Research

Child Psychiatric Epidemiology Group (CPEG)

Research

A primary focus of our research is the transmission of trauma from parent to child. Current, ongoing, research seeks to answer questions regarding children who were exposed to disaster (both directly and indirectly) or other difficult life circumstances, such as having a parent involved with the criminal justice system. Present studies are being conducted in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

CPEG is also actively involved internationally, most recently in Israel, Taiwan, Zimbabwe, Tajikistan, Jordan, and Brazil, in addition to 11 European countries, including 4 in Eastern Europe. The foci of these often large-scale epidemiological investigations vary, but always have the psychological well-being of children as the primary agenda, and include randomized control trials, examination of factors related to suicide and deliberate self-harm, child mental health awareness, and childhood trauma resulting from war.