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Biography & Projects
Lisa Gatzke-Kopp's research focus is on the development of
emotional and behavioral problems in childhood. She is interested in the
neurobiological mechanisms that underlie emotion regulation, impulsivity
and decision making, as well as examining how environmental and
experiential factors impact neurobiological development. She also is
involved in several collaborative projects aimed at incorporating
knowledge from basic psychophysiological research into
By focusing on basic mechanisms of behavior problems, she aims to inform and evaluate both universal and targeted prevention programming. She collaborates
extensively with prevention researchers with interests in both school
and family contexts. Her research incorporates a wide range of techniques in examining
neurobiological function including autonomic (ECG, IMP, EDA); central
(EEG, ERP, fMRI), and peripheral (genetic, endocrine) measures.
For additional information about Dr. Gatzke-Kopp, please visit her Department of Human and Family Studies web page or view her CV.
Gatzke-Kopp, L.M., Warkentein, S., Willoughby, M. Fowler, C., Folch, D.C., Blair, C. (2021). Proximity to sources of airborne lead is associated with reductions in children's executive function in the first four years of life. Health & Place. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102517
Predictors of developmental patterns of obesity in young children
O’Connor, T., Williams, J., Blair, C., Kopp, L., Francis, L., & Willoughby, M. (2020) Predictors of developmental patterns of obesity in young children. Frontiers Pediatrics, 8, 109. doi:10/3389/fped.2020.00109
Zhang, X., Gatzke-Kopp, L.M., Fosco, G.M, Bierman, K.L. (2020). Parental support of self-regulation among children at risk for externalizing symptoms: Developmental trajectories of physiological regulation and behavioral adjustment. Developmental Psychology. 56(3). DOI: https://10.1037/dev0000794
Zhang, X., Gatzke-Kopp, L.M., Fosco, G.M., & Bierman, K.L. (2020). Parental Support of Self-Regulation among Children at Risk for Externalizing Symptoms: Developmental Trajectories of Physiological Regulation and Behavioral Adjustment. Developmental Psychology, 56, 528-540.
Gatzke-Kopp, L., Willoughby, M. T., Warkentien, S., Petrie, D., Mills-Koonce, R., & Blair, C. (2019). Association between environmental tobacco smoke exposure across the first four years of life and manifestation of externalizing behavior problems in school-aged children. The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (e-pub ahead of publication)
Magnitude and chronicity of smoke exposure across infancy and early childhood in a sample of low income children
Gatzke-Kopp, L. M. §, Willoughby, M. T., Warkentien, S. M., O’Connor, T., Granger, D., & Blair, C. (2019). Magnitude and chronicity of smoke exposure across infancy and early childhood in a sample of low income children. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 21, 1665-1672. doi:10.1093/ntr/nty228
Research and policy on disability: Linking special education to developmental science
Farmer, T. W., Gatzke-Kopp, L. M., Lee, D. L., Dawes, M., & Talbott, E. (2016). Research and policy on disability: Linking special education to developmental science. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 3, 138-145. doi: 10.1177/2372732215624217
Diversity and representation: Key Issues for psychophysiological science
Gatzke-Kopp, L. M. (2016, In Press). Diversity and representation: Key Issues for psychophysiological science. Psychophysiology.