Jennifer Hays-Grudo, PhD

Director, Center for Integrative Research in Childhood Adversity

  • 9144 Citations
  • 23 h-Index
19982019
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Research Interests

Jennifer Hays-Grudo, PhD, is a Regents professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Center for Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University. She is the Director and Principal Investigator of the Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Adversity (CIRCA), an $11.3M, five-year, NIH-funded center grant that coordinates research studies on the effects of trauma and poverty on children’s health and development. From 2008 to 2013, she was a George Kaiser Family Foundation Chair in Community Medicine at OU-Tulsa, where she led the Tulsa Children’s Project, a highly integrated set of interventions to reduce the effects of intergenerational poverty and adversity.  Before coming to Oklahoma, she was on the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where she led the Office of Health Promotion, and conducted NIH-funded research on the effects of the family on behavior and health. With Dr. Amanda Morris, she is the co-author of A developmental perspective on overcoming adversity, to be published summer 2019 by American Psychological Press, and is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Adversity and Resilience (Springer), first volume to be published March, 2020.

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Research Output 1998 2019

  • 9144 Citations
  • 23 h-Index
  • 34 Article
  • 6 Comment/debate
  • 3 Chapter
  • 1 Review article

Adverse childhood experiences, parenting, and child executive function

Treat, A. E., Morris, A., Williamson, A. C., Hays-Grudo, J. & Laurin, D., 12 May 2019, In : Early Child Development and Care. 189, 6, p. 926-937 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Executive Function
Parenting
Short-Term Memory
Aptitude
Caregivers
Self Efficacy
Social Support
Parenting
Mothers
Depression

Integrating research and theory on early relationships to guide intervention and prevention

Morris, A., Treat, A., Hays-Grudo, J., Chesher, T., Williamson, A. C. & Mendez, J., 1 Jan 2019, Building Early Social and Emotional Relationships with Infants and Toddlers: Integrating Research and Practice. Springer International Publishing, p. 1-25 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

infant
Mental Health
mental health
Research
childhood

Tulsa children’s project: Applying evidence-based interventions in early childhood settings

Hays-Grudo, J., Slocum, R., Root, J. D., Bosler, C. & Morris, A., 1 Jan 2019, Building Early Social and Emotional Relationships with Infants and Toddlers: Integrating Research and Practice. Springer International Publishing, p. 277-303 27 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

childhood
Poverty
Health Promotion
Administrative Personnel
Curriculum
1 Citation (Scopus)

Parents’ adverse childhood experiences and current relationships with their young children: the role of executive function

Guss, S. S., Morris, A., Bosler, C., Castle, S. L., Hays-Grudo, J., Horm, D. M. & Treat, A., 1 Jan 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Early Child Development and Care.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Executive Function
Parents
Aptitude