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Cicchetti

Dante Cicchetti

McKnight Presidential Chair, William Harris Professor of Child Development and Psychiatry
Ph.D., 1977, University of Minnesota

Institute of Child Development
102 ChDev

51 E River Parkway
cicchett@umn.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Developmental psychopathology, child maltreatment, domestic violence, developmental neuroscience, gene-environment interplay, epigenetics, mood disorders, personality disorders, Multilevel Randomized Control Trial (RCT) preventive interventions to inform developmental theory, genetic and epigenetic moderation of intervention outcome.

Professor Cicchetti's major research interests lie in the formulation of an integrative developmental theory that can account for both normal and abnormal forms of ontogenesis. His work has several foci: 1) a multiple levels of analysis developmental psychopathology perspective; 2) the developmental consequences of child maltreatment; 3) neural plasticity and sensitive periods; 4) the impact of traumatic experiences upon brain development; 5) the biology and psychology of unipolar and bipolar mood disorders; 6) the study of attachment relations and representational models of the self and its disorders across the life span; 7) multilevel perspectives on resilience; 8) multilevel evaluations of Randomized Control Trial (RCT) interventions for depressed and maltreated children and adolescents; and 9) epigenetics.

Cicchetti holds a joint appointment in the University of Minnesota Medical School’s psychiatry department. He holds the McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair and the William Harris Endowed Chair. He is also the research director in the area of child mental health at the university’s Institute for Translational Research (ITR).

Before joining the college, Cicchetti was the Shirley Cox Kearns Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester, N.Y. Cicchetti received a doctorate in clinical psychology and child development from the University of Minnesota Department of Psychology and Institute of Child Development in 1977. He was on the faculty of Harvard University where he served as the Norman Tishman Associate Professor of Psychology until he left for the University of Rochester in 1985. At Rochester, Cicchetti launched four major initiatives that have defined and established developmental psychopathology and directed Mt. Hope Family Center for over 20 years.

He has received a number of awards, including several honors from the American Psychological Association (APA). In 1983, shortly after beginning his faculty position at Harvard, Cicchetti received the Boyd McCandless Award for his early distinguished contributions to the field of Developmental Psychology. In 1999, he received both the APA Distinguished Contributions to Research in Clinical Child Psychology Award and the Nicholas Hobbs Award for Significant Contributions to Child Advocacy and Social Policy. He also received the APA Senior Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest (2004). Finally, he has received three of the highest honors of the Developmental Division of the APA: the G. Stanley Hall Award for Significant Lifetime Contributions to Developmental Psychology (2005); the Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contributions to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society (2006); and the Mentorship Award (2008).  In addition, he received the Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Child Development Award from the Society for Research in Child Development and was bestowed the honor of Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), both in 2011. He is the recipient of the 2012 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize and the Association for Psychological Science’s 2014 James McKeen Cattell Lifetime Achievement Award for Applied Research. In 2015, Cicchetti was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, one of the most prestigious honorary societies in the nation, and a leading center for independent policy research.

Selected Publications

  1. [Current and former student names are in bold typeface] 

    In preparation

    Roisman, G. I. & Cicchetti, D. & (Eds.) (in preparation). Attachment in the Context of Atypical Caregiving: Harnessing Insights from a Developmental Psychopathology Perspective [Special Issue]. Development and Psychopathology.

    Submitted

    Laufer, A. S., Handley, E. D., Cicchetti, D., & Rogosch, F. A. (submitted). Patterns of trauma exposure among low income children with and without histories of child maltreatment. Child Maltreatment.

    Sturge-Apple, M. L., Nye, K. N., Davies, P. T., Cicchetti, D., & Ripple, M. X. (submitted). Poverty and children’s delay of gratification: Sometimes a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

    (in press)

    Almy, B. & Cicchetti, D. (Ed), (in press). Developmental Cascades. In M. Bornstein (Ed.). SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

    Beauchaine, T. P. & Cicchetti, D. (Eds) (in press). Mechanisms of comorbidity, continuity, and discontinuity in psychopathology [Special Issue]. Development and Psychopathology.

