I am a fifth-year doctoral candidate currently on internship at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. My research focuses on childhood adversity, specifically maltreatment, and the development of mental and physical health problems. I am particularly interested in the biological and behavioral mechanisms underlying pathology, such as systemic inflammation, emotion regulation, and the family environment.
Kanine, R. M., Jackson, Y., Huffhines, L., Barnett, A., & Stone, K. J. (2018). A pilot study of Universal Teacher-Child Interaction Training at a therapeutic preschool for young maltreated children. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 38, 1-16.
Gabrielli, J., Jackson, Y., Huffhines, L., & Stone, K. (2017). Maltreatment, coping, and substance use in youth in foster care: Examination of moderation models. Child Maltreatment, https://doi.org/10.1177/1077559517741681
Huffhines, L., Noser, A., & Patton, S. R. (2016). The link between adverse childhood experiences and diabetes. Current Diabetes Reports, 16, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11892-016-0740-8
Huffhines, L., Tunno, A. M., Cho, B., Hambrick, E. P., Campos, I., Lichty, B., & Jackson, Y. (2016). Case file coding of child maltreatment: Methods, challenges, and innovations in a longitudinal project of youth in foster care. Children and Youth Services Review, 67, 254–262. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.06.019
Jackson, Y., Cushing, C., Gabrielli, J., Fleming, K., O'Connor, B., & Huffhines, L. (2016). 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, 28-36. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jsv066
Huffhines, L., Zale, E., Thamotharan, S., Sferra, M., Lange, K., Ditre, J., & Fields, S. (2014). Intimate partner violence, sexual abuse, and cigarette smoking risk in adolescents. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 7, 175-183.
Huffhines, L., Cho, B., & Jackson, Y. (2018, August). 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.
Huffhines, L., & Jackson, Y. (2017, February). Maltreatment and physical health outcomes in foster youth: An examination of protective factors. Poster presented at the 2017 Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka, KS.
Huffhines, L., Cushing, C., & Garcia, A. (2016, September). Risk of problematic health behaviors in youth in relation to negative life events exposure. Poster presented at the 2016 National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology in Lawrence, KS.
Huffhines, L., Messerly, A., Stone, K., & Jackson, Y. (2016, September). Moderating effects of maltreatment severity and family conflict on health outcomes in foster youth. Poster presented at the 2016 National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology in Lawrence, KS.
Huffhines, L., & Jackson, Y. (2016, August). Mental health, health service use, and medical conditions in maltreated foster youth. Poster presented at the 2016 American Psychological Association Annual Meeting in Denver, CO.
Huffhines, L., & Jackson, Y., Brown, S., Stone, K., & Cho, B. (2016, July). Coping strategies, chronic conditions, physical health, and health service use in maltreated foster youth. Symposium presented at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference in Portsmouth, NH.