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+Chad-Friedman, E., Galano, M. M., Lemay, E. P., Olino, T. M., Klein, D. N., & Dougherty, L. R(2021). Parsing between- and within-person effects: Longitudinal associations between irritability and internalizing and externalizing problems from early childhood through adolescence. Development and psychopathology, 1–11. Advance online publication.

+Sorcher, L. K., Mennies, R.J., Robeson, M., Seeley, J.R., Klein, D.N., Dougherty, L. R., & Olino, T.M. (in press). Offspring Irritability: Associations with Parental Psychopathology and Personality. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Pachankis, J. E., Clark, K. A., Klein, D. N., & Dougherty, L. R. (in press). Early timing and determinants of the sexual orientation disparity in internalizing psychopathology: A prospective cohort study from ages 3 to 15. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.

+Chad-Friedman, E., Galano, M. Lemay, E. P., Olino, T. M., Klein, D. N., Dougherty, L. R. (in press). Parsing between- and within-person effects of childhood irritability: Prospective associations with later internalizing and externalizing problems. Development and Psychopathology.

Bufferd, S. J., Olino, T. M., & Dougherty, L. R. (in press). Quantifying severity of preschool-aged children’s internalizing behaviors: A daily diary analysis. Assessment. [PDF].

+Sorcher, L. K., Goldstein, B. L., Finsaas, M. C., Carlson, G. A., Klein, D. N., Dougherty, L.R. (2021). A 12-year prospective study: Preschool irritability predicts adolescent psychopathology and functional impairment. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry [PDF].


Klein, D.N., Dougherty, L.R., Kessel, E., Silver, J., & Carlson, G.A. (in press). A transdiagnostic perspective on youth irritability. Current Directions in Psychological Science. [PDF]. 

Chronis-Tuscano, A., Novick, D.R., Danko, C.M., Smith, K., Wagner, N.J., Wang, C.H., Druskin, L., Dougherty, L.R., & Rubin, K.H. (in press). Early Intervention for Inhibited Young Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing The Turtle Program and Cool Little Kids. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry [PDF]. 

+Morelli, N. M., +Liuzzi, M. T., +Duong, B. A., +Kryza-Lacombe, M., +Chad-Friedman, E., Villodas, M. T., Dougherty, L. R., & Wiggins, J. (in press). Reward-related neural correlates of early life stress in school-aged children. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. [PDF].

Clark, K., Dougherty, L. R., & Pachankis, J. (in press). A study of parents of sexual and gender minority children: Linking parental reactions with child mental health. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.

Kessel, E. M., Dougherty, L. R., +Hubachek, S., +Chad-Friedman, E., Olino, T. M., Carlson, G. A., & Klein, D. N. (in press). Early predictors of adolescent irritability. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics

+Chad-Friedman, E. L., +Botdorf, M., Riggins, T., & Dougherty, L. R. (in press). Early childhood cumulative risk is associated with decreased global brain measures, cortical thickness, and cognitive functioning in school-age children. Developmental Psychobiology. PMID: 32052418; [PDF].

+Chad-Friedman, E., +Botdorf, M., Riggins, T., & Dougherty, L.R. (2021). Parental hostility predicts reduced cortical thickness in males. Developmental Science, 24(3), e13052. [PDF].

Dougherty, L. R., +Galano, M., +Chad-Friedman, E., Olino, T. M., Bufferd, S. J., & Klein, D. N. (2021). Using item response theory to compare irritability measures in early adolescent and childhood samples. Assessment, 28, 918-927. PMID: 32613838; [PDF].

+Hubachek, S., +Botdorf, M., Riggins, T., Leong, H., Klein, D., & Dougherty, L. R. (2021). Hippocampal subregion volume in high-risk offspring is associated with increases in depressive symptoms across the transition to adolescence. Journal of Affective Disorders, 281, 358-366. [PDF].

Clark, K., Mennies, R., Olino, T. M., Dougherty, L. R. & Pachankis, J. E. (2020). Parent versus Child Report of Children’s Sexual Orientation: Associations with Psychiatric Morbidity in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study. Annals of Epidemiology, 45, 1-4. PMID: 32439147; PMCID: PMC7245580; [PDF]

+Blankenship, S., +Botdorf, M., Riggins, T., & Dougherty, L. R. (2019). Lasting effects of stress physiology on the brain:  Cortisol reactivity during preschool predicts hippocampal functional connectivity at school age. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 40, Article 100736. PMID: 31770714; PMCID: PMC6974891; [PDF].


+Botdorf, M., Riggins, T., & Dougherty, L. R. (2019). Early positive parenting and maternal depression history predict children’s relational binding ability at school-age. Developmental Psychology, 55(11), 2417–2427. PMID: 31414846; [PDF].