    Beauchaine, T. P. & Cicchetti, D. (Eds) (in press). Editorial: Mechanisms of comorbidity, continuity, and discontinuity in psychopathology [Special Issue]. Development and Psychopathology.

    Cicchetti, D. (in press). A multilevel developmental approach to the prevention of psychopathology in children and adolescents. In J. N. Butcher, J. Hooley & P. D. Kendall (Eds.). APA Handbook of Psychopathology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Books.

    Cicchetti, D. (Ed.) (in press). Epigenetics: Development, Psychopathology, Resilience, and Preventive Intervention. [Special Section]. Development and Psychopathology.

    Cicchetti, D., Hetzel, S., Rogosch, F.A., Handley, E.D., & Toth, S.L. (in press, 2016). DNA methylation: Mothers with major depressive disorder and 12-month old offspring. Development and Psychopathology.

    Cicchetti, D., Hetzel, S., Rogosch, F.A, Handley, E.D., & Toth, S.L. (in press, 2016). Epigenetic mechanisms of physical disease and mental illness risk: Illustration from the study of maltreatment. Development and Psychopathology.

    Cicchetti, D., & Rogosch, F. A., (in press). A Developmental Psychopathology Perspective on Substance Use: Illustrations from Research of Child Maltreatment. In H. Fitzgerald & L. Puttler (Eds.) Developmental Perspectives of Alcohol and other Additions over the Life Span: A Festschrift in Honor of Robert A. Zucker. Michigan State University.

    Cicchetti D., & Toth, S. L. (in press). Using the Science of Developmental Psychopathology to Inform Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. In A, E, Kazdin & J. R. Weisz (Eds). Evidence-Based Psychotherapies for Children and Adolescents, The Guilford Press.

    Doyle, C., & Cicchetti, D. (in press). Child Maltreatment. In Marc H. Bornstein (Ed.) SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

    Doyle, C., & Cicchetti, D. (in press). From the cradle to the grave: The effects of adverse caregiving environments on attachment relationships throughout the lifespan. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice.

    Guild, D. J., Toth, S. L., Handley, E. D., Rogosch, F. A., & Cicchetti, D. (in press). Attachment security mediates the longitudinal association between child-parent psychotherapy and peer relations for toddlers of depressed mothers. Development and Psychopathology.

    LaBella, M. H. & Cicchetti, D. (in press). Developmental Psychopathology. In Amy E. Wenzel (Ed.) SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

    Martin, M. J., Davies, P. T., Cummings, E. M., & Cicchetti, D. (in press). The mediating roles of cortisol reactivity and executive functioning difficulties in the pathways between childhood histories of emotional insecurity and adolescent school problems. Development and Psychopathology.

    Roisman, G.I., Rogosch, F.A., Cicchetti, D., Groh, A.M., Haltigan, J.D., Haydon, K.C., Holland, A.S., & Steele, R.D. (in press). Adult Attachment Interview states of mind and inferred childhood experiences in maltreated and comparison adolescents from low income families. Development and Psychopathology.

  2. 2016

    Cicchetti, D. (2016). A multilevel developmental psychopathology systems perspective on depression. In T. Frodl (Ed.), Systems Neuroscience in Depression, pp. 3-28. San Diego: Elsevier: Academic Press.

    Cicchetti, D. (Ed.) (2016). Developmental Psychopathology (Vol. 1, Theory and Method, 3rd ed.). New York: Wiley.

    Cicchetti, D. (Ed.) (2016). Developmental Psychopathology (Vol. 2, Developmental Neuroscience, 3rd ed.). New York: Wiley.

    Cicchetti, D. (Ed.) (2016). Developmental Psychopathology (Vol. 3, Maladaptation and Psychopathology, 3rd ed.). New York: Wiley.

    Cicchetti, D. (Ed.) (2016). Developmental Psychopathology (Vol. 4, Risk, Resilience, and Intervention, 3rd ed.). New York: Wiley.

