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ac3292@columbia.edu

Anne Conway is an Assistant Professor of Social Work and a faculty member of Columbia Population Research Center. Her research focuses on the early antecedents and health/mental health sequela of executive function and self-regulation in children and youth. She has reported findings pertaining to the relations between early parenting and children’s temperament in the prediction of preschool executive functions and emotion regulation; the role of attention control in moderating relations between negative affect and neural correlates of action monitoring in adolescents; and the long-term effects of 9/11 on young toddlers and their mothers using a naturalistic, quasi-experimental design.

Capitalizing on recent advances from multiple disciplines such as developmental neuroscience, psychology and social work, Dr. Conway utilizes a contextual and neurobehaviorally-informed approach to investigating factors that are most salient to the development of regulatory abilities at key periods for the emergence of pediatric mental health problems. These include early childhood, early adolescence, and early adulthood. Investigation of factors at the interface of multiple biopsychosocial domains (e.g., social context, emotion, attention, sleep) is the focus of her work.

Dr. Conway has extensive experience working with individuals with mental health challenges from early childhood through late life both in inpatient and outpatient settings. She obtained her M.S.W. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and was awarded two research fellowships funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIMH and NICHD) to pursue post-doctoral training in early childhood and adolescent mental health research.