Frances L Wang, PhD
Education & Training
- Wang FL, Pedersen SL, Devlin B, Gnagy E, Pelham WE & Molina BSG. (in press). Heterogeneous trajectories of problematic alcohol use, depressive symptoms, and their co-occurrence in young adults with and without childhood ADHD. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/ 10.1007/s10802-020-00675-y
- Wang FL, Galan CA, Lemery-Chalfant K, Wilson W, & Shaw DS. (2020). Evidence for two genetically-distinct pathways to co-occurring internalizing and externalizing problems in adolescence that are characterized by negative affectivity or behavioral inhibition. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/abn0000525.
- Wang FL, Chassin L, Bates JE, Dick D, Lansford J, Pettit GS & Dodge KA. (2018). Serotonin functioning and adolescents alcohol use: A genetically informed study examining mechanisms of risk. Development and Psychopathology, 30(1):213-233. doi: 10.1017/S095457941700058X
- Wang FL, Pandika D, Chassin L, Lee M & King K. (2016). Testing the relations among family disorganization, delay discounting and adolescent alcohol use: A genetically-informed study. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 40(4), 846-856. doi: 10.1111/acer.12999
- Wang FL, Chassin L, Eisenberg N & Spinrad T. (2015). Effortful control and adolescent antisocial/aggressive behaviors and depressive symptoms: Co-occurrence and moderation by impulsivity. Child Development, 86(6), 1812-1829. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12406
The Interaction Between Infant Negative Emotionality and Cognition Predicts ADHD-Related Behaviors in Toddlerhood
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a highly prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder. Children with ADHD followed to adulthood have been found to have lifelong impairments in educational, occupational, and interpersonal domains even if symptoms subside. ADHD is commonly identified in childhood, and affective and cognitive characteristics that are identifiable in infancy could be signals of risk for...
Pitt Psychiatry Hosts a Tremendous Research “Half” Day
On June 9, 2021, the Department of Psychiatry held its 2nd virtual Research Day, featuring presentations on health equity research, a speed dat(a)ing session, a keynote address, and honors and awards. The event was billed as a Research “Half” Day, as we hope and expect for the second half of the event, a poster session, to occur in person. (Date: October 5, 2021. Stay tuned to our events page for details!) Below is...
A Continued Bright Future for Department Research: Recently Funded K Awards for Early-Career Pitt Psychiatry Investigators
This fall, early-career investigators in our Department have initiated several innovative National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded K-series career development research projects. We are proud to count these young scientists among the newest members of our faculty and anticipate that their research on psychiatric and substance use disorders will contribute much to the bright future of research in our field. Below...
From the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology: Heterogeneous Trajectories of Problematic Alcohol Use, Depressive Symptoms, and their Co-Occurrence in Young Adults with and without Childhood ADHD
Are individuals who experience childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at greater risk for co-occurring problematic alcohol use and depressive symptoms in adulthood? In a recent study, researchers including Pitt Psychiatry investigators Frances Wang, PhD, Sarah Pedersen, PhD, Bernie Devlin, PhD, and Brooke Molina, PhD, examined heterogeneity among those with childhood ADHD that could be associated...