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Tong Chen

PAMT Predoctoral Fellow

Introduction

Tong Chen is a third-year doctoral student in developmental psychology. Her research focuses on the heritable and family environmental influences on adolescent internalizing problems, and how internalizing problems during adolescence could be related to substance use. She is particularly interested in using the developmental cascade model to understand developmental pathways to internalizing problems and substance use, as well as using genetically informed designs to understand gene-environment interplay in these processes.

The Prevention and Methodology Training (PAMT) program, funded by a T32 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, trains pre-and post-doctoral researchers in the integration of prevention science and statistical methodology for the behavioral sciences.