk mentees. Paper presented at the 2018 National Mentoring Summit. Washington, D.C.

Hill, T. L., Obstfeld, R., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Baker, C. N. (2017, June). Workplace correlates of teacher misperceptions: Understanding discrepancies in teacher predictions of low-income preschoolers’ pre-academic skills. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC.

Stelter, R. L., Kupersmidt, J. B., & McNeil, S. (2016, October). What is a mentor? Building the foundation web-based training for mentees and their parents. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Special Topics Meeting: Technology and Media in Children’s Development. Irvine, CA.

Stelter, R.L., McNeil, S., Kupersmidt, J., Cooper, J., Van Horn, R., & Burns, K. (2016, October). Addressing the connectivity challenge in data collection with children and families. Paper presented at the 2016 Society for Research in Child Development Technology and Media in Children’s Development Special Topics Meeting. Irvine, California. 

Scull, T.M., Kupersmidt, J.B., & Keefe, E. (2016, October). A web-based media literacy education sexual health program for older adolescents. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Child Development Special Topics Meeting:  Technology and Media in Children’s Development, Irvine, CA.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Stelter, R. L., & Parker, A. E. (2016, October). SIP-AP: Web-based assessment of social information processing skills in children and adolescents. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Special Topics Meeting: Technology and Media in Children’s Development, Irvine, CA. 

Scull, T.M., Malik, C.V., & Kupersmidt, J.B. (2016, May). The unique influence of media-related cognitions on predictors of adolescent sexual behaviors. Poster presented at the Society for Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA.

Scull, T.M. & Kupersmidt, J.B., & Weatherholt, T. (2016, May). Reducing health disparities in rural communities through an interactive, web-based family media literacy education program for substance abuse prevention. Poster presented at the Society for Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA.

Parker, A.E., Kupersmidt, J.B., & Scull, T. M. (2016, May). Integrating mindfulness education in into the elementary school classroom. Poster presented at the Society for Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA.

Scull, T.M., Malik, C.V., Kupersmidt, J.B., & Moallem, M. (2016, March). Rethinking sexuality education:  A web-based solution. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Savannah, GA.

Scull, T.M., Kupersmidt, J.B., & Malik, C.V. (2016, March). An evaluation of a comprehensive sexual health media literacy education program for middle school students. Paper presented at the Society for Research on Adolescents Biennial Meeting, Baltimore, MD. 

Kupersmidt, J. B., Stelter, R. L., & Parker, A. E. (2016, March). Social information processing, aggression, and executive functioning in adolescent boys. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD. 

Parker, A. E., Kupersmidt, J. B., Upton, S., Alter, M., & Olson, H. (2016, March). Online mindfulness program for adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder for healthy coping and decision-making skills. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD. 

Elmore, K., Scull, T.M., & Kupersmidt, J.B. (2016, March). Media as ‘Super Peer’: How adolescents interpret media messages predicts their perception of alcohol and tobacco use norms. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Adolescents Biennial Meeting, Baltimore, MD. 

Parker, A. E., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Willoughby, M. T. (2015, May). Mindfulness education and self-regulation in middle school. Poster presented at the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC. 

Stelter, R. L., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2015, January). The Young Men’s Initiative Mentoring programs: A model for public-private partnerships and improving mentoring program quality. Paper presented at the 2015 National Mentoring Summit: Expanding the Mentoring Effect, Washington DC.

Black, C. L., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Baker, C. N. (2014, November). Preschooler functioning and teacher interaction style in early childhood classroom settings. Poster submitted to be presented at the Annual Louisiana School Psychology Association Conference, Lafayette, LA. 

Parker, A. E., Upton, S., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2014, September). Mindfulness training and substance abuse prevention for youth. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Prevention Network, Hartford, CT.

Kupersmidt, J.B., Weatherholt, T., & Scull, T.M. (2014, September). Substance abuse prevention and media literacy education. Workshop presented at National Prevention Network Conference, Hartford, CT.

Stelter, R., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Rabiner, S. (2014, September). Drugged driving research and prevention. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Prevention Network, Hartford, CT.

Black, C. L., Kupersmidt, J. B., Voegler-Lee, M. E., & Baker, C. N. (2014, May). Reciprocal associations between the teacher-child relationship and child social-emotional outcomes in ethnically diverse and economically disadvantaged preschool settings. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC. 

Parker, A. E., Kupersmidt, J. B., Carmichael Olson, H., Grant, T., (2014, April). Online mindfulness training for adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Oral presentation at the 6th National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD, Vancouver, BC. 

Kupersmidt, J.B. & Scull, T.M. (2014, April). An evaluation of Media Aware, a media literacy education substance abuse prevention program for high school students. Poster presented at The School District of Philadelphia’s Research, Policy, and Practice (R2P) Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Scull, T.M., Malik, C.V., & Kupersmidt, J.B. (2014, March). A media literacy education approach to teaching adolescents comprehensive sexual health education. Presented to the Society for Research on Adolescents Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX. 

Upton, S., Stump, K., Parker, A. E., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2013, October). The Aware Program: Online mindfulness training for adolescents with FASD. Invited presentation at the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Cutting Edge Interventions Conference, Charlotte, NC.

Kupersmidt, J. B. & Stelter, R. L. (2013, October). Best practices in mentor training and program assessment. Training presented at the University Massachusetts Boston Center for Evidence-based Mentoring Short Course on Mentoring Youth in the Foster Care System. Boston, MA.

Kupersmidt, J. B. & Scull, T. M. (2013, May). An evaluation of the effectiveness of media literacy education for substance abuse prevention in high school students. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA.

Droutman, V., Parker, A. E., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Read, S. J. (2013, February). A pilot study of a mindfulness education program: The Moment Program. Poster presented at the Bridging Hearts and Minds of Youth, San Diego, CA. 

Kupersmidt, J. B., Rhodes, J. E., & Stelter, R. L. (2013, January). Mentor training: Cutting edge training tools and resources and innovations in collaborative partnerships. Paper presented at the 2013 National Mentoring Summit: Washington DC. 