+Leppert, K. A., Bufferd, S. J., Olino, T. M., & Dougherty, L. R. (2019). A daily diary analysis of preschool depressive behaviors: Prospective associations and moderators across 14 Days. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 47(9), 1547-1558. PMID: 30911869; [PDF].


+Blankenship, S. L., +Chad-Friedman, E., Riggins, T., & Dougherty, L. R. (2019). Early parenting predicts hippocampal subregion volume via stress reactivity in childhood. Developmental Psychobiology, 61(1), 125-140. PMID: 30288730; [PDF].


Dougherty, L. R., Schwartz, K. T. G., Kryza-Lacombe, M., Weisberg, J., +Spechler, P. A., & Wiggins, J. L. (2018). Preschool and school-age irritability predict  reward-related brain function. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 57(6), 407-417. PMID: 29859556; [PDF].


+Merwin, S. M., +Smith, V. C., +Barrios, C., Lemay, E., & Dougherty, L. R. (2018). Outcomes of early parent-child adrenocortical attunement in the high-risk offspring of depressed parents. Developmental Psychobiology, 60(4), 468-482. PMID:
29528109; [PDF].

+Blankenship, S., Redcay, E., Dougherty, L. R., & Riggins, T. (2017). Development of hippocampal functional connectivity during childhood. Human Brain Mapping, 38(1), 182-201. PMID: 27585371; [PDF].

+Barrios, C. S., Bufferd, S. J., Klein, D. N., & Dougherty, L. R. (2017). The interaction between parenting and children’s cortisol reactivity at age three predicts increases in children’s internalizing and externalizing symptoms at age six. Development and Psychopathology, 29(4), 1319-1331. PMID: 28290253; PMCID: PMC5748336; [PDF].

+Merwin, S. M., +Smith, V. C., +Kushner, M., Lemay, E. P. Jr., & Dougherty, L. R. (2017). Parent-child adrenocortical concordance in early childhood: the moderating role of parental depression and child temperament. Biological Psychology, 124, 100-110. PMID: 28143803; [PDF].

Dougherty, L. R., +Smith, V. C., Bufferd, S. J., Kessel, E. M. Carlson, G. A., & Klein, D. N. (2016). Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder at age six and clinical and functional outcomes three years later. Psychological Medicine, 46(5), 1103-1114. PMID: 26786551; PMCID: PMC5278560; [PDF]. 

+Kushner, M., +Barrios, C., +Smith, V. C., & Dougherty, L. R. (2016). Physiological and behavioral vulnerability markers increase risk to early life stress in preschool-aged children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 44(5), 859-870. PMID: 26424217; [PDF]. 


Dougherty, L. R., +Smith, V. C., Bufferd, S. J., Kessel, E., Carlson, G., & Klein, D. N. (2015). Preschool irritability predicts child psychopathology, functional impairment, and service use at age nine years. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 56(9), 999-1007. PMID: 26259142; PMCID: PMC45313384; [PDF].

Dougherty, L. R., +Leppert, K., +Merwin, S. M., +Smith, V. C., Bufferd, S. J., & +Kushner, M. R. (2015). Advances and directions in preschool mental health research. Child Development Perspectives, 9(1), 14-19. [PDF].


+Tolep, M. R., & Dougherty, L. R. (2014). The conundrum of the laboratory: Challenges of assessing preschool-age children’s salivary cortisol reactivity. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 36(3), 350-357. [PDF].


Dougherty, L. R., +Smith, V. C., Bufferd, S. J., Carlson, G. A., Stringaris, A., Leibenluft, E., & Klein, D. N. (2014). DSM-5 disruptive mood dysregulation disorder: Correlates and predictors in young children. Psychological Medicine, 44(11), 2339-2350. PMID: 24443797; PMCID: PMC4480202; [PDF].

Dougherty, L. R., +Tolep, M. R., Bufferd, S. J., Olino, T. M., Dyson, M. W., Traditi, J., … & Klein, D. N. (2013). Preschool anxiety disorders: Comprehensive assessment of clinical, demographic, temperamental, familial, and life stress correlates. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 42(5), 577-589. PMID: 23368788; PMCID: PMC3644386; [PDF].

Dougherty, L. R., +Tolep, M. R., +Smith, V. C., & Rose, S. A. (2013). Early exposure to parental depression and parenting: Associations with young offspring’s stress physiology and oppositional behavior. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 41(8), 1299-1310. PMID: 23722864; [PDF].

Hubachek, S., Clark, K., Pachankis, J., Dougherty, L. (in press). Explicit and Implicit Bias Among Parents of Sexual and Gender Minority Youth. Manuscript accepted at the Journal of Family Psychology.


Botdorf, M., Dunstan, J., Sorcher, L., Dougherty, L. R., & Riggins, T. (2022). Socioeconomic disadvantage and episodic memory ability in the ABCD sample: Contributions of hippocampal subregion and subfield volumes. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 57, 101138. [PDF].

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