Lia Ahonen, PhD

Lia Ahonen, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

Social Work/Psychology, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Orebro University
Criminology, University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests

Juvenile delinquency, development & persistence; Serious violent offending; Mental disorders & violence (e.g. gun violence)
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Ahonen L, Fitzgerald D, Klingensmith K & Farrington DP. (2020). Criminal career duration: Predictability from self-reports and official records.. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health. Accepted for publication, May 2020. DOI: 10.1002/cbm.2152
  2. Loeber R. Clark DB, Ahonen L, FitzGerald D, Trucco EM. & Zucker RA. (2018). A brief validated screen to identify boys and girls at risk for early marijuana use. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 32, 23-29.
  3. Jennings WG, Loeber R, Ahonen L, Piquero AR & Farrington DP. (2018). An examination of developmental patterns of chronic offending from self-report records and official data: Evidence from the Pittsburgh Girls Study (PGS). Journal of Criminal Justice, 55, 71-79.
  4. Ahonen L, Loeber R & Brent D. (2017). The association between serious mental health problems and violence: Some common assumptions and misconceptions. Published online August 23. Trauma, Violence, and Abuse. doi.org/10.1177/1524838017726423.

Clinical Interests

Addiction and psychological trauma

Education Interests

Motivational interviewing; Behavioral medicine