Social-emotional development, emotion regulation, parenting, family systems, substance use, children of substance-dependent caregivers
Julia Shadur is an Assistant Professor of Childhood Studies in the School of Integrative Studies and in Human Development and Family Science at George Mason University. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Tufts University and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As part of her doctoral training, she completed a minor concentration in Quantitative Psychology and her clinical psychology internship at the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. Shadur completed an F32-funded postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology and at the Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research in the Department of Psychology, both at the University of Maryland in College Park.
Three primary aims guide Dr. Shadur's research program:
Dr. Shadur’s program of research focuses on the intergenerational transmission of addiction and emotion dysregulation, and examines both basic and prevention research questions regarding the development of emotion regulation among young children of substance-dependent caregivers. Her research is grounded within the frameworks of developmental psychopathology and developmental science, and her work thus explores the multifaceted factors that impact emotion regulation and risk-taking behaviors across development. Her line of work focuses on the contextual, family, and parenting factors that impact young children of substance-dependent caregivers. She is particularly interested in how parental addiction impacts emotion-specific parenting behaviors (i.e., parent emotion socialization), and how these parenting behaviors then impact children’s emotion regulation and subsequent risk for substance use. Dr. Shadur employs a broad range of quantitative methods and analytic techniques to accomplish her research aims, including factor analysis, structural equation modeling / latent growth curve modeling, and multilevel modeling.
A second study in this line of work examining the diverse parenting contexts that exist among substance-dependent caregivers is also currently underway in collaboration with Dr. Cristina Risco at UMD in College Park. The aim of this project is to better characterize the interaction between parent emotion socialization more broadly and parent socialization around issues related to culture, race, racial identity, and experiences of discrimination. This project examines how the intersection between these diverse contextual factors and multifaceted parenting behaviors collectively impact the developmental, social, and emotional outcomes among children of substance-dependent parents who self-identify as African American.
Shadur, J., & Hussong, A.M. (in press). Conceptualization and measurement of parent emotion socialization among mothers in substance abuse treatment. Journal of Child and Family Studies.
Shadur, J., Ninnemann, A., Lim, A., Lejuez, C.W., & MacPherson, L. (in press). The prospective relationship between distress tolerance and cigarette smoking expectancies in adolescence. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.
Shadur, J., & Lejuez, C.W. (2015). Adolescent substance use and comorbid psychopathology: Emotion regulation deficits as a transdiagnostic risk factor. Current Addiction Reports (Topical Collection on Transgenerational Considerations in Addictions), 2(4), 354-363. doi: 10.1007/s40429-015-0070-y
Shadur, J.M., Hussong, A.M., & Haroon, M. (2015). Negative affect variability and adolescent self-medication: The role of the peer context. Drug and Alcohol Review, 34(6), 571-580, doi: 10.1111/dar.12260.
Shadur, J., & Hussong, A.M (2014). Friendship intimacy, close friend drug use, and self-medication in adolescence. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 31(8), 997-1018.
ADDITIONAL PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Felton, J., Collado, A., Havewala, M., Shadur, J., MacPherson, L., & Lejuez, C.W. (in press). Distress tolerance interacts with negative life events to predict depressive symptoms across adolescence. Journal of Child Clinical and Adolescent Psychology.
Felton, J., Banducci, A., Shadur, J., Stadnik, R., MacPherson, L., & Lejuez, C. (2017). The developmental trajectory of perceived stress mediates the relations between distress tolerance and internalizing symptoms among youth. Development and Psychopathology, 29(4), 1391-1401. doi: 10.1017/S0954579417000335
Tuten, M., Shadur, J., Stitzer, M., & Jones, H. (2017). A comparison of Reinforcement Based Treatment (RBT) versus RBT plus Recovery Housing (RBT-RH). Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 72, 48-55. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2016.09.001
McCauley, K.L., Shadur. J., Hoffman, E.M., MacPherson, L., & Lejuez, C.W. (2016). Adolescent callous-unemotional traits and parental knowledge as predictors of unprotected sex among youth. Behavior Modification, 40(1-2), 70-96.
Felton, J., Collado, A., Shadur, J., Lejuez, C.W., & MacPherson, L. (2015). Sex differences in self-report and behavioral measures of disinhibition predicting marijuana use across adolescence. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 23(4), 265-274.
Lechner, W.V., Shadur, J.M., Banducci, A.N., Grant, D.M., Morse, M., & Lejuez, C.W. (2014). The mediating role of depression in the relationship between anxiety sensitivity and alcohol dependence. Addictive Behaviors, 39(8), 1243-1248.
Burns, A., Solis, J.M., Shadur, J., & Hussong, A.M. (2013). Comparing psychiatric symptoms among children of substance-abusing parents with different treatment histories. Vulnerable Children & Youth Studies, 8(3), 258-271.
Solis, J.M., Shadur, J., Burns, A.R., & Hussong, A.M. (2012). Understanding the diverse needs of children whose parents abuse substances. Current Drug Abuse Reviews, 5(2), 135-147.
Reimuller, A., Shadur, J., & Hussong, A.M. (2011). Parental social support as a moderator of self-medication in adolescents. Addictive Behaviors, 36(3), 203-208.
2015-2018: Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32-DA039626). "Parent Emotion Socialization and Child Emotion Regulation: Mechanisms of Intergenerational Transmission of Addiction." Agency: NIH (National Institute on Drug Abuse).
2011-2012: Institutional Predoctoral Training Fellowship (T32-HD0007376), The Center for Developmental Science. Agency: NIH (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development).
INTS 316: Introduction to Childhood Studies
PhD in Clinical Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BA in Psychology, Tufts University