Phil Fisher

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Projects

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NIH funded randomized control trial of the FIND program
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centralized, regularly updated web-based repository and search engine for early childhood research and program development
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ongoing survey of families with young children during the COVID-19 pandemic
OTTER
randomized control trial of the FIND program with mothers with opioid-use disorder
EC Prism
Technical Assistance to Early Childhood Programs
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Interdisciplinary effort to promote micromobility for school-aged children and their parents
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FIND via online video coaching for pre-schoolers who have experienced trauma
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FIND with childcare providers in Washington State
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FIND in pediatric primary care

Publications

Roos L.E.
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Giuliano R.J.
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Beauchamp K.G.
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Gunnar M.
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Amidon B.
, (2017)
. Validation of autonomic and endocrine reactivity to a laboratory stressor in young children. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 77:51-55. 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.11.023

Roos, L.E.
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Pears, K.
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Bruce, J.
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Kim, H.
, (2015)
. Impulsivity and the association between the feedback-related negativity and performance on an inhibitory control task in young at-risk children. Psychophysiology, 52(5): 704-713. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111%2Fpsyp.12389

Noll L.K.
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Beauchamp K.G.
, (2018)
. Behavioral and neural correlates of parenting self-evaluation in mothers of young children. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci, 3(5):535-545. 10.1093/scan/nsy031

Lipscomb S.T.
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Hatfield B.
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Lewis H.
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Goka-Dubose E.
, (2019)
. Strengthening children’s roots of resilience: Trauma-responsive early learning. Child Youth Serv Rev, 107: 104510. 10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.104510

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Leve L.D.
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Levitt P.
, (2019)
. Oxidative stress in the stress-health relationship: A pilot study in high-risk adolescents. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 107: 47. 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2019.07.134

Ek A.
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Lewis Chamberlain K.
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Sorjonen K.
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Hammar U.
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Etminan Malek M.
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Sandvik P.
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Somaraki M.
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Nyman J.
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Lindberg L.
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Nordin K.
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Ejderhamn J.
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Chamberlain P.
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Marcus C.
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Nowicka P.
(2019)
. A parent treatment program for preschoolers with obesity: a randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics, 144(2): e20183457. 10.1542/peds.2018-3457

Schindler H.S.
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McCoy D.C.
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Shonkoff J.P.
(2019)
. A historical look at theories of change in early childhood education research. Early Child Res Q, 48: 146-154. 10.1016/j.ecresq.2019.03.004

, , (2019). Early adversity, child neglect, and stress neurobiology: From observations of impact to empirical evaluations of mechanisms. Int J Dev Neurosci, 78:139-146. 10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2019.06.008

Hamby C.M.
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Lunkenheimer E.S.
, (2019)
. The potential of video feedback interventions to improve parent-child interaction skills in parents with intellectual disability. Child Youth Serv Rev, 105: 104395-104395. 10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.104395

DePasquale C.E.
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Olson A.
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Desjardins C.D.
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Bruce J.
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Pears K.C.
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Gunnar M.R.
, (2019)
. Examining the psychometric properties of the parent daily report—toddler version (PDR-T). Int J Behav Dev, 43(5): 448-458. 10.1177/0165025419844030

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Leve L.D.
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Levitt P.
, (2019)
. Childhood adversity, mental health, and oxidative stress: A pilot study. PLoS One, 14(4):e0215085. 10.1371/journal.pone.0215085

Olson A.E.
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Kim H.K.
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Bruce J.
, (2019)
. General cognitive ability as an early indicator of problem behavior among toddlers in foster care. J Dev Behav Pediatr, 40(2): 144-149. 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000632

Leve L.D.
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Kintner C.
(2019)
. Foster families. APA handbook of contemporary family psychology: Foundations, methods, and contemporary issues across the lifespan, Vol. 1, 761-777.

