Director

Amelia M. Arria received a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University, a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and completed post-doctoral training at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Since 2003, she has been the Principal Investigator on the NIDA-funded College Life Study, a longitudinal prospective study of health-risk behaviors among college students. Her research interests include understanding risk and resiliency associated with underage drinking and illicit drug use, investigating the prenatal effects of maternal drug exposure, and translating research findings for parents and families.

Associate Director

Kimberly M. Caldeira received her B.S. in Biology at the College of William and Mary, and a M.S. in Occupational Therapy at Towson University. She has served as Project Director of the College Life Study since 2004. Her research interests encompass many aspects of health promotion in young adulthood, with a special focus on understanding problems related to substance use, mental health, and sexual risk behaviors.

Director of Operations

Kathryn B. Vincent Carr received her B.A. in Sociology from Wake Forest University, and a M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has worked on the College Life Study and Dr. Arria's other projects since 2004. Any requests for information about the center or available publications should be sent to kvincent@umd.edu.

Research Faculty

Angie L. Barrall received her B.S. in Community Health and B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is currently seeking her M.P.H. in Epidemiology from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has worked with CYAHD since 2013 serving as Recruitment Coordinator for the College Life Study and Project Director on several projects, including the Parent Support Network Evaluation. She is currently the Project Director of the Emerging Drug Trends project.

Brittany A. Bugbee received her B.A. in Spanish, B.S. in Community Health, and M.P.H. in Community Health from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has worked with CYAHD since 2010 serving as Recruitment Coordinator for the College Life Study and Project Director on several projects, including the AARC evaluation. She is currently the Project Director of the Woodlawn Study.

Katie A. Hippen received her B.S. in Family Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a M.A. in Sociology from Georgia State University. She is currently seeking her M.S. in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has been a part of the CYAHD team since 2010.

Malinda H. Kennedy received her B.A from Brown University, her MPH from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, and her ScD from the Harvard University School of Public Health. She is the Project Director for the Maryland Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking and Related Problems.

Mallory E. Oludemi received her B.S. in Mathematics and Secondary Education from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is currently seeking her M.A. in Adult and Community Education at Ball State University. She is the Project Coordinator for the Central East TTC grants.

Lauren C. Stern received her M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland, College Park and her B.A. in Criminology and Psychology from the University of Miami. She has been a part of the CYAHD team since 2008.

Affiliate Faculty

Hannah Allen, Post-Doc, Penn State University

Ken Beck, Professor, Department of Behavioral and Community Health

Kerry Green, Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral and Community Health

Donna Howard, Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral and Community Health

Devon Payne-Sturges, Assistant Professor, Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health

CYAHD Research Assistants

Maya Deane-Polyak is an graduate student pursuing a MPH in health equity.

Shelby Goodwin is a master's student, studying clinical psychological science.

Stephanie Lizzo is an undergraduate student pursuing a dual degree in Biological Sciences and Economics.

Christina Parisi is a MPH student at Yale.

Abbie Wikner is a senior undergraduate student pursuing a B.A. in Anthropology.