Parker, A. E., Kupersmidt, J. B., Mathis, E. T., Scull, T. M., & Sims, C. (2012, April). Preliminary investigation of a mindfulness education, substance abuse prevention program for elementary school children. Poster presented at the International Symposia for Contemplative Studies, Denver, CO. 

Kupersmidt, J. B., and Parker, A. E. (2012, February). Social information processing assessment with aggressive children and adolescents. Mini-skills workshop presented at the National Association of School Psychologists, Philadelphia, PA.

Parker, A. E., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2012, February). Mindfulness in education:  Tools and strategies for the classroom. Mini-skills workshop presented at the National Association of School Psychologists, Philadelphia, PA.

Warren-Khot, H. K., Parker, A. E., Mathis, E. T., McKown, C. A., Allen, A., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2012, February). Preliminary validity of a web-based measure of preschoolers’ emotion identification. Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychologists, Philadelphia, PA.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Rhodes, J. E., & Stelter, R. L. (2012, January). MentoringCentral.net: Research-based mentor training and support. Paper presented at the 2012 National Mentoring Summit: Invest in the Future: Mentor a Child, Washington, DC. 

Kupersmidt, J. B. (2011, July). Media Detective and Media Detective Parent Night. In L. Bergsma (Chair), Media literacy education to promote health:  Research and promising K-12 and community applications. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Media Literacy Education, Philadelphia, PA.

Scull, T.M. & Kupersmidt, J.B. (2011, June). Children’s media-related and substance use cognitions in the context of parental and peer influences. Poster presented at the Conference of the Society for Prevention Research: Washington, DC.

Parker, A. E., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2011, May). School-based mindfulness improves early adolescents’ self-regulatory abilities. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Science convention, Washington, DC.

Ortiz, R., Scull, T., Brown, J.D., Shafer, A., Kupersmidt, J., & Suellentrop, K. (2011, May). 16 and pregnant: The effects of watching and discussing a reality television drama about the consequences of teen pregnancy. Health Communication Division, International Communication Association Conference, Boston, MA.

Shafer, A., Ortiz, R.R., Scull, T.M., Kupersmidt, J.B., & Brown, J.D. (2011, March). At-risk adolescents’ media diets and outcome expectancies influence intentions to refrain from sex and to avoid pregnancy. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal, Canada.

Wigdor, A. B., Putallaz, M., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Coie, J. D. (2011, March). An observational analysis of the process of co-rumination in girls. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, CA.

Baker, C. N., Tichovolsky, M., Kupersmidt, J. B., Voegler-Lee, M. E., & Arnold, D. (2011, March). Teacher (mis)perceptions of preschoolers’ academic skills:  Predictors and associations with longitudinal outcomes. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, CA.

Stelter, R., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Dodge, K. A. (2011, March). Development of the SIP-AP:  A web-based measure of social information processing patterns in elementary school-aged boys. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, CA.

Parker, A. E., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2010, June). The Moment Program: Mindfulness-based, middle school academic achievement program. Poster presented at the Mind and Life Summer Research Institute, Garrison, NY.

Kupersmidt, J. B., & Parker, A. E. (2010, June). Master Mind:  Mindfulness program for substance abuse prevention for elementary school students. Poster presented at the Mind and Life Summer Research Institute, Garrison, NY. 

Voegler-Lee, M. E., Kupersmidt, J. B., Willoughby, M. T., Bryant, D., Arnold, D., & Peisner-Feinberg, E. (2010, June). The Building Bridges Program: Promoting children’s self-regulation and social competence. In J. A. Griffin (Chair), Promoting Research on Integrated Approaches to Improving Early Childhood Education: The Interagency School Readiness Consortium. Paper presented at Head Start’s Tenth National Research Conference, Research on Young Children and Families: Launching the Next Decade for Policy and Practice, Washington, DC.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Stelter, R. S., Parker, A. E., & Parker, K. M. (2009, March). Cognitions associated with making the decision to use alcohol for the first time and future patterns of use. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Scull, T.M., Kupersmidt, J.B., & Voegler-Lee, M.E. (2009, March). Everyday positive learning activities and mothers’ emotional functioning in relation to preschool outcomes:  A preliminary analysis. Poster presented at the Biennial Conference of the Society of Research in Child Development: Denver, CO.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Stelter, R. S., Parker, A. E., Parker, K. M., & Dodge, K. A. (2009, March). Elementary school age boys’ social information processing cognitions in ambiguous situations. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Scull, T. M., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2008, September). Media Detective:  A new evidence-based, elementary school, media literacy, substance abuse prevention program. Paper presented at the 21st Annual National Prevention Network Prevention Research Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Kupersmidt, J. B. & Scull, T. M. (2008, September). Media Ready:  A new evidence-based, middle school, media literacy, substance abuse prevention program. Paper presented at the 21st Annual National Prevention Network Prevention Research Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Barrett, T. M., Kupersmidt, J. B., Benson, J.W., & Elmore, K.C. (2008, March). Exploration of mediators and moderators of a media literacy, substance abuse prevention program for middle school students. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence Conference, Chicago, IL.

Barrett, T. M., Kupersmidt, J.B., Elmore, K.C., & Benson, J.W. (2008, March). Further exploration of media influence on adolescents’ moral beliefs and intentions surrounding substance use. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence Conference, Chicago, IL.

Parker, A., Barrett, T. M., Parker, J.G., Kupersmidt, J.B., Stelter, R.L., & Parker, K. (2008, March). Adolescent characteristics and parental protective behaviors surrounding alcohol use in high- and low-risk environments. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence Conference, Chicago, IL.