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Beauchamp K.G.
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Noll L.K.
, (2019)
. A preliminary study investigating maternal neurocognitive mechanisms underlying a child-supportive parenting intervention. Front Behav Neurosci, 13: 16. 10.3389/fnbeh.2019.00016

Roos L.E.
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Giuliano R.J.
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Beauchamp K.G.
, (2019)
. Biological measurements and family psychology. APA handbook of contemporary family psychology: Foundations, methods, and contemporary issues across the lifespan, Vol. 1, 387-406. 10.1037/0000099-022

Balldin S.
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Wirtberg I.
(2018)
. Video feedback intervention with children: a systematic review. Res Soc Work Pract, 28(6): 682-695. 10.1177/1049731516671809

Gearing R.E.
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Brewer K.B.
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Mian I.
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Moore K.
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Hamilton J.
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Mandiberg J.
(2018)
. First-episode psychosis: Ongoing mental health service utilization during the stable period for adolescents. Early Interv Psychiatry, 12(4):677-685. 10.1111/eip.12366

Roos L.E.
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Beauchamp K.G.
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Giuliano R.
, ,
Kim H.K.
, (2018)
. Children’s biological responsivity to acute stress predicts concurrent cognitive performance. Stress, 21(4):347-354. 10.1080/10253890.2018.1458087

McDermott J.M.
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Pears K.C.
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Bruce J.
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Kim H.K.
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Roos L.
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Yoerger K.L.
, (2018)
. Improving kindergarten readiness in children with developmental disabilities: Changes in neural correlates of response monitoring. Appl Neuropsychol Child, 7(3):187-199. 10.1080/21622965.2017.1286239

Lipscomb S.T.
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Becker D.R.
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Laurent H.
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Neiderhiser J.M.
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Shaw D.S.
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Natsuaki M.N.
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Reiss D.
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Leve L.D.
(2018)
. Examining Morning HPA Axis Activity as a Moderator of Hostile, Over-reactive Parenting on Children's Skills for Success in School. Infant Child Dev, 27(4). 10.1002/icd.2083

Horn S.R.
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Roos L.E.
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Beauchamp K.G.
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, (2018)
. Polyvictimization and externalizing symptoms in foster care children: the moderating role of executive function. J Trauma Dissociation, 19(3):307-324. 10.1080/15299732.2018.1441353

Graham A.M.
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Pears K.C.
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Kim H.K.
,
Bruce J.
, (2018)
. Effects of a school readiness intervention on hypothalamus– pituitary–adrenal axis functioning and school adjustment for children in foster care. Dev Psychopathol, 30(2):651-664. 10.1017/S0954579417001171

Pears K.C.
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Carpenter L.
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Kim H.K.
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Peterson K.
, (2018)
. The kids in transition to school program. Kindergarten Transition and Readiness, 283-302.

Lynch F.L.
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Dickerson J.F.
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Pears K.C.
, (2017)
. Cost effectiveness of a school readiness intervention for foster children. Child Youth Serv Rev, 81:63-71. 10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.07.011

(2017). Commentary: Is there a there there in hair? A reflection on child maltreatment and hair cortisol concentrations in White et al.(2017). J Child Psychol Psychiatry, 58(9):1008-1010. 10.1111/jcpp.12719

Schindler H.S.
, ,
Shonkoff J.P.
(2017)
. From innovation to impact at scale: lessons learned from a cluster of research–community partnerships. Child Dev, 88(5):1435-1446. 10.1111/cdev.12904

Jankowski K.F.
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Bruce J.
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Beauchamp K.G.
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Roos L.E.
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Moore W.E. 3rd
, (2017)
. Preliminary evidence of the impact of early childhood maltreatment and a preventive intervention on neural patterns of response inhibition in early adolescence. Dev Sci, 20(4): e12413. 10.1111/desc.12413

Aguiar N.R.
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Mottweilier C.M.
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Taylor M.
, (2017)
. The imaginary companions created by children who have lived in foster care. Imagin Cogn Pers, 36(4):340-355. 10.1177/0276236617700590

Van Scoyoc A.
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Harrison J.A.
, (2017)
. Beliefs and Behaviors of Pregnant Women with Addictions Awaiting Treatment Initiation. Child Adolesc Social Work J, 34(1):65-79. 10.1007/s10560-016-0474-0

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Beauchamp K.G.
, (2017)
. The role of social buffering on chronic disruptions in quality of care: evidence from caregiver-based interventions in foster children. Soc Neurosci, 12(1): 86–91. 10.1080/17470919.2016.1170725

Roos L.E.
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Beauchamp K.G.
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, (2017)
. Cultural Contributions to Childhood Executive Function. J Psychol Cogn, 8: 61.

