Christine McCauley Ohannessian

Professor, Dept of Pediatrics and Psychiatry- UConn School of Medicine

Research Professor (joint appointment), Human Development and Family Sciences- Storrs campus


 

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Educational Background:

Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychiatry, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University
M.S., Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University
B.A., Psychology, University of Massachusetts

 

Research Interests:

Adolescent and Emerging Adult…
• Internalizing Disorders
• Substance Use
• Social Media Use

 

Research Project Websites:

https://adolescentadjustmentproject.org
https://pandaresearchproject.org/
https://balanceresearchproject.org/

 

Editorial Work (current):

    • Associate Editor, The Journal of Early Adolescence
    • Associate Editor, Emerging Adulthood
    • Field Editor, Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
    • Assistant Editor, Journal of Adolescence
    • Editorial Boards:

o Journal of Youth and Adolescence
o Adolescent Research Review
o Journal of Marriage and Family
o Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

 

Editor, Special Journal Issues:
Ohannessian, C. M., & De Los, Reyes, A. (Eds.). (2016). Special Issue: Discrepancies in adolescent-parent perceptions of the family and adolescent adjustment. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45(11).

Ohannessian, C. M., Boyd, M., & Kirsh, S. (Eds.). (2014). Special Issue: Media and youth development: An overview of issues, theory and research. Journal of Youth Development: Bridging Research & Practice, 9(1).

 

Selected Publications:

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*Simpson, E., Vannucci, A., Lincoln, C., & Ohannessian, C. M. (in press). Perceived stress moderates the impact of internalizing symptoms on family functioning during early adolescence. Journal of Early Adolescence.

*Simpson, E., Lincoln, C., & Ohannessian, C. M. (in press). Does adolescent anxiety moderate the relationship between adolescent-parent communication and adolescent coping? Journal of Child and Family Studies.

Kaminer, Y., Ohannessian, C. M., & Burke, R. (2019). Retention and treatment outcome of youth with cannabis use disorder referred by the legal system. Adolescent Psychiatry, 9(1), 4-10. https://doi.org/10.2174/2210676608666181102145040

*Vannucci, A., & Ohannessian, C. M. (2019). Social media use subgroups differentially predict psychosocial well-being during early adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 48. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-019-01060-9

*Klinck, M., Vannucci, A., & Ohannessian, C. M. (2019). Bidirectional relationships between school connectedness and internalizing symptoms during early adolescence. Journal of Early Adolescence, 1-33. https://doi.org/10.1177/0272431619858401

*Ohannessian, C. M., & Vannucci, A. (2019). A closer examination of the temporal relationship between self-competence and depressive symptoms during early adolescence. Journal of Early Adolescence, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1177/0272431619847527

*Vannucci, A., Finan, L., Ohannessian, C.M., Tennen, H., De Los Reyes, A., & Liu, S. (2019). Protective factors associated with daily affective reactivity and instability during adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 48(4), 771-787.

Kaminer, Y., Ohannessian, C. M., & Burke, R. H. (2019) Goal commitment predicts cannabis use for adolescents in treatment, Substance Abuse. https://doi.org/10.1080/08897077.2019.1573207

*Pantaleao, A., & Ohannessian, C. M. (2018). Does coping mediate the relationship between adolescent-parent communication and adolescent internalizing symptoms? Journal of Child and Family Studies. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-018-1289-8

De Los Reyes, A., Ohannessian, C. M., & Racz, S. (2018). Discrepancies among adolescent and parent reports about family relationships. Child Development Perspectives. https://doi.org.10.1111/cdep.12306

Finan, L. J., Ohannessian, C. M., & Gordon, M. S. (2018). Trajectories of depressive symptoms from adolescence to emerging adulthood: The influence of parents, peers, and siblings. Developmental Psychology, 54(8), 1555-1567. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0000543

Ohannessian, C. M., & Vannucci, A. (2018). Technology use typologies and psychological adjustment during adolescence. Youth & Society, 1-24. https://doi.org/10.1177/0044118X18785089

*Vannucci, A., Ohannessian, C. M., & Gagnon, S. (2018). Use of multiple social media platforms in relation to psychological functioning in emerging adults. Emerging Adulthood. https://doi.org/10.1177/2167696818782309

*Ohannessian, C. M., & Vannucci, A., Lincoln, C. R., Flannery, K. M., & Trinh, A.
(2018). Self-competence and depressive symptoms in middle-late adolescence: Disentangling the direction of effect. Journal of Research on Adolescence. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12412

*Russell, B., Simpson, E., Flannery, K., & Ohannessian, C. M. (2018). The impact of adolescent substance use on family functioning: The mediating role of internalizing symptoms. Youth & Society. https://doi.org/10.1177/0044118×16688708

