Candice L. Odgers
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Psychology and Neuroscience; Associate Director of the Center for Child and Family Policy
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Candice Odgers joined the Center in July 2012. Prior to coming to Duke, she was an associate professor of psychology at the University of California-Irvine. She received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Virginia and completed her postdoctoral training at the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Center.
Odgers' research focuses on the development of
problem behaviors from childhood into adulthood, with an emphasis on the effects of social inequalities, neighborhood deprivation and early adversity on later behavior and health. Most recently, her team has been leveraging new technologies, including mobile phone surveys and text messaging, to identify daily triggers of adolescent risk-taking behavior. They have also been using online tools such as Google Street
View to capture key dimensions of local neighborhoods and trace the effects of
neighborhood settings on child health. Click here to learn more about adaptlab@Duke.
- PhD University of Virginia - 2005
- Postdoctoral Fellow Social, Genetic, & Developmental Psychiatry Centre, London, UK - 2007
- MS Simon Fraser University - 2001
- BA Simon Fraser University - 1999
- Odgers, CL., Caspi, A., Russell, MA., Sampson, RJ., Arseneault, L and Moffitt, TE (2012) Supportive parenting mediates neighborhood socioeconomic disparities in children’s antisocial behavior from ages 5 to 12 Development and Psychopathology 24, 705-21
- Odgers, CL., Caspi, A., Bates, CJ., Sampson, RJ and Moffitt, TE (2012) Systematic social observation of children’s neighborhoods using Google Street View: A reliable and cost effective method Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. [epub ahead of print]
- Jaffee, S., Strait, L., & Odgers, CL (2012) From correlates to causes: Can quasi-experimental studies and statistical innovations bring us closer to identifying the causes of antisocial behavior Psychological Bulletin, 138, 272-95
- Ouellet-Morin, I., Odgers, CL., Danese, A., Bowes, L., Shakoor, S., Papadopoulos, AS., Caspi, A., Moffitt, TE., & Arseneault, L (2011) Blunted cortisol responses to stress signal social and behavioral problems among maltreated/bullied 12 year-old children Biological Psychiatry,70,1016-23.
- Nagin, DS., & Odgers, CL (2010) Group based trajectory modeling in clinical research Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 6, 109-138
- Odgers, CL., Mulvey, EP., Skeem, JL., Gardner, W., & Lidz, CW., & Schubert, C (2009) Capturing the ebb and flow of psychiatric symptoms with dynamical systems models American Journal of Psychiatry, 166, 575-582.
- Odgers, CL., Caspi, A., Nagin, D. Piquero, AR., Slutske, WS., Milne, B., Dickson, N., Poulton, R., & Moffitt, TE (2008) ). Is it important to prevent early exposure to drugs and alcohol among adolescents? Psychological Science, 19,1037-1044.
- Odgers, CL., Moffitt, TE., Broadbent, JM., Dickson, N., Hancox, RJ., Harrington, H., Poulton, R., Sears, MR., Thompson, WM (2008) Female and male antisocial trajectories: From childhood origins to adult outcomes Development and Psychopathology, 20, 673-716
- Odgers, CL., & Russell, MA (2012) What can genetically informative research designs tell us about the causes of crime?. In . In J. MacDonald (Ed), Measuring Crime and Criminality (pp. 141-160), New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers.
- Moretti, MM., Odgers, CL., & Jackson, MA. (2004) Girls and Aggression: Contributing Factors and Intervention Principles.
- Early drinking: Daily triggers and life-long consequences, UNC-Duke Mental Health Services & Policy Research Seminar, Department of Psychiatry. Durham, NC, November, 2012
- The long reach of childhood adversity, Department of Psychology Distinguished Alumni Colloquium. Charlottesville, VA., November, 2012
- Tracing the effects of early adversity on the developing child., Royal Society of Canada Annual Research Symposium: The Science of Early Child Development. Ottawa, ON, November, 2012
- Keynote Address: Childhood experiences and adult physical health: Evidence from genetically and geographically informative cohort studies, Dalhousie University Institute of Medicine Annual Research Day. Halifax, NS, November, 2012
- Capturing neighborhood settings using online tools, William T. Grant Assessment of Settings Meeting. Chicago, IL, May 2012