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.
Dr. Measelle will not be accepting new doctoral students for Fall 2021.
Ablow, J.C., & Measelle, J.R. (2019). The multitasking reality of the parenting brain. Parenting, 19, 86-89.
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, 1-23.
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.
Measelle, J.R., Mobasser, A., Fong, M., Soulalay, S., & Nijssen-Jordan, C. (2016). Developmental neuroscience and stunting: A strong case for action in the first 1000 days. Annals of Global Health, 82, 514-520.
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.