Barrett, T. M., Kupersmidt, J. B., Benson, J.W., & Elmore, K.C. (2007). Evaluation of the North Carolina middle school, media literacy, substance abuse prevention project. Poster presented at the first Research Summit of the Alliance for a Media Literate America, St. Louis, MO.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Barrett, T. M., Elmore, K.C., & Benson, J.W. (2007). Preliminary Findings from the Evaluation of the Elementary Media Literacy, Substance Abuse Prevention Project. Paper presented at the first Research Summit of the Alliance for a Media Literate America, St. Louis, MO.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Voegler-Lee, M. E., Bryant, D. M., Arnold, D. H., Peisner-Feinberg, E. S., Willoughby M. T. (2007, March). Initial Findings from the Building Bridges Kindergarten Readiness Program. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston MA.

Ward, C. S., Kupersmidt, J. B., Parker, K., & Parker, J. (2007, May). Parental suggestions about effective substance abuse prevention strategies. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC.

Costanzo, P., Kupersmidt, J. B., Polanichka, N., Hoy, M., and Anderson, V. (March, 2006). Parental socialization and deviant vs. conventional peer leaders. In T. Strauman (Chair), Parental and contextual influences on substance use in adolescence. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Francisco, CA.

Kupersmidt, J. B. (March, 2006). Antisocial and conventional adolescents’ cognitions about challenges in friendships. In A. J. Rose & M. J. Prinstein, Maladaptive friendships in adolescence. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Francisco, CA.

Kupersmidt, J. B. & Anderson, V. (March, 2006). Media cognitions as influences on adolescent substance abuse. In M. J. Prinstein & J. B. Kupersmidt, Processes of adolescent peer contagion. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Francisco, CA.

Kupersmidt, J. B., (April, 2005). Discussant. In. M. Schmidt, & C. Bagwell (Chairs), Popular or liked? Implications for the study of victimization. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA.

Grimes, C., Putallaz, M., McKnight, K., Kupersmidt, J., Coie, J. D., & Cillessen, A. H. N. ( 2005, April). Maternal representations and parenting: links to girls’ social aggression. In M.K. Underwood (Chair), Relationships and children’s social/relational aggression. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA.

McDonald, K. L., Putallaz, M., Coie, J. D., Grimes, C. L., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2005, April). Girl talk: The function of gossip Within girls’ friendships. In Coie, J. D., & Putallaz, M. (Chairs). The costs and benefits of interpersonal processes underlying girls’ friendships. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA.

Kupersmidt, J. B., & Brewster, A. B. (2005, May). The social contexts of adolescent substance use. In K. A. Dodge, (Chair). Findings from the Duke Transdisciplinary Prevention Research Center. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Bryant, D., & Voegler-Lee, M. E. (2005, May). The Preschool Behavior Program:  Effectiveness of a universal preventive intervention for use with Head Start children. In C. A. Boyce, (Chair), Prevalence and prevention for emotional and behavioral disorders among diverse preschoolers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Feagans, L., Eisen, M., & Hicks, R. (2005, May). The North Carolina Media Literacy Education Program:  An evaluation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Feagans ,L., & Eisen, M. (2005, June). An evaluation of the Media Literacy Education Program (MLEP). Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Media Education Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 2005.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Floyd, F. J., & Asher, S. R. (2003, March). Social tasks analysis of children with mental retardation, Down’s Syndrome and learning disabilities. Poster presented at the Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, Annapolis, MD.

Harter, K. S. M., Floyd, F. J., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2003, March). A multi-method assessment of shame in children with learning disabilities. Poster presented at the Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, Annapolis, MD.

Kupersmidt, J. B., & Bryant, D. (2003, April). The Preschool Behavior Project:  Effectiveness of classroom and parenting interventions for aggressive preschoolers. In C. A. Boyce & M. Lopez (Chairs), Strengthening children’s mental health within Head Start:  The Head Start Mental Health Research Consortium. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa, FLA.

Neiss, M. B., Sedikides, C., Shahinfar, A., Kupersmidt, J. B. (2002, April). Self-evaluation in juvenile offenders. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, New Orleans, LA.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Bryant, D., & Voegler-Lee, M. E. (2002, May). The Preschool Behavior Program:  Preventive intervention of aggression for Head Start children. In C. Domitrovich (Chair), Preventive interventions with young children. Paper presented at the Society for Prevention Research, Seattle, WA.

Matza, L. S., Goodman, W. B., Roberson, J., Meadors, P. L., Patterson, M, Schroer, J. A., Drury, R. M., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2002, August). Children’s revenge goals in conflicts with friends as a function of their mothers disciplinary style and goals in disciplinary situations. Poster presented at the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Ottawa, Canada.

Matza, L. S., Kupersmidt, J. B., Goodman, W. B., Patterson, M., Meadors, P. L., Roberson, J. Drury, R. M. & Schroer, J. A. (2002, August). Maternal disciplinary style and children’s cognitions about close relationships. Poster presented at the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Ottawa, Canada.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Putallaz, M., Coie, J. D., & Grimes, C. (2001, June). Behavioral analysis of aggressive behavior in play groups of girls as a function of peer sociometric status. Poster presented at the 10th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Harris-Britt, A., Putallaz, M. & Grimes, C. (2001, June). Maternal socialization of coping with peer stressors and girls’ popularity. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Community Research and Action, Atlanta, GA.

Putallaz, M., Rhule, D., Kupersmidt, J., Grimes, C. L., & McKnight, K. (2001, June). Overt and relational aggression: Victims, aggressors and gender. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, Toronto.

Harris-Britt, A., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Clarke, A. (2001, June). Maternal socialization of adolescents’ coping with interpersonal stressors. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Community Research and Action, Atlanta, GA.

Bryant, D., Kupersmidt, J., & Bartosik, S. (2001, November). Strategies and results from an intervention to reduce aggression and noncompliance in young children. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Anaheim, CA.

Kupersmidt, J. B., & Bryant, D. (2001, April). The effectiveness of a classroom and parenting intervention program for aggressive preschoolers in Head Start. In L. Aber (Chair), School-based violence prevention effects from preschool through adolescence:  Altering developmental trajectories. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Minneapolis, MN.

