BRUCE J. ELLIS portrait
  • Professor, Psychology Department
  • Director, Research Network on Adaptations to Childhood Stress, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Professor, Anthropology Department
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Research Summary

My research seeks to leverage knowledge from both evolutionary biology and developmental science to better understand developmental adaptations to stress, especially in relation to the programming of life history strategies. My collaborators and I focus on how our biobehavioral systems (biological stress responses, timing of puberty, risky adolescent behavior and cognition, and related health outcomes) respond to specific features of family environments and the larger ecological context.

Education

  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of Michigan