, (2017). Social-learning parenting intervention research in the era of translational neuroscience. Curr Opin Psychol, 15:168-173. 10.1016/j.copsyc.2017.02.017

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Long M.M.
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, , , (2018)
. Replication and reproducibility issues in the relationship between C-reactive protein and depression: A systematic review and focused meta-analysis. Brain Behav Immun, 73:85-114. 10.1016/j.bbi.2018.06.016

Beauchamp KG
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Shaffer KA
, , (2019)
. Brief, computerized inhibitory control training to leverage adolescent neural plasticity: A pilot effectiveness trial. Appl Neuropsychol Child, 8(4):366-382. 10.1080/21622965.2018.1495567

Op de Macks Z.A.
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Flournoy J.C.
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Alberti S.L.
, , (2018)
. Novel insights from the Yellow Light Game: Safe and risky decisions differentially impact adolescent outcome-related brain function. Neuroimage, 181:568-581. 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.06.058

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Callaghan B.
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Sharpton T.
, , (2019)
. Is adolescence the missing developmental link in Microbiome–Gut–Brain axis communication. Dev Psychobiol., 61(5):783-795. 10.1002/dev.21821

Roos L.E.
, , ,
Pears K
, (2018)
. Leveraging translational neuroscience to inform early intervention and addiction prevention for children exposed to early life stress. Neurobiol Stress, 9:231-240. 10.1016/j.ynstr.2018.10.004

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Roos L.E.
, , (2018)
. Neuroendocrine and immune pathways from pre-and perinatal stress to substance abuse. Neurobiol Stress, 9:140-150. 10.1016/j.ynstr.2018.09.004

Roos L.E.
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Knight E.L.
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Beauchamp K.G.
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Giuliano R.J.
, , (2017)
. Conceptual precision is key in acute stress research: A commentary on Shields, Sazma, & Yonelinas, 2016. Neurosci Biobehav Rev, 83:140-144. 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2017.10.005

Roos L.E.
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Beauchamp K.G.
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Pears K.C.
, , ,
Capaldi D.
(2017)
. Effects of prenatal substance exposure on neurocognitive correlates of inhibitory control success and failure. Appl Neuropsychol Child, 6(4):269-280. 10.1080/21622965.2016.1159561

Roos L.E.
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Knight E.L.
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Beauchamp K.G.
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Faraday K.
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Hyslop K.
, (2017)
. Acute stress impairs inhibitory control based on individual differences in parasympathetic nervous system activity. Biol Psychol, 125:58-63. 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2017.03.004

Roos L.E.
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Giuliano R.J.
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Beauchamp K.G.
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Knight E.L.
, (2019)
. Acute stress impairs children's sustained attention with increased vulnerability for children of mothers reporting higher parenting stress. Dev Psychobiol. 10.1002/dev.21915

Research Interests and Publications

Dr. Fisher is Philip H. Knight Chair and Professor of Psychology. His research focuses on developing and evaluating early childhood interventions in socially and economically marginalized communities, and on translating scientific knowledge regarding healthy development under conditions of adversity for use in social policy and programs. His lab is currently focusing primarily on studies involving the FIND video coaching intervention that he developed with colleagues. Dr. Fisher is particularly interested in the effects of early stressful experiences on children's neurobiological and psychological development, and in prevention and treatment programs for improving maltreated children's functioning in areas such as attachment to caregivers, relationships with peers, and functioning in school. He is also interested in the brain's plasticity in the context of therapeutic interventions. Dr. Fisher is the director of the UO Center for Translational Neuroscience. His laboratory, the Stress Neurobiology and Prevention (SNAP) lab, includes graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and other researchers with similar interests. Dr. Fisher also directs the Translational Science Initiative and is the Science Director for the National Forum on Early Childhood Policy and Programs, both based at Harvard University's Center on the Developing Child. He is Co-Principal Investigator, with Patti Chamberlain, on the NIDA-funded Translational Drug Abuse Prevention (TDAP) Center, working to increase understanding of the effects of early adversity and risk in decision-making and behavior on policy and practice in child welfare systems.  Dr. Fisher is the recipient of the 2012 Society for Prevention Research Translational Science Award.  He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in 1993.