Kupersmidt, J. B., & Bryant, D. (2001, May). The effectiveness of a classroom and parenting intervention program for prevention of preschool aggression Among Head Start children. In C. Boyce & M. Lopez (Chairs), Findings from the Head Start Mental Health Consortium projects. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC

Kupersmidt, J. B., & Shahinfar, A. (2000, February). Exposure to violence and coping with stress among incarcerated adolescents. In Z. McGee (Chair), Community violence and coping among youth. Paper presented at the second annual Hampton University Research Forum, Hampton, VA.

Bryant, D., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2000, July). Description of a classroom and home-based intervention for preschool aggression. In M. L. Lopez & C. Boyce (Chairs), Recent findings from the Head Start Mental Health Research Consortium. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Head Start National Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Bryant, D., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2000, August). A classroom and home-based intervention for preschool aggression: Initial results. In C. Boyce (Chair), Assessments and interventions for culturally diverse young children. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Demby, M. L., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2000, November). Proactive and reactive aggression among juvenile sex offenders:  Subtypes of aggression as a means of classification. In W. D. Murphy (Chair), Adolescent factors/properties. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, San Diego, CA.

Bryant, D., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2000, November). Supporting mental health and preventing behavior problems in Head Start children. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the DEC, Albuquerque, NM.

Kupersmidt, J. B. (1999, February). Data from teachers:  New teacher report measures of aggressive behavior in preschool children:  Overt/covert aggressive behavior and reactive/proactive subtypes of aggressive children. Invited paper presented at the NIMH conference on the Assessment of Risk Factors and Psychopathology in Young Children, Clearwater, FL.

Putallaz, M., Kupersmidt, J., Grimes, C., DeNero, K., & Coie, J. D. (1999, April). Overt and relational aggression:  Aggressors, victims, and gender. In Kupersmidt, J. B. (Chair), Social relationships and two forms of aggression:   Gender considerations. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, NM.

Shahinfar, A., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (1999, April). Social perceptions and goals among incarcerated adolescents exposed to community violence. In A. Shahinfar & J. B. Kupersmidt (Chairs), Community violence and its relation to children’s cognitions about their social worlds. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, NM.

Sigda, K. B., Matza, L., & Leary, M. (Kupersmidt, J. B.) (1999, April). Siblings’ mutual friends:  Introduction into a deviant peer group as a predictor of younger sibling conduct problems. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, NM.

Leary, M. S. B., & Willoughby, M. T. (Kupersmidt, J. B.) (1999, April). Differentiating subtypes of antisocial behavior among preschool children. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, NM.

Matza, L. S., Sigda, K. B., Shahinfar, A., & Dee, D. (Kupersmidt, J. B.) (1999, April). Perceptions and standards of parent-adolescent relationships among incarcerated and nonincarcerated delinquent adolescents. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, NM.

Clarke, A. T., & Harris-Britt, A. (Kupersmidt, J. B.) (1999, April). Chronic stress and adjustment:  Moderating versus mediating effects of adolescents’ coping. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, NM.

Clarke, A. T., & Harris-Britt, A. (Kupersmidt, J. B.) (1999, May). In one ear and out the other? Associations among parents’ coping suggestions and adolescents’ coping strategies. Paper presented at the Black Graduate Student Conference in Psychology, Washington, DC.

Sigda, K. B., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Clarke, A. T. (1999, August). Sibling relationship qualities and delinquency in siblings of delinquent adolescents. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Shahinfar, A., & Lochman, J. (1999, August). Social information processing among reactive and proactive incarcerated adolescents. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Bryant, D., Williamson, B., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (1999, November). Preventing and treating aggression and noncompliance in young children:  Strategies and results from the Preschool Behavior Project. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, New Orleans, LA.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Clarke, A. T., Britt, A. H., Martin, S. L., & McCarraher, D. (1998, July). Coping with everyday stress among chronically stressed children of farm workers in the southeastern United States. Paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Berne, Switzerland.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Willoughby, M., & Bryant, D. (1998, July). Distinguishing between proactive and reactive aggression among preschool children. Paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Berne, Switzerland.

Clarke, A. T., Harris-Britt, A., & Kupersmidt, J. B., & Leary, M. (August, 1998). Young adolescents’ strategies and goals for coping with interpersonal stress. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Shahinfar, A., Matza, L., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (1998, August). Violence exposure and social cognitive functioning in incarcerated adolescents. In R. P. Lorion (Chair), Exposure to violence in childhood and adolescence. Poster symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Voegler, M. E., Sigda, K. B., & Sedikides, C. (1997, March). Social self-discrepancy theory:  Social self-cognitions as mediators of peer relations problems and concurrent adjustment. In T. Cillessen & M. E. DeRosier (Chairs), Peer relations and personal adjustment:  The role of self-evaluative processes. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Washington, DC.

Clarke, A., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (1997, March). Coping strategies and adjustment among children of migrant and seasonal farm workers. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Washington, DC.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Sigda, K. B., & Martin, S. L. (1997, June). Perceived friendship quality as a function of gender and conduct problems. In T. Dishion (Chair) Contributions of peers to the emergence and maintenance of conduct problems. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Paris, France.

Kupersmidt, J. B., & Martin, S. L. (1997, June). Factors protecting against psychopathology among chronically stressed children of farmworkers in the U.S. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Paris, France.

Parker, E., Glenn, D. M., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (1996, March). Antisocial adolescents’ cognitions about their relationships with their parents. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Boston, MA.

Sigda, K. B., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Martin, S. L. (1996, March). Attitudes about prosocial and antisocial peers among incarcerated adolescents. In W. Bukowski (Chair), Friendship and aggression. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Boston, MA.

Khatri, P., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (1996, August). Bullying and victimization among rural Indian youth. In C. Huntsinger (Chair), Social competence across cultures and time. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Quebec, Canada.

Leff, S., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (1996, August). Young females’ cognitions of their relationally aggressive peers. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Quebec, Canada. 

Kupersmidt, J. B., Leff, S., & Patterson, C. J. (1996, August). Teacher and peer reports of bullying and victimization. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Quebec, Canada. 

