PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

PEER REVIEWED MANUSCRIPTS

^Denotes joint first author.
*Denotes advised graduate student author. 

2018

Wagner, N.J., Hastings, P., & Rubin, K. (2018). Children's autonomic functioning moderates links between maternal rejecting attitudes and preschool aggressive behaviors. Developmental Psychobiology.

Wagner, N.J., Gueron-Sela, N., Bedford, R., & Propper, C. (2018). Maternal attributions of infant behavior and parenting behaviors predict teacher-rated internalizing problems in childhood. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

2017

Wagner, N.J., Hastings, P., & Rubin, K. (2017). Callous-Unemotional Traits and Autonomic Functioning in Toddlerhood Interactively Predict Externalizing Behaviors in Preschool. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

Gueron-Sela, N, Bedford, R., Wagner, N.J., & Propper, C. (2017). Children’s Executive Function Buffers the Effects of Maternal Harsh-Intrusiveness on Internalizing Behaviors in the Transition to School. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 

*Rehder, P., Mills-Koonce, W.R., Willoughby, M., Garrett-Peters, P., & Wagner, N.J. (2017). Emotion recognition deficits among children with conduct problems and callous-unemotional behaviors: Differences by child race. Early Childhood Research Quarterly.

Wagner. N.J., Mills-Koonce, W.R., Willoughby, M., Cox, M. & Family Life Project Key Investigators (2017). Parenting and cortisol in infancy interactively predict conduct problems and callous-unemotional behaviors in early childhood. Child Development. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12900

Bedford, R., ^Wagner, N.J., Mills-Koonce, W.R., & Willoughby, M. (2017). The role of infants’ mother-directed gaze, maternal sensitivity, and emotion recognition in childhood callous unemotional behaviours. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Wagner, N.J., Camerota, M., & Propper, C. (2017). Prevalence and perceptions of electronic cigarette use during pregnancy. Maternal and Child Health Journal. DOI: 10.1007/s10995-016-2257-9

2016

Gueron-Sela, N., Propper, C. B., Wagner, N. J., Camerota, M., Tully, K. P., & Moore, G. (2016). Infant respiratory sinus arrhythmia and maternal depressive symptoms predict toddler sleep problems. Developmental Psychobiology.

Gueron-Sela, N., Wagner, N.J., Propper, C.B., Mills-Koonce, W.R., Moore, G.A., & Cox, M.J. (2016). The interaction between child respiratory sinus arrhythmia and early sensitive parenting in the prediction of children's executive functions. Infancy. DOI: 10.1111/infa.12152

Wagner, N.J., Mills-Koonce, W.R., Propper, C., Willoughby, M.T., *Rehder, P.D., Moore, G., & Cox, M. (2016). Associations between infant behaviors during the face-to-face still-face paradigm and oppositional defiant and callous-unemotional behaviors in early childhood. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. doi: 10.1007/s10802-016-0141-0

Mills-Koonce, W.R., Willoughby, M., Garrett-Peters, Wagner, N.J., P., Vernon-Feagans, L., & the Family Life Project Key Investigators (2016). The interplay among socioeconomic status, household chaos, and parenting in the prediction of child conduct problems and callous-unemotional behaviors. Development and Psychopathology. doi:10.1017/S0954579416000298

2015

Wagner, N.J., Mills-Koonce, W.R., Willoughby, M.T., Propper, C., *Rehder, P.D., & Gueron-Sela, N. (2015). Respiratory sinus arrhythmia and heart period in infancy as correlates of later oppositional defiant behaviors and callous-unemotional behaviors. International Journal of Behavioral Development. doi:10.1177/0165025415605391

Wagner, N.J., Propper, C., Gueron-Sela, N., & Mills-Koonce, W.R. (2015). Dimensions of maternal parenting and infants’ autonomic functioning interactively predict early internalizing behavior problems. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, doi: 10.1007/s10802-015-0039-2

Wagner, N.J., Mills-Koonce, W.R., Willoughby, M.T., Zvara, B., Cox, M., & the Family Life Project Key Investigators (2015). Parenting and children’s representations of family predict disruptive and callous-unemotional behaviors. Developmental Psychology, doi: 10.1037/a0039353

Mills‐Koonce, W. R., Wagner, N. J., Willoughby, M. T., Stifter, C., Blair, C., & Granger, D. A. (2015). Greater fear reactivity and psychophysiological hyperactivity among infants with later conduct problems and callous‐unemotional traits. Journal Of Child Psychology And Psychiatry, 56(2), 147–154. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12289

