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Title: Department Chair
Department: Human Development & Family Studies

Office: 4380 Palmer 2222 Osborn Dr., Ames, IA 50011
Phone number: +1 515 294 9659
Email: cweems@iastate.edu

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Research interests

Basic and translational research in human development broadly with a focus on developmental psychopathology, and emotional development as well as risk and resilience following traumatic stress. Research themes have included:
1) basic research focused on testing contextual, bio-behavioral, and cognitive-developmental models of emotional development and emotional dysregulation,
2) improving the utility of assessment and measurement techniques and
3) intervention and prevention. 

Teaching interests

  • Statistics
  • Research methods
  • Human development

Example Recent Publications

Weems, C.F., Russell, J. D., Neill, E. L., & McCurdy, B. H. (2019). Annual Research Review: Pediatric Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from a neurodevelopmental network perspective. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12996.

Neill, E.L., Weems C. F., & Scheeringa, M. S. (2018). CBT for child PTSD is associated with reductions in maternal depression: Evidence for bidirectional effects. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 41, 410-420. DOI: 10.1080/15374416.2016.1212359

Weems, C.F., Osofsky, J.D., Osofsky, H.J., King, L. Hansel, T.C., & Russell, J.D. (2018). A three-year longitudinal study of perceptions of competence and well-being among youth exposed to disasters. Applied Developmental Science, 22, 29-42. DOI: 10.1080/10888691.2016.1219229.

Banks, D. M., Scott, B. G., & Weems, C. F. (2018). Anxiety, hostile attributions, and differences in heart rate response to ambiguous situational vignettes in adolescents. Emotion, 18(2), 248-259. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/emo0000352.

Russell, J.D., Neill, E. L., Carrión, V. G., & Weems, C. F. (2017). The network structure of post-traumatic stress symptoms in children and adolescents exposed to disasters. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 56, 669-677. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaac.2017.05.021

Weems, C.F. (2017). Severe stress and the development of the amygdala in youth: A theory and its statistical implications. Developmental Review, 46, 44-53. DOI: 10.1016/j.dr.2017.08.001

Other information

Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science

Recipient of the ISU Award for Early Achievement in Departmental Leadership

Dr Weems serves as the principal investigator of the ISU Child Welfare Research and Training Project (CWRTP http://childwelfareproject.hs.iastate.edu/ )

Co-Director of the ISU Translational Research Network (UTuRN https://research.hs.iastate.edu/uturn/