Sara Jaffee is a professor of psychology and the director of graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a developmental psychopathologist who conducts research on at-risk families and children. She is interested in how stressful environments exacerbate underlying genetic vulnerabilities to affect children’s development, with a special interest in children’s antisocial behaviour. Her work combines longitudinal, epidemiological methods with genetically- informative research designs to better understand how risk and protective factors operate in children’s development.
Links on the ACAMH website
“Something new: What’s next for child psychology and psychiatry?” by Sara Jaffee
“The rise and rise of developmental perspectives in child psychology and psychiatry” by Sara Jaffee
“Promises and pitfalls in the development of biomarkers that can promote early intervention in children at risk” by Sara Jaffee