*Vannucci, A., Flannery, K., & Ohannessian, C. M. (2018). Age-varying associations between coping and depressive symptoms throughout adolescence and emerging adulthood. Development and Psychopathology, 30(2), 665-681. https://dow.org/10.1017/50954579417001183

*Ohannessian, C. M., & Vannucci, A. (2018). Adolescent psychological functioning and membership in latent adolescent-parent communication dual trajectory classes. Journal of Research on Adolescence. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12442

*Vannucci, A., & Ohannessian, C. M. (2018). Psychometric properties of the brief loss of control over eating scale (LOCES-B) in early adolescents. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 51(5), 459-464. https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.22845

*Finan, L. J., Simpson, E., Schulz, J., & Ohannessian, C. M. (2018). Parental problem drinking and emerging adult problem behavior: The moderating role of parental support. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27(4), 1175-1185.

*Vannucci, A., Ohannessian, C. M., Flannery, K., De Los Reyes, A., & Liu, S. (2018). Associations between friend conflict and affective states in the daily lives of adolescents. Journal of Adolescence, 65, 155-166.

*Simpson, E., Vannucci, A., & Ohannessian, C. M. (2018). Family functioning and adolescent internalizing symptoms: A latent profile analysis. Journal of Adolescence, 64, 136-145.

*Flannery, K. M., Vannucci, A., & Ohannessian, C. M. (2018). Using Time- Varying Effect Modeling to examine age-varying gender differences in coping throughout adolescence and emerging adulthood. Journal of Adolescent Health, 62, S27-S34.

*Vannucci, A., & Ohannessian, C. M. (2018). Self-competence and depressive symptom trajectories during adolescence. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 46(5), 1089-1109.

Kaminer, Y., Ohannessian, C. M., McKay, J., Burke, R., & Flannery, K. (2018). Goal commitment predicts treatment outcome for adolescents with alcohol use disorder. Addictive Behaviors, 76, 122-128.

Ohannessian, C. M. (2018). Video game play and anxiety during adolescence: The moderating effects of gender and social context. Journal of Affective Disorders, 226, 216-219.

*Vannucci, A., & Ohannessian, C. M. (2018). Body image satisfaction and anxiety trajectories during adolescence. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 47(5), 785-795. Doi: 10.1080/15374416.2017.1390755

*Vannucci, A., & Ohannessian, C. M. (2017). BMI z-scores and weight status predict conduct disorder symptoms in adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 61(5), 657-660.

Elsaesser, C., Russell, B., Ohannessian, C. M., & Patton, D. U. (2017). Parenting in a digital age: A Review of parents’ role in preventing adolescent cyberbulling. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 35, 62-72.

*Ohannessian, C., Cavanaugh, A., & Cheeseman, K. (2017). Gender and racial/ethnic differences in anxiety disorders in adolescence. Adolescent Psychiatry, 7, 1-12.

*Galica, V., Vannucci, A., Flannery, K., & Ohannessian, C. M. (2017). Social media use and conduct behavior problems in emerging adults. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 20(7), 448-452. https://doi.org/10.1089/cyber.2017.0068

Kaminer, Y., Ohannessian, C. M., & Burke, R. (2017). Adolescents with cannabis use disorders: Adaptive treatment for poor responders. Addictive Behaviors, 70, 102-106.

*Vannucci, A., Flannery, K. M., & Ohannessian, C. M. (2017). Social media and anxiety in emerging adults. Journal of Affective Disorders, 207, 163-166.

*Ohannessian, C. M., Vannucci, A., Flannery, K., & Khan, S. (2017). Social media use and substance use during emerging adulthood. Emerging Adulthood, 5(5), 364-370.

*Ohannessian, C. M., Milan, S., & Vannucci, A. (2017). Gender differences in anxiety trajectories from middle to late adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46(4), 826-839.

*Malooly, A. M., Flannery, K. M., & Ohannessian, C. M. (2017). Coping mediates the association between gender and depressive symptomatology in adolescence. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 41(2), 185-197.

De Los Reyes, A., & Ohannessian, C. M. (2016). Introduction to the Special Issue: Discrepancies in adolescent-parent perceptions of the family and adolescent adjustment. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45(10), 1957-1972.

Kaminer, Y., Ohannessian, C. M., McKay, J., & Burke, R. (2016). The Adolescent Substance Abuse Goal Commitment (ASAGC) questionnaire: An examination of clinical utility and psychometric properties. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 61, 42-46.

Ohannessian, C. M., Laird, R., & De Los Reyes, A. (2016). Discrepancies in adolescents’ and mothers’ perceptions of the family and mothers’ psychological symptomatology. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45(10), 2011-2021.