    Cicchetti, D., (2016). Epigenetics by Professor Lyle Armstrong. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 91(2), 221-222.

    Cicchetti, D. (2016). Socioemotional, Personality, and Biological Development: Illustrations from a multilevel developmental psychopathology perspective on child maltreatment. Annual Review of Psychology, 67: 187-211. doi: 10.1146/annurev-psych-122414-033259

    Cicchetti, D. (2016). Understanding developmental pathways from adversity to maladaptation, psychopathology, or resilience. Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Spring, 27-28.

    Cicchetti, D., & Doyle, C. (2016). Child maltreatment, attachment and psychopathology: Mediating relations. World Psychiatry, 15(2), 89-90. PMCID: PMC4911777

    Cicchetti, D., & Toth, S. L. (2016). Child maltreatment and developmental psychopathology: A multilevel perspective. In D. Cicchetti (Ed.), Developmental Psychopathology, 3rd Ed. (Vol. 3, Maladaptation and Psychopathology) (pp. 457-512). New York: Wiley.

    Cicchetti, D., Toth, S. L., Nilsen, W. J., & Manly, J. T. (2016). What do we know and why does it matter? The dissemination of evidence-based interventions for child maltreatment. In K. Durkin & H. R. Schaffer (Eds.), The Wiley Handbook of Developmental Psychology in Practice: Implementation and Impact, (pp. 369-406). Oxford: Blackwell.

    Davies, P. T., Martin, M. J., Sturge-Apple, M. L., Ripple, M. T. & Cicchetti, D. (2016). The distinctive sequelae of children’s coping with interparental conflict: Testing the reformulated emotional security theory. Developmental Psychology, 52(10), 1646-1665. doi/10.1037/dev0000170

    Koss, K. J., Cummings, E. M., Davies, P. T., Hetzel, S. R., & Cicchetti, D. (2016). Harsh parenting and serotonin transporter and BDNF polymorphisms as predictors of adolescent depressive symptoms. Journal of Research on Adolescence. doi/10.1080/15374416.2016.1220311

    Leve, L. D. & Cicchetti, D. (2016). Longitudinal Transactional Models of Development and Psychopathology. Development and Psychopathology, 28(3), 621-2. doi: 10.1017/S0954579416000201.

    Leve, L. D. & Cicchetti, D. (Eds.) (2016). Longitudinal Transactional Models of Development and Psychopathology [Special Issue]. Development and Psychopathology.

    Masten, A. S. & Cicchetti, D. (2016). Resilience in Development: Progress and Transformation. In D. Cicchetti (Ed.), Developmental Psychopathology (Vol. 4, Risk, Resilience, and Intervention, 3rd ed.) (pp. 271-333). New York: Wiley.

    Sturge-Apple, M. L., Davies, P. T., Cicchetti, D., Hentges, R. F., & Coe, J. L. (2016). Family instability and children’s effortful control in the context of poverty: Sometimes a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Development and Psychopathology, 28(3), doi:10.1017/S0954579416000407

    Sturge-Apple, M. L., Suor, J. H., Davies, P. T., Cicchetti, D., Skibo, M. A. & Rogosch, F. A., (2016). Vagal tone and children’s delay of gratification: Differential sensitivity across resource poor and resource rich environments. Psychological Science. Apr 26. pii: 0956797616640269. PMCID: PMC4980149

    Thibodeau, E. L., August, G. J., Cicchetti, D., & Symons, F. J. (2016). Application of environmental sensitivity theories in personalized prevention for youth substance abuse: A transdisciplinary translational perspective. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 6(1), 81-89. doi:10.1007/s13142-015-0374-4 PMCID: PMC4807189

    VanZomeren-Dohm, A., Xu, X., Thibodeau, E., & Cicchetti, D. (2016). Child maltreatment and vulnerability to externalizing spectrum disorders. In T. Beauchaine & S. Hinshaw (Eds.). Oxford Handbook of Externalizing Spectrum Disorders. (pp. 267-285). New York: Oxford University Press.

