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 cheatham Cheatham, Carol L.
Associate Professor

216 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270500 Laureate Way
Room 1101
Kannapolis, NC 28081

Email:  carol_cheatham@unc.edu
Phone UNC Office: 919-843-5020
Phone NRI Office: 704-250-5010
Areas of Research: Individual differences in cognitive and social behavior as they relate to nutrition and nutrigenomics, utilizing both electrophysiological (high-density ERPs) and behavioral methodology.
Links: Website

martha cox Cox, Martha J.
Professor and Director of Research Services

215 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  martha_cox@unc.edu
Phone: 919-966-3509
Areas of Research: Family processes, child social and emotional development, lifespan research, children’s early environments and linkages (i.e. family, daycare, school).
Links:  FPG and Durham Child Study

 gariepy Gariepy, Jean Louis
Associate Professor 

227 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  lgariepy@email.unc.edu
Phone: 919-962-2392
Areas of Research: Development and evolution of social behavior, biological and behavioral aspects of social adaptation.

 kurtz-costes Kurtz-Costes, Beth
Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

221 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  bkcostes@email.unc.edu
Phone: 919-962-4137
Areas of Research: The development of children’s achievement-related beliefs and motivation.
Links: Website

Dr. Kurtz-Costes is not accepting a graduate student for the 2015-2016 academic year.

 ornstein Ornstein, Peter A.
F. Stuart Chapin Distinguished Professor and Director of Developmental Psychology

222 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  pao@unc.edu
Phone: 919-962-4138
Areas of Research: Cognitive development, development of memory and learning.
Links: Website

 reznick Reznick, J. Steven
Professor

218 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  reznick@unc.edu
Phone: 919-962-9720
Areas of Research: Infant and toddler cognitive development (e.g., memory, attention, & language); early development of autism; and influence of nutrition on development.
Links: Website

 shanahan Shanahan, Lilly
Assistant Professor

214 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  lilly_shanahan@unc.edu
Phone:  919-843-6985
Areas of Research:  The development of depression and anxiety from childhood to young adulthood; integrating models of psychosocial (e.g., family dysfunction, poverty, life events) and biological risk factors (e.g., inflammation, ANS reactivity); sex differences in the development of psychopathology.
Links:  Website

Dr. Shanahan will be accepting a new Developmental Psychology graduate student for the 2015-16 academic year.