Assistant Professor of Medical Social Sciences
Northwestern University
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Amélie Petitclerc is an Assistant Professor of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University. She was previously a postdoctoral research scholar at the National Center for Children and Families (NCCF), Teachers College, Columbia University. She received support from a postdoctoral fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. She completed a MA in forensic psychology at the University of British Columbia and a PhD in clinical psychology at l'Université Laval, in Quebec City. She also pursued postdoctoral research in Ireland, at the University College Dublin Geary Institute. She is interested in the development and prevention of disruptive behavior problems in children, and the use of new statistical methods to test causal effects of services and policies on children's development. She is developing a new line of research to understand the mechanisms of intergenerational transmission of disruptive and antisocial behavior (i.e. aggression, disregard for rules, delinquency, crime), and to develop strategies to prevent it.