    Yaylaci, F. T., Cicchetti, D., Rogosch, F. A., & Bulut, O., & Hetzel, S. R. (2016). The Interactive Effects of Child Maltreatment and the FKBP5-Gene on Dissociative Symptoms. Development and Psychopathology

  3. 2015

    Cicchetti, D. (Ed.) (2015). Neural plasticity, sensitive periods, and psychopathology. [Special Issue]. Development and Psychopathology, 27, 319-648.

    Cicchetti, D. (2015). Preventive intervention efficacy, development, and neural plasticity. Journal of the Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 54(2), 83-85. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaac.2014.11.006.

    Cicchetti, D., (2015). Reflections on Carroll Izard’s contributions: Influences on diverse scientific disciplines and personal recollections. Emotion Review. 7. 104-109. doi:10.1177/1754073914554781.

    Cicchetti, D., Handley, E. D., & Rogosch, F. A. (2015). Child maltreatment, inflammation, and internalizing symptoms: Investigating the roles of C-Reactive Protein, gene variation and neuroendocrine regulation. Development and Psychopathology, 27, 553-66. PMCID: PMC443869

    Cicchetti, D., & Toth, S. L. (2015). Child Maltreatment.  In M. Lamb (Ed.), Handbook of child psychology and developmental science, 7th ed., Vol. 3: Socioemotional process. (pp. 513-63). New York: Wiley.

    Cicchetti, D., Toth, S. L., & Handley, E. D. (2015). Genetic moderation of interpersonal psychotherapy efficacy for low-income mothers with major depressive disorder: Implications for differential susceptibility. Development and Psychopathology. 27(1), 19-35. PMCID: PMC4381349

    Cowell, R. A. Cicchetti, D, Rogosch, F. A. & Toth, S. L. (2015). Childhood maltreatment and its effect on neurocognitive functioning: Chronicity and timing matter. Development and Psychopathology. 27, 521-33. PMCID: PMC4443870

    Davies, P. T., Cicchetti, D., & Hentges, R. F. (2015). Maternal unresponsiveness and child disruptive problems: The interplay of uninhibited temperament and dopamine transporter genes. Child Development. 86(1), 63-79. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12281

    Narayan, A., Cicchetti, D., Rogosch, F., & Toth, S. L. (2015). Interrelations of maternal expressed emotion, maltreatment, and separation/divorce and links to family conflict and children’s externalizing behavior. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 43(2). 217-228. doi: 10.1007/s10802-014-9911-8. PMCID:PMC4300279.

    Suor, J. H., Sturge-Apple, M. L., Davies, P.T., Cicchetti, D., & Manning, L. G. (2015). Tracing differential pathways of risk: Associations among family adversity, cortisol, and cognitive functioning in childhood. Child Development, 86(4), 1142-1158.

  4. 2014

    Cicchetti, D. & Murray-Close, D. (Eds.) (2014). The Legacy of Dr. Nicki R. Crick [Special Issue]. Development and Psychopathology, 26, 557-877.

    Cicchetti, D. & Rogosch, F. A. (2014). Genetic moderation of child maltreatment effects on depression and internalizing symptoms by 5-HTTLPR, BDNF, NET, and CRHR1 genes in African-American children. Development and Psychopathology. (came from notes of DC from in press)

    Cicchetti, D., Rogosch, F. A., Hecht, K. F., Crick, N. R., & Hetzel, S. (2014). Moderation of maltreatment effects on childhood borderline personality symptoms by gender and oxytocin receptor and FK506 binding protein 5 genes. Development and Psychopathology, 26(3), 831-849. doi: 10.1017/S095457941400042X

    Davies, P. T., & Cicchetti, D. (2014). How and why does the 5-HTTLPR gene moderate associations between maternal unresponsiveness and children’s problems? Child Development, 85(2), 484-500. doi: 10.111/cdev.12148

    Markant, J., Cicchetti, D., Hetzel, S., & Thomas, K. M. (2014). Contributions of COMT Val158 Met to Cognitive Flexibility in Infancy. Developmental Science. 17(3). 396-411. Doi: 10.1111/desc. 12128.