Selected recent publications (* Denotes graduate student/postdoc first-authored publications):

Schindler, H.A., Fisher, P.A., Shonkoff, J.P. (in press). From innovation to impact at scale: Lessons learned from a cluster of research-community partnerships. Child Development. NIHMSID855550

*Flannery, J.E., Beauchamp, K.G., & Fisher, P.A. (2017). The role of social buffering on chronic disruptions in quality of care: Evidence from caregiver-based interventions for foster children. Social Neuroscience, 12, 86-91. NIHMSID846798

Fisher, P.A. (2016). Translational neuroscience as a tool for intervention development in the context of high-adversity families. New directions for child and adolescent development, 153, 111-125. NIHMSID851327

Fisher, P.A., Frenkel, T.I., Noll, L.K., Berry, M., & Yockelson, M. (2016). Promoting healthy child development via a two-generation translational neuroscience framework: The Filming Interactions to Nurture Development video coaching program. Child Development Perspectives, 4, 251-256. NIHMSID846643

Fisher, P.A., Level, L.D., Delker, B., Roos, L., Cooper, B. (2016). A developmental psychopathology perspective on foster care research. In D. Cicchetti (Ed.), Developmental Psychopathology. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Advance online publication. D0I 10. 1002/9781119125556.devpsy312

*Graham, A.M., Pfeifer, J.H., Fisher, P.A., Carpenter, S., and Fair, D.A. (2016). Early Life stress is associated with default system integrity and emotionality during infancy. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 56(11), 1212-1222. PMC4580514

*Jankowski, K.F., Bruce, J., Beauchamp, K.G., Roos, L.E., Moore, W.E. III, & Fisher, P.A. (2016). Preliminary evidence of the impact of early childhood maltreatment and a preventive intervention on neural patterns of response inhibition in early adolescence. Developmental Science. Advance online publication. PMC5055407

*Roos, L.E., Fisher, P.A., Shaw, D.S., Kim, H.K., Neiderhiser, J.M., et al. (2016). Inherited and environmental influences on a childhood co-occuring symptom phenotype: Evidence from an adoption study. Developmental Psychopathology, 28(1), 111-125. PMC4598247

*Delker, B.C., Hyoun, K.K., Fisher, P.A. (2015). Maternal problem drinking in the year prior to a child's birth among women at risk for child maltreatment: The role of maternal abuse history. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 75, 973-981. (PubMed Central - in progress)

Lynch, F.L., Dickerson, J.F., Saldana, L., & Fisher, P.A. (2014). Incremental net benefit of early intervention for preschool-aged children with emotional and behavioral problems in foster care. Children and Youth Services Review, 36, 213-219. (PubMed Central - in progress)

*Roos, L.E., Pears, K., Bruce, J., Kim, H., Fisher, P. (2014). Impulsivity and the association between the feedback-related negativity and performance on an inhibitory control task in young at-risk children. Psychophysiology. (PubMed Central - in progress)

*Graham, A.M., Fisher, P.A., Pfeifer, J.H. (2013). What Sleeping Babies Hear: An fMRI Study of Interparental Conflict and Infants' Emotion Processing. Psychological Science, 24, 782-789. PMC3674876

Shonkoff, J.P., & Fisher, P.A. (2013). Rethinking evidence-based practice and two-generation programs to create the future of early childhood policy. Development and Psychopathology, 25, 1635-1653. (PubMed Central - in progress)

*Bryck, R.L., & Fisher, P.A. (2012). Training the brain: Practical applications of neural plasticity from the intersection of neuroscience, developmental psychology, and prevention science. American Psychologist, 67, 87-100. PMC3335430

Fisher, P. A., Gunnar, M.R., Dozier, M., Bruce, J., & Pears, K.C. (2006). Effects of a therapeutic intervention for foster children on behavior problems, caregiver attachment, and stress regulatory neural systems. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1094, 215-225.

Gunnar, M. R., Fisher, P. A., & The Early Experience, Stress, and Prevention Science Network. (2006). Bringing basic research on early experience and stress neurobiology to bear on preventive intervention research on neglected and maltreated children. Development and Psychopathology, 18, 651-677.