The Developmental Transitions Lab at UCR asks four fundamental questions about child development: (1) Why does psychopathology increase during the transition from childhood to adolescence? (2) When does adolescent-onset psychopathology start and how does it develop over time? (3) Why do some children experience such difficulties while others do not? (4) What can we do to help children navigate the transition more smoothly?

Our lab conducts developmental studies with children and families using various research designs to answer these questions. We believe that finding these answers is pivotal in informing parents and applied communities to promote healthy development in children and their families.