    Markant, J., Cicchetti, D., Hetzel, S., & Thomas, K. M. (2014). The relationship of dopaminergic polymorphisms to spatial attention during infancy. Developmental Psychology.  50, 360-369.

    2013

    Cicchetti, D. (2013). Resilient functioning in maltreated children: Past, present, and future perspectives. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 54, 402-422.

    Curtis, W. J., & Cicchetti, D. (2013). Affective facial expression processing in 15 month-old infants who have experienced maltreatment: An event-related potential study. Child Maltreatment, 18, 140-154.

    Davies, P. T., Cicchetti, D., Hentges, R. F., & Sturge-Apple, M. L. (2013). The genetic precursors and the advantageous and disadvantageous sequelae of inhibited temperament: An evolutionary perspective. Developmental Psychology, 49, 2285-2300. doi: 10.1037/a0032312

    Kim-Spoon, J., Rogosch, F. A., & Cicchetti, D. (2013). A longitudinal study of emotion regulation, emotion lability/negativity, and internalizing symptomatology in maltreated and nonmaltreated children. Child Development, 84, 297-312.

    Pickreign Stronach, E., Toth, S. L., Rogosch, F. A., & Cicchetti, D. (2013). Preventive interventions and sustained attachment security in maltreated children: A 12-month follow-up of a randomized controlled trial. Development and Psychopathology, 26, 919-930.

    Toth, S. L., Gravener-Davis, J. A., Guild, D. J., & Cicchetti, D. (2013). Relational interventions for child maltreatment: Past, present, & future perspectives. Development and Psychopathology, 25(4pt2). 1601-1617. doi: 10.1017/S0954579413000795

    2012

    Alink, L. R. A., Cicchetti, D., Kim, J., & Rogosch, F. A. (2012). Longitudinal associations among child maltreatment, social functioning, and cortisol regulation. Developmental Psychology, 48, 224-236. doi: 10.1037/a0024892. PMCID: PMC3400182.

    Cicchetti, D., & Rogosch, F. A. (2012). Gene by Environment interaction and resilience: Effects of child maltreatment and serotonin, corticotropin releasing hormone, dopamine, and oxytocin genes. Development and Psychopathology, 24, 411-427.

    Cicchetti, D., Rogosch, F. A., & Thibodeau, E. L. (2012). The effects of child maltreatment on early signs of antisocial behavior: Genetic moderation by Tryptophan Hydroxylase, Serotonin Transporter, and Monoamine Oxidase-A-Genes. Development and Psychopathology, 24, 907-928.

    Dackis, M. N., Rogosch, F. A., Oshri, A., & Cicchetti, D. (2012). The role of limbic system irritability in linking history of childhood maltreatment and psychiatric outcomes in low-income, high-risk women: Moderation by FKBP5. Development and Psychopathology, 24, 1237–1252.

    Grigorenko, E. L., & Cicchetti, D. (Eds.) (2012). The contribution of genetic/genomic sciences to developmental psychopathology [Special Issue]. Development and Psychopathology, 24, 1157-1451.

    Sturge-Apple, M. L., Cicchetti, D., Davies, P. T., & Suor, J. H. (2012). Differential susceptibility in spillover between interparental conflict and maternal parenting: Evidence for OXTR and 5-HTT genes. Journal of Family Psychology, 26, 431-442.

    2011

    Cicchetti, D., Rogosch, F. A., & Oshri, A. (2011). Interactive effects of corticotropin releasing hormone receptor 1, serotonin transporter linked polymorphic region, and child maltreatment on diurnal cortisol regulation and internalizing symptomatology. Development and Psychopathology, 23, 1125-1138.   

