Ann Vander Stoep, PhD

Personal Statement

​As a child psychiatric epidemiologist, I conduct research about the etiology of child and adolescent mental health conditions and about the effectiveness of interventions that are designed to address these conditions. I co-direct the Developmental Pathways Research Program, the centerpiece of which is the Developmental Pathways Project, a longitudinal study of a cohort of 521 adolescents recruited as 11-12 year-olds from Seattle public middle schools. Members of the cohort are currently undergoing their eighth assessment that has followed their mental health and associated factors from early adolescence through young adulthood. DPP has contributed to our understanding of the development of co-morbid depression and conduct problems, as well as antecedents and consequences of problem substance use. I have collaborated with intervention researchers to develop and test school-based interventions to address mental health problems that interfere with academic performance and social well-being and to conduct randomized controlled trials of interventions that extend the reach of child mental health services to underserved communities.

I teach public mental health research methods to graduate students at the University of Washington and to faculty and trainees with an research interest in mental health at the University of Nairobi in Kenya. I provide research mentorship to many UW masters and doctoral students in epidemiology and health services and to junior faculty in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 

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Clinical Expertise

Recent Publications

Trauma among Kenyan School Children in Urban and Rural Settings: PTSD Prevalence and Correlates.
(2020 Mar)
J Child Adolesc Trauma 13(1): 63-73
Mbwayo AW, Mathai M, Harder VS, Nicodimos S, Vander Stoep A

Primary Care Management of Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Appears More Assertive Following Brief Psychiatric Intervention Compared with Single Session Consultation.
(2020 Mar 11)
J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol
Rockhill CM, Carlisle LL, Qu P, Vander Stoep A, French W, Zhou C, Myers K

The impact of exposure to parental intimate partner violence on adolescent precocious transitions to adulthood.
(2019 Dec)
J Adolesc 77(): 179-187
Adhia A, Drolette LM, Vander Stoep A, Valencia EJ, Kernic MA

Building Mental Health Research Capacity in Kenya: A South - North Collaboration.
(2019 Sep)
Glob Soc Welf 6(3): 177-188
Mathai M, Stoep AV, Kumar M, Kuria M, Obondo A, Kimani V, Amugune B, Makanyengo M, Mbwayo A, Unützer J, Kiarie J, Rao D

Mechanisms of Change in the Prevention of Depression: An Indicated School-Based Prevention Trial at the Transition to High School.
(2020 Apr)
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 59(4): 541-551
Blossom JB, Adrian MC, Stoep AV, McCauley E

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