2014

Zvara, B.J., Mills-Koonce W.R., Garrett-Peters, P., Wagner, N.J., Vernon-Feagans, L., Cox, M. & the Family Life Project Key Contributors. (2014). The Mediating Role of Parenting in the Associations between Household Chaos and Children’s Representations of Family Dysfunction, Attachment and Human Development, doi: 10.1080/14616734.2014.966124

Willoughby, M. T., Mills-Koonce, W., Gottfredson, N. C., & Wagner, N. J. (2014). Measuring callous unemotional behaviors in early childhood: Factor structure and the prediction of stable aggression in middle childhood. Journal Of Psychopathology And Behavioral Assessment, doi:10.1007/s10862-013-9379-9

MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW

Wagner, N.J., Mills-Koonce, W.R., Willoughby, M., Cox., M., & Family Life Project Key Investigators (under review). Testing the associations between parenting and emotion socialization behaviors in infancy: Measurement models and the prediction of later externalizing behavior problems. 

Wagner, N.J., Danko, C., Coffman, J., & Propper, C. (under review). Observed Peer Competence Moderates Links between Children’s Observed Self-Regulation Skills and Academic Performance.

Mills-Koonce, W. R., Towe-Goodman, N., Wagner, N.J., Blair, C., Stifter, C., Willoughby, M. T., & the Family Life Project Key Investigators. (under review).  Fear reactivity and soothability profiles in infancy: Associations with child and family antecedents and later child conduct problems.

Mills-Koonce, W.R., Wagner, N.J., Willoughby, M.T., Zvara., B.J., & the Family Life Project Key Investigators (under review). Differences in attachment classifications among youth high on conduct problems and callous-unemotional traits. 

Propper, C., Wagner, N.J., Mills-Koonce, W.R., Cole, V., Moore, G., Stifter, C., & Calkins, S. (under review). Respiratory sinus arrhythmia and heart period functioning over the first three years of life. 

Propper, C., Wagner, N.J., Camerota, M, Tully, K., & Gueron-Sela, N. (under review). Trajectories of sleep problems across childhood mediate associations between low birth weight and later behavior problems.  
 

BOOK CHAPTERS

Hastings, Pl., Rubin, K.H., Smith, K. & Wagner, N.J. (in press). Parents of behaviorally inhibited and socially withdrawn children. In M. Bornstein (Ed.), Handbook of Parenting. 3rd edition. New York: Routledge.

SYMPOSIA PRESENTATIONS

1.    Chronis-Tuscano, A., Danko, C.M., Wagner, N.J.,   Barstead,   M.G., Novick, D.R., Smith, K.A., Teetsel, R.N., Dougherty, L.R.,  O’Brien, K.A., & Rubin, K.H.(2017, November).   Multi-Modal Early Intervention Program for Behaviorally Inhibited Preschoolers. In D. Sloan (Chair), New advances in Group CBT: Expanding the reach and context of interventions. Symposium conducted at the annual conference of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. San Diego, CA.

2.    Barstead, M. G., Danko, C. M., Wagner, N. J., Novick, D. R., Teetsel, R. N., Smith, K. A., Wang, C. W., Dougherty, L. R., Rubin, K. H., & Chronis-Tuscano, A. Response to early intervention for behavioral inhibition is moderated by parental anxiety. In C. Danko and N. Wagner (Co-chairs), Innovative interventions for young behaviorally inhibited children. Symposium submitted to present at the meeting of the International Society for Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

3.    Wagner, N.J., Mills-Koonce, W., Willoughby, M., & Cox, M (2017) Caregiving and HPA axis functioning interactively predict conduct problems and callous-unemotional behaviors in childhood. In N. Wagner and W.R. Mills-Koonce (Co-Chairs), Biopsychosocial Examinations of Emerging Conduct Problems and Callous Unemotional Behaviors: Multi-method, multi-system analyses. Symposium presented at the 2017 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting in Austin, TX. 

4.    Wagner, N.J. (2016). Early Biopsychosocial Correlates of Later Externalizing Behavior Problems. Invited presentation at the Center for Children, Relationships, and Culture, Developmental Science Field Committee Co-Sponsored Colloquium Series, University of Maryland, College Park. 

5.    Wagner, N.J. (2015). Biopsychosocial Correlates of Early Conduct Problems and Callous-Unemotional Behaviors. Invited presentation given at Developmental Psychology’s Lunch Consortium, UNC-Chapel Hill.

