Shelley M. Alonso-Marsden

Graduate Student

Shelley Alonso-Marsden is a graduate student in clinical psychology. Her research interests include the development of conduct disorders, antisocial behavior, and substance abuse in children and adolescents and public policies and interventions for these populations. Her current research examines the role of teachers as referral agents for mental health treatment. She is also interested in systems associated with development of problem behaviors and public policy related to preventive interventions for at-risk youth.

Alonso-Marsden is working under the mentorship of Ken Dodge on Durham Connects and the Child Development Project. She is funded through Duke's Dean's Graduate Award Fellowship and an NIH Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research to Dr. Dodge's NIDA grant.

Alonso-Marsden received her undergraduate degree in journalism from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, in 2006 and worked as a research assistant at the University of Colorado Denver before coming to Duke. She plans to pursue a career in public policy-oriented developmental psychopathology research.


  • B.A., Journalism Northwestern University - 2006