Matza, L., Khatri, P., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (1996, August). Cognitions about relationships with parents as a function of peer victimization. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Quebec, Canada. 

Kupersmidt, J. B., & Khatri, P. (1995, March). Peer victimization and aggression as predictors of self-reported behavioral and emotional problems across adolescence. In N. Crick (Chair), Recent trends in the study of peer victimization:  Who is at risk and what are the consequences? Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Indianapolis, IN.

Kupersmidt, J. B. (1995, March). Discussant. In Steinberg, L. (Chair), Community effects on adolescent development:  New approaches to the study of neighborhoods and their impact. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Indianapolis, IN.

Martin, S. L., Buchele, K. S., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (1995, July). Family and neighborhood violence associated with mental health outcomes among incarcerated youth. Paper presented at the 4th International Family Violence Research Conference, Durham, NH.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Sigda, K. B., & Martin, S. L. (1995, November). Attitudes about friendships with prosocial peers among incarcerated adolescents. In Kupersmidt, J. B. (Chair), Friendships of antisocial youth. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Boston, MA.

Khatri, P., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Patterson, C. J. (1994, April). Aggression and peer victimization as predictors of self-report of behavioral and emotional problems. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Conference on Human Development, Pittsburgh, PA.

Buchele, K.S., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Martin, S.L. (1994, April). Sibling relationships and social competence in children of migrant farm workers. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Conference on Human Development, Pittsburgh, PA.

Kupersmidt, J. B., & Khatri, P. (1994, June). Correlates of peer sociometric status across cultures. In J. B. Kupersmidt and A. Fonzi (Chairs), Children’s peer relationships across cultures. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Kupersmidt, J. B. (1994, June). Discussant. In A. H. N. Cillessen & W. M. Bukowski (Chairs), Aggression and relationships. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Martin, S. L., Gordon, T. E., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (1994, November). Violence exposure among children of migrant and seasonal farmworkers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, DC.

Pungello, E. P., Kupersmidt, J. B., Burchinal, M. R., & Patterson, C. P. (1993). Individual growth curve analyses of poverty, acute stress, ethnicity, and gender as predictors of children’s academic achievement. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Atlanta, GA.

Bolger, K. E., Patterson, C. J., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (1993). Peer relations and behavior of children who were maltreated early in life. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, New Orleans, LA.

Kupersmidt, J. B., & Patterson, C. J. (1993). Developmental patterns in peer relations and aggression in the prediction of externalizing behavior problems. In J. Kupersmidt, (Chair), Adolescent maladjustment as a function of different developmental pathways in childhood peer relations and antisocial behavior. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, New Orleans, LA.

McCarraher, D. R., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Martin, S. L. (1993, June). Coping strategies of children of migrant and seasonal farmworkers. Paper presented at the biennial conference on Community Research and Action, Williamsburg, VA.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Martin, S. L., McCarraher, D. R., Buchele, K., & Harter, K. (1993, October). Barriers to mental health care among rural farmworker children. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Francisco, CA.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Martin, S. L., McCarraher, D. R., & Buchele, K. (1993, October). Behavioral and emotional problems of African-American and Hispanic children of farm workers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Francisco, CA.

Martin, S. L., Kupersmidt, J. B., McCarraher, D. R., Buchele, K., & Harter, K. (1993, October). Utilization of mental health services among Hispanic children of farm workers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Francisco, CA.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Terry, R., & Coie, J. D. (1993, October). Childhood peer sociometric status and aggression as predictors of the frequency, onset, and type of juvenile delinquency among inner-city African-American youth. In J. B. Kupersmidt (Chair), Peer influences on aggression and juvenile delinquency. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Criminology, Phoenix, AZ.

Cillessen, A. H. N., Kupersmidt, J. B., Jones, E. F., & Coie, J. D. (1993, November). Gender differences in children’s peer relationships:  Implications for the development of psychopathology and social adjustment problems. Paper presented at the Society for Life History Research, Durham, NC.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Martin, S. L., & McCarraher, D. (1992). A Spanish version of the CASA:  Issues in translation for use with Hispanic migrant farm workers and preliminary results of a study of service use in this population. In A. Angold (Chair), The interview assessment of child mental health service utilization. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Mental Health Services Association, Tampa, FL.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Burchinal, M., Leff, S., & Patterson, C. J. (1992). A longitudinal study of perceived support and conflict with parents from middle childhood through early adolescence. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Washington, DC.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Leff, S., & Patterson, C. J. (1992). Accuracy of teacher-reported peer rejection. In J. B. Kupersmidt (Chair), Multiple sources of information on children’s peer relationships. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Conference on Human Development, Atlanta, GA.

Glenn, D. M., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Patterson, C. J. (1992). Parental involvement as a mediator of environmental stress in children’s academic achievement. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Conference on Human Development, Atlanta, GA.

DeRosier, M. E., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Patterson, C. J. (1992). Chronic peer rejection and children’s externalizing behavior problems. In J. Kupersmidt (Chair), The chronic stress of peer rejection and children’s behavioral adjustment. Invited symposium and paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Child Clinical Division, Washington, DC.

Patterson, C. J., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Griesler, P. C. (1991). Peer relations of seriously emotionally disturbed children. In J. W. Lloyd (Chair), Peer relations and interventions. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Commonwealth Institute for Child and Family Studies Conference on Multiple Perspectives on Children and Adolescents with Serious Emotional Disturbance, Virginia Beach, VA.

Martz, J. M., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (1991). Demographic differences in children’s self-reported bullying and victimization. Informal paper presented at the Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists, Atlantic Beach, FL.

Klein, J. D., Forehand, B., Oliveri, J., Patterson, C. J., Kupersmidt, J. B., Strecher, V. (1990). Candy cigarettes: Encouraging children’s smoking. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, New York, NY.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Courtney, M. L., DeRosier, M. E., & Patterson, C. J. (1990). Similarity as the basis for companionship among school-aged children. In S. Hymel and J. B. Kupersmidt (Chairs), Factors influencing children’s dyadic and group relationships. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

Patterson, C. J., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Griesler, P. C. (1989). Self-concepts of children in regular education and in special education classes. Paper presented at the Southeastern Conference on Human Development, Richmond, VA.

