Jennifer Lansford

Research Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy, and Faculty Fellow of the Center for Child and Family Policy

Jennifer Lansford's research focuses on the development of aggression and other behavior problems in youth, with an emphasis on how family and peer contexts contribute to or protect against these outcomes. She examines how experiences with parents (e.g., physical abuse, discipline, divorce) and peers (e.g., rejection, friendships) affect the development of children's behavior problems, how influence operates in adolescent peer groups, and how cultural contexts moderate links between parents' discipline strategies and children's behavior problems.

Her work at the Center includes the projects Childhood Risk Factors and Young Adult Competence, funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Intergenerational Transmission of Treatment Effects; and Optimizing Prevention of Costly Adult Outcomes.

Research Interests:

  • Youth Violence Prevention
  • Peer Influence
  • Parenting

Education:

  • Ph.D. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - 2000
  • M.A. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - 1997
  • B.A. Duke University - 1995

Recent Publications (More Publications)

  • Andrew Rothenberg, W; Lansford, JE; Chang, L; Deater-Deckard, K; Di Giunta, L; Dodge, KA; Malone, PS; Oburu, P; Pastorelli, C; Skinner, AT; Sorbring, E; Steinberg, L; Tapanya, S; Maria Uribe Tirado, L; Yotanyamaneewong, S; Peña Alampay, L; Al-Hassan, SM; Bacchini, D; Bornstein, MH (2020) Examining the internalizing pathway to substance use frequency in 10 cultural groups. Addictive Behaviors, 102, 106214, [doi], [abs]
  • Albert, WD; Hanson, JL; Skinner, AT; Dodge, KA; Steinberg, L; Deater-Deckard, K; Bornstein, MH; Lansford, JE (2020) Individual differences in executive function partially explain the socioeconomic gradient in middle-school academic achievement. Developmental Science, e12937, [doi], [abs]
  • Schenck-Fontaine, A; Lansford, JE; Skinner, AT; Deater-Deckard, K; Di Giunta, L; Dodge, KA; Oburu, P; Pastorelli, C; Sorbring, E; Steinberg, L; Malone, PS; Tapanya, S; Uribe Tirado, LM; Alampay, LP; Al-Hassan, SM; Bacchini, D; Bornstein, MH; Chang, L (2020) Associations Between Perceived Material Deprivation, Parents' Discipline Practices, and Children's Behavior Problems: An International Perspective. Child Development, 91, 307-326, [doi], [abs]
  • Rothenberg, WA; Lansford, JE; Alampay, LP; Al-Hassan, SM; Bacchini, D; Bornstein, MH; Chang, L; Deater-Deckard, K; Di Giunta, L; Dodge, KA; Malone, PS; Oburu, P; Pastorelli, C; Skinner, AT; Sorbring, E; Steinberg, L; Tapanya, S; Tirado, LMU; Yotanyamaneewong, S (2019) Examining effects of mother and father warmth and control on child externalizing and internalizing problems from age 8 to 13 in nine countries. Development and Psychopathology, 1-25, [doi], [abs]
  • Chang, L; Lu, HJ; Lansford, JE; Bornstein, MH; Steinberg, L; Chen, B-B; Skinner, AT; Dodge, KA; Deater-Deckard, K; Bacchini, D; Pastorelli, C; Alampay, LP; Tapanya, S; Sorbring, E; Oburu, P; Al-Hassan, SM; Di Giunta, L; Malone, PS; Uribe Tirado, LM; Yotanyamaneewong, S (2019) External environment and internal state in relation to life-history behavioural profiles of adolescents in nine countries. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 286, 20192097, [doi], [abs]