6.    Wagner, N.J., Mills-Koonce, W.R., Willoughby, M., Waschbusch, D., Zvara, B., & Cox, M (2015). Parenting and children’s representations of family predictor disruptive behaviors and callous-unemotional traits. Paper presented at symposium entitled “Genetic and environment factors associated with early callous-unemotional behaviors and their associations with later development” at the 2015 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

7.    Wagner, N.J., Cole, V., Propper, C., & Mills-Koonce, W.R. (2015). Longitudinal Latent Profile Analysis: An Innovative Approach to Modeling Trajectories of RSA in Early Childhood. Paper presented at symposium entitled “Innovative Approaches to Unresolved Questions in the Study of Early Psychophysiological Development” at the 2015 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

8.    Cox, M.J., Wagner, N.J., & Mills-Koonce, W.R. (2015). Moderating pathways in the Associations between Maternal Support, Maternal Depressive Symptoms, and Child Psychopathology. Paper presented at symposium entitled “Development of Developmental Psychopathology: The Legacy of Susan B. Campbell” at the 2015 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. 

9.    Wagner, N.J. (2010). Differences in Parenting Behaviors across Family Structures among African American Mothers of Young Children. Paper presented at the 2010 Lantina(o) Graduate Student Alliance’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Symposium, Tempe, AZ.

10.    Garrett-Peters, P.T., Mills-Koonce, W.R., Wagner, N.J., Cox, M.J., & The Family Life Project Key Investigators (2009).  Contextual correlates of parenting behaviors among poor, rural, African American mothers.  Paper presented at the meeting for the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

1.    Wang, C.H., Danko, C., Teetsel, R.N., Clinton, R., Novick, D.R., Andrea, A., Feeney, K., Miller, K., Barstead, M.G., Wagner, N.J., PhD, Smith, K.A., Dougherty, L., Rubin, K.H., and Chronis-Tuscano, A. (submitted) Maternal and Paternal Anxiety Disorders and Early Intervention Outcomes for Behaviorally Inhibited Preschool Children. Poster submitted to the 51st  annual meeting of Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Meeting of the Parenting and Families Special Interest Group (SIG), San Diego, CA.

2.    Wagner, N.J.,  & Rubin, K. (2017) Callous-Unemotional Features and Autonomic Functioning in Toddlerhood Interactively Predict Externalizing Behaviors in Preschool. Poster presented at the 2017 Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Future Directions Forum in College Park, MD.

3.    Danko, C. M., Wagner, N. J., Barstead, M., Novick, D. R., Teetsel, R. N., Smith, K. A., Wang, C. W., Dougherty, L. R., Rubin, K. H., & Chronis-Tuscano, A. Response to early intervention for behavioral inhibition is moderated by parental anxiety. Poster presented at the 2017 Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Future Directions Forum in College Park, MD.

4.    *Hamburger, S., Barstead, M., Smith, K., Wagner, N.J., Danko, C., Chronis-Tuscano, A., & Rubin, K. (2017, May). Influence of baseline physiology of behaviorally inhibited preschool children involved in early intervention. Poster to be presented at the 29th Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention. Boston, MA.

5.    Wagner, N.J., Danko, C., Chronis-Tuscano, A., Rubin, K., Coffman, J., & Propper, C. (2017) Observed Peer Problems Moderate Links between Self-Regulation and Academic Achievement in Preschool. Poster presented at the 2017 American Psychological Annual Convention in Washington D.C.

6.    Wagner, N.J., Hastings, P., & Rubin, K. (2017) Callous-Unemotional Features and Autonomic Functioning in Toddlerhood Interactively Predict Externalizing Behaviors in Preschool. Poster presented at the 2017 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting in Austin, TX.

7.    Wagner, N.J., Hastings, P., & Rubin, K. (2017) Children’s Autonomic Suppression Moderates Links between Maternal Rejecting Attitudes and Preschool Aggression. Poster presented at the 2017 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting in Austin, TX.

8.    Gueron-Sela, N., Propper, C., Wagner, N.J., Camerota, M., Tully, K, & Moore, G. (2017) Infant Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia and Maternal Depressive Symptoms Predict Toddler Sleep Problems. Poster presented at the 2017 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting in Austin, TX.

9.    *Novick, D., Wagner, N.J., Gueron-Sela, N., Bedford, R., & Propper, C. (2017) Parental Attributions of Infant Behavior, Intrusive Parenting and Internalizing in Toddlerhood. Poster presented at the 2017 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting in Austin, TX.

10.    Wagner, N.J., Propper, C., *Camerota, M., & Gueron-Sela, N. (2016). Low Birth Weight, Parenting in Infancy, and Trajectories of Children’s Sleep Problems Predict Teacher-Rated Attention and Aggression Problems. Poster presented at the 2016 International Conference on Infant Studies, New Orleans, Louisiana.

