Bridget Cho

BA (2011) University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
MA (2015) University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
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Summary

My research focuses on the influences of adversity on early childhood development and intergenerational family functioning, particularly among historically disadvantaged communities. I employ qualitative and quantitative methodologies and community engaged research strategies. I am also interested in the development and implementation of culturally-relevant, trauma-informed clinical interventions and institutional policies to promote resilience among families and communities.

Selected Publications

McGuire, A., Cho, B., Huffhines, L., Gusler, S., Brown, S., & Jackson, Y. (in press). The relation between dimensions of maltreatment, placement instability, and mental health among youth in foster care. Child Abuse & Neglect.

Woods-Jaeger, B., Cho, B., Sexton, C., Goggin, K., & Slagel, L. (2018). Promoting resilience: Breaking the intergenerational cycle of adverse childhood experiences. Health Education and Behavior.

Cho. B., & Jackson, Y. (2016). Self-reported and case file maltreatment: Relations for psychosocial outcomes for youth in foster care. Children and Youth Services Review, 69, 241-247.

Vernberg, E. M., Hambrick, E. P., O’Connor, B., Hendrickson, M. L. (2016). Psychology and disaster mental health: Strategies for working with children and adolescents. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 72(12), 1333-1347.

Jackson, Y., Cushing, C., Gabrielli, J., Fleming, K., O'Connor, B., & Huffhines, L. (2015). Child maltreatment, trauma, and physical health outcomes: The role of abuse type and placement moves on health conditions and service use for youth in foster care. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 41(1), 28-36.

Selected Presentations

Cho, B., Zajac, L., Prendergast, S., & Kuhns, C. (2018). Interactions among race, parenting, and perinatal risk predicting toddler neurodevelopment. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Cho, B., Griffith, R., Huffhines, L., Guler, J., & Jackson, Y. (2018). Cumulative trauma versus subtypes in relation to observed parenting behaviors. Poster presented at the 2018 American Psychological Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA

Huffhines, L., Cho, B., & Jackson, Y. (2018). Health behavior and emotion regulation in low-income, preschool-aged children. Poster presented at the 2018 American Psychological Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Griffith, R., Jackson, Y., Cho, B., McGuire, A., Gusler, S. (2018). Childhood trauma exposure and hostile attribution bias in parents of young children. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Cho, B., Slagel, L., & Woods-Jaeger, B. (2017). Contextual influences on parenting among low-income, African American families. Poster presented at the 2017 meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in San Diego, CA.

Woods-Jaeger, B., Sexton, C., Cho, B., Slagel, L., & Siedlik, E. (2017). Development, feasibility, and refinement of a caregiver intervention to prevent child toxic stress. Poster presented at the 2017 meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in San Diego, CA.

Cho, B., Vernberg, E., Lochman, J., Hendrickson, M., Diaz, K., Jarrett, M. A., & Kassing, F. (2016). Self-reported tornado exposure and geographical information systems (GIS). Poster presented at the 2016 American Psychological Association Annual Meeting in Denver, CO.

Cho, B., Jackson, Y., Huffhines, L., Gusler, S., & Brown, S. (2016). Placement stability as a mediator of the relationship between maltreatment and mental health among youth in foster care. In J. Gabrielli (Chair) Trauma-informed systems of care for youth with complex victimization in foster care or juvenile justice. Symposium submitted to the 2016 International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Jackson, Y., Gabrielli, J., Tunno, A., Cho, B., & Stone, K. (2016). Cumulative trauma and adaptive functioning for youth in foster care. In Y. Jackson (Chair), Mechanisms of adaptive outcome for youth exposed to maltreatment and foster care. Symposium submitted to the 2016 International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

O’Connor, B., Hambrick, E. P., & Vernberg, E. M. (2014, August). Maternal meaning making as a protective factor for children exposed to a tornado. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting in Washington, D. C.

Wortel, S., Oshri, A., O’Connor, B., & Burnette, M. L. (2013). Parallel Alcohol and Cannabis Use Trajectories and Sexual Health Outcomes Among Adolescent Girls with a History of Sexual Abuse. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

O’Connor, B., Moynihan, J., Caserta, M., Pressman, E., Robertson-Blackmore, E., & O’Connor, T. G. (2011, May). Effects of prenatal anxiety and postnatal maternal caregiving on infants’ cortisol responses. Poster presented at Collier Mental Health Research Poster Session, Rochester, NY.


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