Elana B. Gordis
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, The University at Albany, SUNY
B.A., Yale University
M.A., University of Southern CaliforniaPh.D., University of Southern California
Dr. Gordis studies how psychophysiology mediates negative consequences of child maltreatment. She has a 5-year NICHD K-award. She also is co-PI on the NICHD grant with the USC Family Studies Project. Her publications include studies about how triadic family conflicts relate to children’s behavior problems, and how children are sensitized to conflict through earlier exposure to family violence. In addition, Dr. Gordis has examined communication patterns and fear among couples with different trajectories of aggression and has collaborated on reviews of the effects of violence exposure on children.