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Jeffrey Measelle

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  • Title: Global Health Program Director
  • Additional Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-4570
  • Office: 473 Straub Hall
  • Office Hours: T 9-11am, R 1-2:30pm
  • Affiliated Departments: Global Health Program
  • Interests: Developmental, Developmental Stress Biology, Caregiving Support for Early Brain Development, Pediatric Global Health
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Research Interests and Publications

My research seeks to identify early sources of psychopathology in childhood, in particular, family processes that adversely influence the development of very young children’s psychobiology. A major focus of our work is parental sensitivity, which plays a critical role in shaping infants’ earliest development – both pre- and postnatally – through processes of biobehavioral synchrony and neurocognitive stimulation. A second major focus of our lab is children's developmental thriving in low- and middle-income countries, especially South East Asia where we are conducting basic and intervention studies designed to protect young children against such factors as poverty, malnutrition, and caregiver depression.

Selected Publications:

Measelle, J.R., & Ablow, J.C. (2018). Contributions of early adversity to pro-inflammatory phenotype in infancy: the buffer provided by attachment security. Attachment & Human Development, 20(1), 1-23.

Fong, M., Measelle, J.R., Conradt, E., & Ablow, J.C. (2017). Links between early baseline cortisol, attachment classification, and problem behaviors: A test of differential susceptibility versus diathesis-stress. Infant Behavior and Development, 46, 158-168.

Ostlund, B.D., Measelle, J.R., Laurent, H.K., Conradt, E., & Ablow, J.C. (2016). Shaping emotion regulation: attunement, symptomatology, and stress recovery within mother-infant dyads. Developmental Psychobiology, 15, 15-25.