Terry, R., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Coie, J. D. (1989). Peer rejection and aggression as predictors of onset of delinquency using survival analysis. Paper presented at the Southeastern Conference on Human Development, Richmond, VA.

Kupersmidt, J. B., DeRosier, M. E., Patterson, C. J. (1990, March). Parental involvement and children’s peer relations. Paper presented at the Southeastern Conference on Human Development, Richmond, VA.

Kupersmidt, J. B., & Patterson, C. J. (1989, February). Peer, teacher, and self-reports in childhood as predictors of self-reported behavior problems in early adolescence. In C.L. Frame (Chair), Childhood peer and behavioral problems as predictors of later social and psychological maladjustment. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Miami, FL.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Patterson, C. J., & Eickholt, C. (1989, April). Socially rejected children:  Bullies, victims, or both? In D. Olweus (Chair), Aggressors, victims, and peer relationships. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Kansas City, MO. 

Vaden, N. A., Bloom, M., Griesler, P. C., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Patterson, C. J. (1989, April). Subjective and objective assessments of peer acceptance and behavior among siblings in elementary school. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Kansas City, MO.

Vaden, N., Patterson, C. J., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (1988, March). Family background, life events and personal characteristics as predictors of peer rejection during childhood. Paper presented at the Southeastern Conference on Human Development, Charleston, SC.

Griesler, P. C., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Patterson, C. J. (1988, March). Stability of peer rejection across school and neighborhood settings. Paper presented at the Southeastern Conference on Human Development, Charleston, SC.

DeRosier, M. & Kupersmidt, J. B. (1988, March). Costa Rican children’s perceptions of their social networks as a function of sociometric status. Paper presented at the Southeastern Conference on Human Development, Charleston, SC.

Kupersmidt, J. B., & Patterson, C. J. (1988, July). Subtypes of rejected children. Paper presented at the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Social Competence in Developmental Perspective, Les Arcs, France.

Griesler, P. C., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Patterson, C. J. (1988, July). Afterschool activities as a function of sociometric status. Paper presented at the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Social Competence in Developmental Perspective, Les Arcs, France.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Patterson, C. J., & Griesler, P. C. (1988, July). Peer relations of children receiving special education services. Paper presented at the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Social Competence in Developmental Perspective, Les Arcs, France.

Patterson, C. J., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (1988, July). Family backgrounds of rejected children. Paper presented at the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Social Competence in Developmental Perspective, Les Arcs, France.

Patterson, C. J., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Griesler, P. (1987, April). Sociometric status and children’s perceptions of their relationships with mothers, fathers, teachers, and friends. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Kupersmidt, J. B. & Trejos, L. (1987, April). Behavioral correlates of peer status among Costa Rican children. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Patterson, C. J., & Griesler, P. (1987, November). Self-report and objective assessments of adjustment among rejected, aggressive, and rejected-aggressive children. In K.A. Dodge (Chair), Aggression, peer relations, and social maladjustment in children. Paper presented at the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Boston, MA.

Kupersmidt, J. (1985, March). Intervention with migrant laborers. Paper presented at the Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.

Kupersmidt, J. & Hughes, J. (1984, October). Migrant labor and the psychology of slavery. Paper presented at the Meeting of the Southeastern Community Conference, Toccoa, GA. 

Kupersmidt, J. (1984, October). Action research and the migrant farmworker population. Paper presented at the Meeting of the Southeastern Community Conference, Toccoa, GA. 

Kupersmidt, J. B. (1983, April). Predicting delinquency and academic problems from childhood peer status. In J. D. Coie (Chair), Strategies for identifying children at social risk:  Longitudinal correlates and consequences. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Detroit, MI. 

Coie, J. D., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (1981, April). A behavioral analysis of emerging social status in boys’ groups. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA. 

Kupersmidt, J. B., & Rovee-Collier, C. K. (1978, March). Short-term effects of protein malnutrition on death feigning in chicks. Paper presented at the Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

SPONSORED PROJECTS

Federal Grants and Contracts

Current

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Mechanisms of Media Literacy Education for Promoting Relationship Health in Older Adolescents. R01HD099134 (PI:  Tracy M. Scull). 4/6/2020-3/31/2025. The purpose of this project is to conduct a three-arm randomized control trial with older adolescents (i.e., ages 18-19) attending community college to isolate the effects of media literacy education on sexual and relationship health outcomes and to examine the trajectory of media literacy education effects on sexual and relationship health over time. Co-I: Janis Kupersmidt

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Well-Child Screening and Referral to Prevent Alcohol Use Before High School. R43AA028752. (PI: Janis Kupersmidt; Co-I: Alison Parker). 9/15/2020 – 8/31/2021. The purpose is to crate and test the feasibility of using a Safer Adolescence Screening App (SASA) during well-child check-ups at pediatricians’ offices for completion by both parents and their 9- to 13-year-old children.

National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation. Online Mindfulness Training for Adolescents with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. 90BISB0016-01-00 (PI: Alison Parker; Co-I: Janis Kupersmidt). 9/1/2020 – 8/30/2022. The purpose is to continue the development of and evaluate the effectiveness of an online mindfulness training program for adolescents with 22q11DS. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Pediatric Mobile Screening App. R43DD001219 (PI: Alison E. Parker; Co-I: Janis Kupersmidt). 10/1/2018 – 9/30/2021. The purpose is to develop a mobile application that can be used by parents in pediatric waiting rooms and assist pediatricians with the screening of youth at risk for mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. 

