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Carl Weems

Title: Professor and Chair
Department: Human Development and Family Studies

Office: 4380 Palmer 2222 Osborn Dr, Ames, IA 50011
Phone number: +1 515 294 9659
Email: cweems@iastate.edu

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Research interests

My research has centered upon three related and integrated themes: 1) basic research in developmental psychopathology focused on testing contextual, bio-behavioral, and cognitive-developmental models of emotional development as well as risk and resilience following traumatic stress, 2) improving the empirical utility of assessment and measurement techniques and 3) applied research in intervention and prevention. The focus of intervention and prevention has been to move the basic science out of the lab and into real world applications. I currently serve as PI of the Child Welfare Research and Training Project (CWRTP http://childwelfareproject.hs.iastate.edu/ ) and co-PI of the ISU Translational Research Network (UTuRN https://research.hs.iastate.edu/uturn/).

Recent Examples:

Weems, C.F., Osofsky, J.D., Osofsky, H.J., King, L. Hansel, T.C., & Russell, J.D. (on line first). A three-year longitudinal study of perceptions of competence and well-being among youth exposed to disasters. Applied Developmental Science. DOI: 10.1080/10888691.2016.1219229

Neill, E.L., Weems C. F., & Scheeringa, M. S. (online first). CBT for child PTSD is associated with reductions in maternal depression: Evidence for bidirectional effects. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. DOI: 10.1080/15374416.2016.1212359

Banks, D. M., Scott, B. G., & Weems, C. F. (online first). Anxiety, hostile attributions, and differences in heart rate response to ambiguous situational vignettes in adolescents. Emotion. DOI: 10.1037/emo0000352.

Russell, J.D., Neill, E. L., Carrión, V. G., & Weems, C. F. (2017). The network structure of post-traumatic stress symptoms in children and adolescents exposed to disasters. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 56, 669-677. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaac.2017.05.021


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