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Candice L. Odgers
Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center
Affiliate of the Center for Child and Family Policy
Associate Director of the Center for Child & Family Policy

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Education

Ph.D., University of Virginia (2005)
M.A., Simon Fraser University (2001)
A.B., Simon Fraser University (1999)

 

Candice Odgers and PhD candidate Madeleine George took a close look at seven common fears parents have about teens and mobile devices. Here's what they discovered:

Bio

Candice Odgers is a Professor of Public Policy, Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. Her research focuses on how social inequalities and early adversity influence children’s future health and well-being, with an emphasis on how new technologies, including mobile phones and web-based tools, can be used to understand and improve the lives of young people.

Odgers was a William T. Grant Scholar and the recipient of early career awards from the American Psychological Association, the Society for Research in Child Development, the Royal Society of Canada, and the Association for Psychological Science. In 2015 she was awarded the Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest Early Career Award and, in 2016, the Jacobs Foundation Advanced Research Fellowship.

Her research appears in journals such as the American Journal of Psychiatry, American Psychologist, Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, Psychological Bulletin and Psychological Science and has been covered by news outlets such as the Economist, Huffington Post, New Scientist, London Times, US News and World Report and Washington Post. Additional information about her ongoing work can be found at adaptlab.org.