Over 25 years of research from clinical and developmental psychology on developmental risk, contextual influences, and resilience across the first three decades of life.


Dr. Hussong offers UNC-CH courses in developmental psychopathology and positive youth development, undergraduate research experience and doctoral training in clinical psychology, as well as CE-workshops and consultation.


We disseminate our work through academic collaborations and consultation as well as publications; community partner collaborations and presentations; and media interviews and publications. Interested in working with us?  Contact Us.

Specializing In

Substance Use and Disorder
Developmental Risk Pathways and Prevention for Children of Parents Struggling with Addiction 
Positive Youth Development
Programs for Parenting and Gratitude and for Positive Development in Opportunity Youth
Developmental Methodology
Longitudinal Design and Analysis and Integrative Data Analysis 
Community Engaged Research
Student-led, community-led, and community-embedded design-based studies
Professional Networks
The Care-to-Share NC Network and the ICDSS-SRA Covid-19 Global Scholars Network (links below)
International Collaboration
Collaborations supporting work led by scholars from Korea, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria and others

In the Works

We are seeking research participants for the Families in Addictions Recovery Study (learn more).
We currently have no openings for undergraduate or gradaute research assistants through Fall 2024.
Learn what parents in recovery want from treatment programs (Hussong, Shadur & Sircar, 2024).