National Institute of Mental Health. HIV Research Social and Behavioral Instruments (SABI) Library and Project Management Software System. R41MH123287-01. (PI: Rebecca Stelter). 8/14/20-8/13/21. The goal of this project is to integrate the UNC HIV Research Social and Behavioral Instruments library with the eTrove project management software system. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Plan My Ride: A brief, immersive, skill-building impaired driving prevention program for young adult drivers. R44CE003131-2 (Co-PI: Rebecca Stelter). 9/30/20-9/29/22. The goal of this project is to complete the development of and evaluate the Plan My Ride program, an immersive virtual learning course to promote safe driving among teenagers and young adults.

National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Customizable web-based mentor training for STEM mentoring programs. 1R43GM137663 – 01A1 (Co-PI: Katie Stump; Co-PI: Rebecca Stelter) 8/15/2020 – 8/14/2021. The purpose of this project is to develop a customizable online training course for mentors who are volunteering to mentor youth in STEM mentoring programs.

University of Massachusetts-Boston Subcontract on parent award from the National Institutes of Justice. Evaluating program enhancements for mentors working with children of prisoners. 2014-JU-FX-004. (PI on parent award: Jean Rhodes; PI on subcontract: Janis Kupersmidt; Co-I on subcontract: Rebecca Stelter). 10/1/14 – 3/31/21. The purpose of this project is to conduct a long-term follow-up evaluation of program enhancements provided to mentoring programs serving children of incarcerated parents. 

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Mentoring research partners program: Evaluating impact, program practices, and implementation on high-risk youth. 2017-JU-FX-0014. (PI: Katie Stump; Co-I: Rebecca Stelter). 10/1/2017-9/30/2020. This project explores the adherence of mentoring programs to best practices and the relationship between practices and youth outcomes.

Completed

Federal

National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation. Online mindfulness intervention for adolescents with 22q11DS. 90BISA0016-01-00 (PI: Alison E. Parker, Co-I: Janis Kupersmidt). 9/30/18 – 3/31/19. The purpose is to develop an online mindfulness training program for adolescents with 22q11DS.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Elementary school mindfulness-based substance use prevention program. 2R44AA021342 (PI: Alison E. Parker; Co-I: Janis Kupersmidt). 9/10/2014 – 9/9/2018. The purpose of this project is to complete the development of and evaluate the efficacy of the Master Mind program, a mindfulness education, substance abuse prevent program for elementary school children. 

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Mindfulness-based coping program for adolescents. R43HD068093 (PI: Alison E. Parker; Co-I: Janis Kupersmidt). 5/1/2014 – 4/30/2017. The purpose of this project is to develop a prototype of and examine the feasibility of a mindfulness education program for high school students. 

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Mindfulness-based substance abuse prevention program for adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Contract No. HHSN275201300008C (PI: Alison E. Parker, Co-I: Janis Kupersmidt). 8/1/2013 – 7/31/2015. The purpose of this project is to complete the development of and evaluate the efficacy of an online mindfulness-based substance abuse prevention program for adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

National Foundation for Youth contract to Eckerd Kids – subcontract to innovation Research & Training (iRT). Evaluation of the Eckerd Fostering Education Initiative (FEI). (Co-PI:  Tracy M. Scull; Co-PI:  Janis Kupersmidt). 10/01/2016-1/31/2018. The purpose of this subcontract was to conduct a quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the FEI, which is an initiative to provide educational support for youth in foster care.

National Institute on Drug Abuse. Media Literacy for Sexual Health in Older Adolescents. R21DA035665 (PI:  Tracy M. Scull). 9/15/2012-8/31/2016. The purpose of this grant is to develop and test the feasibility of a brief web-based media literacy education intervention to reduce risky sexual practices (e.g., intoxicated sex, unprotected sex, sex with multiple partners, sexual violence) in community college students. Role: Co-Investigator.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Middle School Media Literacy for Reproductive Health – Phase II. R44HD061193 (PI:  Tracy M. Scull). 9/25/2012-7/31/2016. The purpose of this Phase II grant is to develop and evaluate a sexual health media literacy education program for middle school students. Role: Co-Investigator.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Service to Science Award. Building evaluation capacity for evidence-based interventions (Media Detective Parent Night). (PI:  Tracy M. Scull). 1/01/13-12/31/13. Awards are intended to help “grow the field” of evidence-based interventions by affording programs the opportunity to build their evaluation capacity and demonstrate stronger evidence of effectiveness. The proposed evaluation enhancement is the completion of a pilot study to collect preliminary data on the effectiveness of the program. Role: Co-Investigator.

National Institute on Drug Abuse. Substance use prevention media literacy high school curriculum. R44 DA018495-02A1 (PI:  Kupersmidt). 4/01/08-12/31/13. The major goal of this Phase II project is to complete the creation and conduct a randomized trial of the effectiveness of substance abuse prevention, media literacy curriculum for use with high school students

National Institute on Drug Abuse. Web-based media literacy parent training for substance use prevention in rural locations. HHSN271201100011C (PI:  Tracy M. Scull). 7/28/11-1/28/12.

The purpose of this Phase I contract is to translate an in-person media literacy workshop for parents of elementary school students into a web-based program. The goal is to increase the accessibility of substance abuse prevention programming for families living in rural areas. Role: Co-Investigator.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Middle school media literacy for reproductive health. R43HD061193 (PI:  Tracy M. Scull). 9/25/09-4/24/11. The purpose of this Phase I grant is to create a middle school media literacy program for reproductive health focusing on romantic relationships, adolescent pregnancy prevention, and the prevention of STIs. Role: Co-Investigator.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Long-Term Follow-up of the Quantum Opportunities Mentoring Program for High-Risk Youth. 2014-JU-FX-0002. (PI: Rebecca Stelter). 10/1/14-3/30/2020. The purpose of this project was to conduct a long-term follow-up evaluation of at-risk youth who did and did not complete participation in a mentoring program to determine if mentoring has a long-term impact on youth outcomes.

National Institute on Drug Abuse. The Drugged Driving Resources website for the prevention of drugged driving. 5R44DA038410-03. (PI: Stelter). 7/1/14-6/30/18. The purpose of this project was to complete the development of the drugged driving resources website and training and conduct an evaluation of these resources. 

