Judith A. Crowell, M.D.

Dr. Crowell is a child psychiatrist and researcher with expertise in attachment, stress and adversity, and mental health. She has been involved with the  project since 1992 when the original participants were in their mid-20's.  

Dr. Crowell is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Stony Brook University, but travels to Boston monthly and is in touch with the rest of the staff on a daily basis.

Dr. Crowell's Lab Staff:

Dr. Cynthia Davis has been involved with the project since 2008, and she officially took on the role of Project Director in the fall of 2010. Dr. Davis, a developmental psychologist, oversees the day-to-day management of the project and meets with participants as well. She also uses her extensive experience with statistics to analyze the data we collect from participants in order to answer our research questions.

Sarah Trifiletti and Nicole Usher initially joined the project as a research assistant during their undergraduate years in college.  In the summer of 2012, they became the Project Co-Coordinators.  Working closely with the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Ms. Trifiletti and Ms. Usher oversee the recruiting and scheduling of participants – including the in-person visits and phone calls. They took over for Elizabeth Weber, Ed.M. who begins graduate studies at Clark University in the fall of 2012.

Lesya Zaichen, MS is the new clinical research coordinator at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She recently took over this role from Mary Brinkoetter, MS, who began a Physician Assistant Program at Rush Medical Center in Chicago in June of 2012. Ms. Zaichen has extensive experience in both the clinical and laboratory aspects of the project.

Claudia Miranda-Julian, MA, is a research associate and interviewer. She is a doctoral student at Tufts University with extensive experience in childhood attachment relationships and experiences of trauma.

Dr. Christos Mantzoros is a co-investigator who is an endocrinologist at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  He heads the project at that facility and directs the medical aspects of the study.

Dr. Eric Dearing is a developmental psychologist at Boston College who is our expert in statistical analyses.

Dr. Crowell's Research Projects:

Paths Over Time and Across Generations

Physical Health in Midlife