My primary research interests focus on the specialized treatment needs of adolescent girls and women with substance abuse problems. I am also involved in studying the unique needs of older adults with substance abuse issues.
Early Childhood Social Emotional Development
Principal Investigator/Evaluator. Westchester New York Early Step Forward (ESF) Project. Working with Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health to conduct a qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the effectiveness of an evidence based early childhood social-emotional curriculum. ESF is being implemented in ten child care centers serving approximately 800 young children located Westchester County. Project coordination and oversight through Children FIRST, Fordham University.