Carlie Sloan is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in Human Development and Family Studies. Her research focuses on adolescent perceptions of the family environment, and how these influence adolescents’ well-being and behavior. In particular, she is interested in understanding what leads parents and their children to have different perceptions of family functioning and how such patterns of divergence and agreement about the family relate to adolescent behaviors like substance use initiation. She also hopes to develop brief family-strengthening interventions to be delivered via mobile apps.
Carlie earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame, and an MS in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State. She has also earned a graduate certificate in Translational Sciences from Penn State. Her Prevention and Methodology Training (PAMT) mentors are Greg Fosco and Stephanie Lanza.
The Prevention and Methodology Training (PAMT) program, funded by a T32 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, trains predoctoral and postdoctoral researchers in the integration of prevention science and statistical methodology for the behavioral sciences.
Feinberg, M. E., Fang, S., Fosco G. M., Sloan, C. J., Mogle, J., & Spoth, R. L. (2022). Long-term effects of adolescent substance use prevention on participants, partners, and their children: Resiliency and outcomes 15 years later during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prevention Science. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-022-01384-2
Fosco, G. M., LoBraico, E. J., Sloan, C. J., Fang, S., & Feinberg, M. E. (2021). Family vulnerability, disruption, and chaos predict parent and child COVID-19 health-protective behavior adherence. Families, systems & health: The Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/fsh0000649
Fosco, G.M., Sloan, C. J., Fang, S., & Feinberg M.E. (2021). Family vulnerability and disruption during the COVID-19 pandemic: Prospective pathways to child maladjustment. The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13458
Fosco, G.M, McCauley, D.M., Sloan, C.J. (2021). Distal and proximal family contextual effects on adolescents’ interparental conflict appraisals: A daily diary study. Journal of Family Psychology, 35, 927-938. https://doi.org/10.1037/fam0000703
Sloan, C. J., Fosco, G. M., & Ram, N. (2021). Sensitization in situ: Identifying interindividual differences in adolescents’ intraindividual responsiveness to interparental conflict. Family Relations, 22, 583-601. https://doi.org/10.1111/fare.12604
June 09, 2022
New study shows links between family dynamics and COVID-19 preventative measuresRead more.
June 17, 2021
Parenting teens: Is there an app for that?
Penn State researchers are developing an app to promote family well-being The middle-school years mark a time of rapid change for pre-teens and teens, as well as for their parents. As adolescents seek greater independence, it can be challenging for their parents to connect with and guide them. Penn State researchers, with funding from the Mental Research Institute, are developing a smartphone app to promote positive, engaged family relationships that promote healthy development for adolescents.Read more.