Emily Simpson, Ph.D.

Emily SimpsonPostdoctoral Fellow, Prevention and Methodology Training (PAMT) Program

The Methodology Center
The Pennsylvania State University
425 Health and Human Development Building
University Park, PA 16802

ejs6144@psu.edu

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Education

Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 2019 (Human Development and Family Sciences)
M.A., Wake Forest University, 2014 (Psychology)
B.A., Sewanee: University of the South, 2011 (Psychology)

 

Research Interests & Collaborators

I study adolescent substance use and internalizing symptoms. I am particularly interested in the role of family functioning and parent-child relationships in understanding the development of substance use and internalizing symptoms. I also have expertise in person-centered approaches, such as a latent class analysis, and am I interested in novel applications of latent class analysis to identify vulnerable adolescent subgroups. I am working with Greg Fosco.