11.    Wagner, N.J., Mills-Koonce, W.R., Willoughby, M.T., & Cole, V. (2016). Non-linear trajectories of psychobiological functioning across infancy and later externalizing psychopathology. Poster presented at the 2016 International Conference on Infant Studies, New Orleans, Louisiana.

12.    *Camerota, M., Wagner, N.J., & Propper, C. (2016). Electronic Cigarette Use among Pregnant Women: Prevalence, Perceptions, and Implications for Infant Birth Weight. Poster presented at the 2016 International Conference on Infant Studies, New Orleans, Louisiana.

13.    Wagner, N.J., Mills-Koonce, W.R., Willoughby, M., Cole, V., & *Rehder P. (2015) Associations Between Developmental Patterns of Psychobiological Functioning and Later Conduct Problems and Callous-Unemotional Behaviors. Poster presented at the 2015 Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy Biennial Meeting in Chicago, IL.

14.    Wagner, N.J., Mills-Koonce, W.R., Propper, C., Willoughby, M., Moore, G., & *Rehder P. (2015). Associations Between Infant Behaviors During the Face-To-Face Still-Face Paradigm and Behavioral and Emotional Deviancy in Early Childhood. Poster presented at the 2015 Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy Biennial Meeting in Chicago, IL. 

15.    *Rehder, P., Mills-Koonce, W.R., Wagner, N.J., Garrett-Peters, P., & Willoughby, M. (2015). Lower Emotion Identification Accuracy among Young Children with Callous-Unemotional Behaviors. Poster presented at the 2015 Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy Biennial Meeting in Chicago, IL.

16.    *Rehder, P., Mills-Koonce, W.R., Wagner, N.J., & Willoughby, M. (2015). Atypical Maternal Behaviors in Infancy Predict Early Measures of Oppositional Defiant Behaviors and Callous- Unemotional Behaviors at 3 years of Age. Poster presented at the 2015 Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy Biennial Meeting in Chicago, IL.

17.    Wagner, N.J., & Camerota, M. (2015). Prevalence, patterns, and perceptions of electronic cigarette use in pregnant women. Poster presented at the 2015 Center for Regulatory Research on Tobacco Communication Retreat, Chapel Hill, NC.

18.    Propper, C., Chardon, M., Palmer, K., Poteat, J., Thomas, M., Wagner, N.J., & Coffman, J. (2015) Relations among child regulation, the Pre-K classroom, and aspects of kindergarten readiness. Poster presented at the 2015 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

19.    *Rehder, P., Mills-Koonce, W.R., Wagner, N.J., Garrett-Peters, P., & Willoughby, M. (2015) Lower Emotion Identification Accuracy among Young Children with Callous-Unemotional Behaviors. Poster presented at the 2015 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

20.    *Rehder, P., Mills-Koonce, W.R., Wagner, N.J., Zvara, B., & Willoughby, M. (2015) Attachment Quality Assessed from Children's Family Drawings Predicts Child Conduct Problems and Callous-Unemotional Behaviors. Poster presented at the 2015 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

21.    Propper, C., Lewis, G., Iannotte, L., Murphy, M., Feeny, V., Wagner, N.J., & Coffman, L. (2015). School readiness associated with child RSA patterns during emotion and cognitive regulation tasks in preschool. Poster presented at the 2015 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

22.    Wagner, N.J., Mills-Koonce, W.R., Willoughby, M., Propper, C., Moore, G., & Rehder, P., (2014). Infant regulatory behaviors inform conduct problem and callous-unemotional symptomology in early childhood. Poster presented at the 2014 International Conference on Infant Studies, Berlin, Germany. 

23.    Wagner, N.J., Mills-Koonce, W.R., Propper, C., & Cox, M.J. (2013). The Emergence of Physiological Differences in Youth High on Conduct Problems and Callous-Unemotional Traits.  Poster presented at the 2013 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA.

24.    Wagner, N.J., & Mills-Koonce, W.R., (2013). Patterns of Infant Autonomic and HPA Functioning among Children with Conduct Problems and Callous-Unemotional Traits in 1st Grade..  Poster presented at the 2013 Society of the Scientific Study of Psychopathy Biennial Meeting, Washington, DC.

25.    Willoughby, M., Mills-Koonce, W.R., & Wagner, N.J., (2013) The Structure and Stability of Parent-Reported Callous Unemotional, Oppositional Defiant/Conduct, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Behaviors from Age 4 Years to 1st Grade. Poster presented at the 2013 Society of the Scientific Study of Psychopathy Biennial Meeting, Washington, DC.

26.    Wagner, N.J. (2009) Differences in Parenting Behaviors across Family Structures among African American Mothers of Young Children. Poster presented at the 2009 UNC Honor’s in Psychology Poster Day, Chapel Hill, NC.