    Cicchetti, D., Rogosch, F. A., & Toth, S. L. (2011). The effects of child maltreatment and polymorphisms of the serotonin transporter and dopamine D4 receptor genes on infant attachment and intervention efficacy. Development and Psychopathology, 23, 357-372.

    Cicchetti, D., Rogosch, F. A., Toth, S. L., & Sturge-Apple, M. L. (2011). Normalizing the development of cortisol regulation in maltreated infants through preventive interventions. Development and Psychopathology, 23, 789-800.

    Rogosch, F. A., Dackis, M. N., & Cicchetti, D. (2011).  Child maltreatment and allostatic load: Consequences for physical and mental health in children from low-income families. Development and Psychopathology, 23, 1107-1124.

    Toth, S. L., Pickreign Stronach, E., Rogosch, F. A., Caplan, R., & Cicchetti, D. (2011). Illogical thinking and thought disorder in maltreated children. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 50, 659-668.

    2010

    Cicchetti, D., Rogosch, F. A., Gunnar, M. R., & Toth, S. L. (2010). The differential impacts of early abuse on internalizing problems and diurnal cortisol activity in school-aged children. Child Development, 25, 252-269.

    Cicchetti, D., Rogosch, F. A., Howe, M. L., & Toth, S. L. (2010). The effects of maltreatment on neuroendocrine regulation and memory performance. Child Development, 81(5), 1504-1519.

    Miklowitz, D. J., & Cicchetti, D. (Eds.) (2010). Bipolar disorder: A developmental psychopathology approach.  New York: Guilford.

    Rogosch, F. A., Oshri, A., & Cicchetti, D. (2010). From child maltreatment to adolescent cannabis abuse and dependence: A developmental cascade model. Development and Psychopathology, 22, 883-897.

  5. 2009

    Cicchetti, D., & Toth, S. L. (2009). A developmental psychopathology perspective on adolescent depression. In S. Nolen-Hoeksema & L. Hilt (Eds.) Handbook of Adolescent Depression (pp. 3-31). New York: Taylor & Francis.

    Cicchetti, D., & Toth, S. L. (2009). The past achievements and future promises of developmental psychopathology: The coming of age of a discipline. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 50, 16-25.

    Toth, S. L., Rogosch, F. A., Sturge-Apple, M., & Cicchetti, D. (2009).  Maternal depression, children’s attachment security, and representational development: An organizational perspective. Child Development, 80, 192-208. NIHMS88728, PMC 88728.

    2008

    Cicchetti, D., & Gunnar, M. R. (2008). Integrating biological processes into the design and evaluation of preventive interventions. Development and Psychopathology, 20(3), 737-743.

    Thomas, K., & Cicchetti, D. (Eds.) (2008). Imaging brain systems in normality and psychopathology [Special Issue]. Development and Psychopathology, 20(4), 1023-1349.

    2006

    Cicchetti, D., & Cohen, D. J. (Eds.). (2006). Developmental psychopathology: Theory and method (Vol. 1, 2, 3, 2nd ed.). New York: Wiley.

    Cicchetti, D., & Curtis, W. J. (2006). The developing brain and neural plasticity: Implications for normality, psychopathology, and resilience. In D. Cicchetti & D. J. Cohen (Eds.), Developmental psychopathology: Developmental neuroscience (Vol. 2, 2nd ed., pp. 1-64). New York: Wiley.

    2003

    Curtis, W. J., & Cicchetti, D. (2003). Moving research on resilience into the 21st century: Theoretical and methodological considerations in examining the biological contributors to resilience. Development and Psychopathology, 15, 773-810.

    2002

    Cicchetti, D. (2002). The impact of social experience on neurobiological systems: Illustration from a constructivist view of child maltreatment. Cognitive Development, 17, 1407-1428.

    Cicchetti, D. (2002). How a child builds a brain: Insights from normality and psychopathology. In W. Hartup & R. Weinberg (Eds.), Minnesota symposia on child psychology: Child psychology in retrospect and prospect (Vol. 32, pp. 23-71). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.