National Institute on Child Health and Human Development. Mobile and Web-based training for mentees and their caregivers. 1R43HD077988-01. (PI: Stelter). 7/1/13-6/30/16. The purpose of this project was to develop a web-based training program for youth who participated in a mentoring relationship and their parents or caregivers in order to help prepare them for a successful mentoring relationship and promote child safety. The training courses were evaluated to assess the feasibility of implementing web-based training through a mentoring program with youth and their parents or caregivers.

National Institute on Drug Abuse. Drugged driving web-based system. N43DA-12-5574. (PI: Stelter). 9/14/2012-2/28/2013. The purpose of this project was to develop a prototype and test the feasibility of a web-based system that includes three main resources related to drugged driving including a resource library, data collection system, and training course. 

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Evaluation of ‘16 and Pregnant’. (Co-PI:  Tracy M. Scull). 10/1/09-6/30/10. The purpose of this contract is to evaluate whether watching and discussing three episodes of the TV show ‘16 and Pregnant’ changes adolescents’ attitudes and cognitions surrounding teen pregnancy and pregnancy prevention. Role: Co-Investigator.

National Institute on Drug Abuse. Media literacy substance abuse prevention parent training. R43DA024477 (PI:  Tracy M. Barrett/Scull). 7/01/08-12/31/09. The major goal of this Phase I project is to create and evaluate the feasibility of a media literacy education, substance abuse prevention program for parents. Role: Co-Investigator.

Institute of Education Sciences. Mindfulness-based academic achievement program for middle school students. R305A090175 (PI: Alison E. Parker, Co-I: Janis Kupersmidt). 3/1/2009 – 2/28/2013. The purpose of the grant is to develop a mindfulness education program for early adolescents in middle school. 

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Web-based mentor training program. R44HD057674 (PI: Janis Kupersmidt, Co-I: Alison E. Parker). 8/1/2010 – 7/31/2013. The purpose of this project is to develop a web-based training program for mentors of young children and conduct a short-term randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of the program. 

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Mindfulness-based substance abuse prevention program for adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Contract No. HHSN275201100019C (PI: Alison E. Parker, Co-I: Janis Kupersmidt). 9/30/2011 – 3/30/2012. The purpose of this project is to develop a prototype of an online mindfulness-based substance abuse prevention program for adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and examine the technical feasibility of the online program. 

National Institute on Drug Abuse. Web-based assessment of social information processing skills in adolescent boys. R43DA026650 (PI: Janis Kupersmidt, Co-I: Alison E. Parker). 4/1/2009 – 9/30/2011. The purpose of this project is to develop and conduct a feasibility study for a web-based computer application to assess social information processing skills in aggressive and non-aggressive adolescent boys.

National Institute on Drug Abuse. Elementary school mindfulness-based substance abuse prevention program. R43DA024508 (PI: Alison E. Parker; Co-I: Janis Kupersmidt). 1/15/2009 – 12/31/2010. The purpose of this project is to develop a mindfulness-based substance abuse prevention program for elementary school children. 

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Computerized assessment of emotion recognition skills. R43HD055705 (PI:  Alison E. Parker; Co-I: Janis Kupersmidt). 4/10/2008 – 4/9/2010. The purpose of this project is to develop a web-based measure of emotion recognition skills for use with preschool-aged children.

Private and State

Eckerd Connects. Eckerd Success Wheel Phases 1-4. (PI: Kupersmidt). (2016 – 2020). iRT developed the Eckerd Success Wheel (ESW) Assessment System, an innovative, web-based, assessment system in collaboration with ESW leadership, designed for evaluating change in five areas of success in youth ranging in age from birth to early adulthood. iRT also assessed the psychometric properties of measures in the ESW for middle and high school-aged youth.

Eckerd Connects. Healthy St. Petersburg. (PI: Kupersmidt). (2018-2019).

iRT worked with leaders at Eckerd Connects to assess the services needed for serving high-risk teens in Pinellas County, including developing a web-based survey, presentation to community partners, and final report. 

The Walking Classroom. Evaluation of The Walking Classroom (TWC) Program. (PI: Kupersmdit). (2013). iRT conducted an empirical evaluation of TWC program in 5th grade classrooms. 

National Urban League. Program Ready: Mentor program. (PI: Kupersmidt). (2013-2020). iRT created a Program Guide for the Project Ready: Mentor program to guide program development and practices to integrate mentoring into the Project Ready program; and provides training, technical assistance, and evaluation services to Project Ready:Mentor.

Oak Foundation. Mentoring Projects Cross-Site Evaluation. (PI: Kupersmidt). (2011-2012). iRT developed a set of recommendations for the Oak Foundation regarding the effectiveness of mentoring for children with learning disabilities and learning differences, and examined the alignment of their funded programs with the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring (EEPM) benchmark practices. 

North Carolina Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services. Managing Access to Juvenile Offenders Resources and Services (MAJORS) (PI: Kupersmidt) (1999-2008). iRT provided training, technical assistance, and evaluation services to sites implementing the NC MAJORS. iRT created audio computer-assisted self-interviewing assessments to screen and assess substance abuse and mental health problems in substance-abusing, adjudicated adolescents. 

NC Administrative Office of the Courts. (PI:  Kupersmidt). Development of statewide evaluation of and technical assistance with NC Youth Treatment Courts. July 2003 – June 2004.

NC Administrative Office of the Courts. (PI:  Kupersmidt). Evaluation of the NC Youth Treatment Courts. 2005 –2007.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services. DHHS 1866-06. (PI:  Kupersmidt). Reducing underage drinking in NC planning & program development. May 1, 2005 – Mary 31, 2006.

NC Administrative Office of the Courts. (PI:  Kupersmidt). Process evaluation of the development of the NC Family Dependency Treatment Court MIS. 2004 –2005.

NC Administrative Office of the Courts. (PI:  Kupersmidt). Process evaluations of 16 NC Drug Treatment Courts. December 2004 – September 2005.