Christine Ohannessian, PhD

Director, Children's Center for Community Research, Connecticut Children's Medical Center (Affiliate)


Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Research Overview

My research is based on a developmental psychopathology framework and focuses primarily on the family and adolescent psychological adjustment. My recent work (funded through a K01 award from NIH), the Adolescent Adjustment Project (AAP), is a large longitudinal study that focuses on the relationship between parental alcoholism and adolescent psychological health (especially as indicated by substance abuse, depression, and anxiety). The sample for the AAP is a diverse community sample of 1,347 adolescents, and a subsample of their parents, who were followed annually throughout the adolescents’ high school years. Currently, I am applying for funding from NIH to follow this sample into early adulthood, a critical period for the development of substance abuse and related problems. For information on the AAP, please visit the project website at adolescentadjustmentproject.org.

Education

1992-1995 Postdoctoral Fellowship
Alcohol Research Center, Department of Psychiatry University of Connecticut Medical School, Farmington, CT

1992 Ph.D. Department of Human Development and Family Studies
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

1990 M.S. Department of Human Development and Family Studies
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

1986 B.A. Department of Psychology
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
summa cum laude

Recent Publications


Alternate Email Address: ohannessian@uchc.edu
Contact Information
EmailCOhannessian@connecticutchildrens.org
Phone860.837.5326
Mailing AddressChildren's Center for Community Research
Connecticut Children's Medical Center
282 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106

University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030