*Ohannessian, C. M., Flannery, K., Simpson, E., & Russell, B. (2016). Family functioning and adolescent alcohol use: A moderated mediation analysis. Journal of Adolescence, 49, 19-27.

De Los Reyes, A., Ohannessian, C. M. & Laird, R. (2016). Developmental changes in discrepancies between adolescents’ and their mothers’ views of family communication. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25(3), 790-797.

*Ohannessian, C. M., Finan, L., Schulz, J., & Hesselbrock, V. (2015). A long- term longitudinal examination of the effect of early onset of alcohol and drug use
on later alcohol abuse. Substance Abuse, 36(4), 440-444.

*Herres, J., & Ohannessian, C. M. (2015). Adolescent coping profiles differentiate reports of depression and anxiety symptoms. Journal of Affective Disorders, 186,
312-319.

*Finan, L., Schulz, J., Gordon, M., & Ohannessian, C. M. (2015). Parental problem drinking and adolescent externalizing behaviors: The mediating role of family
functioning. Journal of Adolescence, 43, 100-110.

Ohannessian, C. M. (2015). The interactive effect of paternal problem drinking and maternal problem drinking on adolescent internalizing problems. Addictive
Behaviors, 50, 70-73.

Ohannessian, C. M. (2015). A longitudinal examination of the relationship between technology use and substance use during adolescence. Sociological Studies of Children and Youth, Technology and Youth: Growing up in a Digital World, 19, 293-313.

Ohannessian, C. M. (2014). A longitudinal examination of the relationship between media use and self-competence during adolescence. Journal of Youth Development: Bridging Research & Practice, 9(1), 143-156.

Ohannessian, C. M., Boyd, M., & Kirsh, S. (2014). Media and youth development: An overview of issues, theory, and research. Journal of Youth Development: Bridging Research & Practice, 9(1), 7-13.

Ohannessian, C. M. (2014). Anxiety and substance use during adolescence. Substance Abuse, 35(4), 418-425.

Gorin, A., Wiley, J., Ohannessian, C., Hernandez, D., Grant, A., & Cloutier, M. (2014). Steps to Growing Up Healthy (Added Value): A pediatric primary-care based obesity prevention program for young children. BMC Public Health, 14:72.

Ohannessian, C. M., & De Los Reyes, A. (2014). Discrepancies in adolescents’ and their mothers’ perceptions of the family and adolescent anxiety symptomatology. Parenting: Science and Practice, 14(1), 1-18.

Ohannessian, C. M. (2013). Parental problem drinking and adolescent psychological problems: The moderating effect of adolescent-parent communication. Youth & Society, 45(1), 3-26.

*Cheeseman, K., & Ohannessian, C. M. (2012). Parental limit setting as a moderator of adolescent paid work and alcohol use. Journal of Youth Development: Bridging Research and Practice, 7(1), 56-70.

Ohannessian, C. M. (2012). Parental problem drinking and adolescent psychosocial adjustment: The mediating role of adolescent-parent communication. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 22(3), 498-511.

Ohannessian, C. M. (2012). Discrepancies in adolescents’ and their mothers’ perceptions of the family and adolescent externalizing problems. Family Science, 3(2), 135-140.

*Ohannessian, C. M., Bradley, J., Waninger, K., Ruddy, K., Willis, B., & Hesselbrock, V. M. (2010). An examination of adolescent coping typologies and young adult alcohol use in a high-risk sample. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 5(1), 52-65.

Ohannessian, C. M. (2009). Media use and adolescent psychological adjustment: An examination of gender differences. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 18(5), 582-593.

Ohannessian, C. M. (2009). Does technology use moderate the relationship between parental alcoholism and adolescent alcohol and cigarette use? Addictive Behaviors, 34, 606-609.

Ohannessian, C. M., & Hesselbrock, V. M. (2009). A finer examination of the role that negative affect plays in the relationship between paternal alcoholism and the onset of alcohol and marijuana use. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 70(3), 400-408.

Ohannessian, C. M., & Hesselbrock, V. M. (2008). Paternal alcoholism and youth substance abuse: The indirect effects of negative affect, conduct problems, and risk taking. Journal of Adolescent Health, 42(2), 198-200.

Ohannessian, C. M., & Hesselbrock, V. M. (2008). A comparison of three vulnerability models for the onset of substance use in a high-risk sample. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 69(1), 75-84.

Ohannessian, C. M., & Hesselbrock, V. (2007). Do personality and risk taking mediate the relationship between paternal substance dependence and adolescent substance use? Addictive Behaviors, 32, 1852-1862.

