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





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.