*Ohannessian, C. M., Hesselbrock, V. M., Ruddy, K., & Kramer, J. (2006). Parental substance use and adolescent adjustment: A micro-level approach. The Prevention Researcher, 13(4), 7-9.

Ohannessian, C. M., & Hesselbrock, V. (2005). The relationship between parental psychopathology and adolescent psychopathology: An examination of gender patterns. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 13(2), 67-76.

Ohannessian, C. M., Hesselbrock, V., Kramer, J., Bucholz, K. K., Schuckit, M. A., Kuperman, S., & Nurnberger, J. (2004). Parental substance use consequences and adolescent psychopathology. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 65(6), 725-730.

Ohannessian, C. M., & Hesselbrock, V. M., Kramer, J., Kuperman, S., Bucholz, K. K., Schuckit, M. A., & Nurnberger, Jr., J. I. (2004). The relationship between parental alcoholism and adolescent psychopathology: A systematic examination of parental comorbid psychopathology. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 32(5), 519-533.

Ohannessian, C. M., & Hesselbrock, V. M. (2004). Do alcohol expectancies moderate the relationship between parental alcoholism and adult drinking behaviors? Addictive Behaviors, 29, 901-909.

Mohr, C. D., Armeli, S., Ohannessian, C. M., Tennen, H., Carney, A., & Affleck, G. (2003). Daily interpersonal experiences and distress: Are women more vulnerable? Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 22(4), 393-423.

Ohannessian, C. M., Lerner, R. M., Lerner, J. V., & von Eye, A. (2000). Adolescent- parent discrepancies in perceptions of family functioning and early adolescent self-competence. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 24(3), 362-
372.

Ohannessian, C. M., & Hesselbrock, V. M. (1999). Predictors of substance abuse and affective diagnoses: Does having a family history of alcoholism make a difference? Applied Developmental Science, 3(4), 239-247.

Ohannessian, C. M., Lerner, R. M., Lerner, J. V., & von Eye, A. (1999). Does self- competence predict gender differences in adolescent depression and anxiety? Journal of Adolescence, 22, 397-411.

*Kilpatrick, M., Ohannessian, C. M., & Bartholomew, J. (1999). Adolescent weight management and perceptions: An analysis of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Journal of School Health, 69(4), 148-152.

Ohannessian, C. M., Lerner, R. M., Lerner, J. V., & von Eye, A. (1998). Perceived parental acceptance and early adolescent self-competence. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 68(4), 621-629.

Ohannessian, C. M., Lerner, R. M., Lerner, J. V., & von Eye, A. (1996). Direct and indirect relations between perceived parental acceptance, perceptions of the self, and emotional adjustment during early adolescence. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 25(2), 159-183.

Ohannessian, C. M., Lerner, R. M., Lerner, J. V., & von Eye, A. (1995). Discrepancies in adolescents’ and parents’ perceptions of family functioning and adolescent emotional adjustment. Journal of Early Adolescence, 15(4), 490-516.

Ohannessian, C. M., & Hesselbrock, V. M. (1995). Temperament and personality typologies in adult children of alcoholics. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 56, 318-327.

Ohannessian, C. M., Stabenau, J. R., & Hesselbrock, V. M. (1995). Childhood and adulthood temperament and problem behaviors and adulthood substance use. Addictive Behaviors, 20(1), 77 86.

Ohannessian, C. M., Lerner, R. M., Lerner, J. V., & von Eye, A. (1994). A longitudinal study of perceived family adjustment and emotional adjustment in early adolescence. Journal of Early Adolescence, 14(3), 371-390.

Ohannessian, C. M., & Hesselbrock, V. M. (1994). An examination of the underlying influence of temperament and problem behaviors on drinking behaviors in a sample of adult children of alcoholics. Addictive Behaviors, 19(3), 257-268.

Ohannessian, C. M., Hesselbrock, V. M., Tennen, H., & Affleck, G. (1994). Hassles and uplifts and generalized outcome expectancies as moderators on the relation between a family history of alcoholism and drinking behaviors. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 55(6), 754-763.

Ohannessian, C. M., & Hesselbrock, V. M. (1993). The influence of perceived social support on the relationship between family history of alcoholism and drinking behaviors. Addiction, 88(12), 1651-1658.

Ohannessian, C. M., & Crockett, L. J. (1993). A longitudinal investigation of the relation between educational investment and adolescent sexual activity. Journal of Adolescent Research, 8(2), 167-182.

Christine Ohannessian
Contact Information
Emailcohannessian@connecticutchildrens.org
Phone860.837.5326
Mailing AddressCenter for Behavioral Health, CT Children's Medical Center, 282 Washington St, Hartford, CT 06106