Emily Winslow

Psychology North Suite 205
Assistant Research Professor, REACH


Emily Winslow received a B.S. in Psychology from Indiana University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical and Developmental Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.  She completed a clinical internship at Duke University Medical Center and postdoctoral fellowship in Prevention Science at Arizona State University.  Dr. Winslow conducts research to increase the public health impact of evidence-based, preventive parenting interventions.  She received an NIMH career development award to develop and evaluate theory-based strategies for increasing engagement into effective parenting and family-based interventions.  Dr. Winslow also studies predictors of child adjustment and the impact of parenting quality and parenting interventions on child and family outcomes.


(480) 965-5430


B.S., Indiana University, 1990

M.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1995

Clinical Internship, Duke University Medical Center, 1999

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2001

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Arizona State University, 2005


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Research Interests

Interests include risk and resilency among children experiencing adversity, impact of parenting quality and parenting interventions on child adjustment, effects of motivational strategies on parent engagement in family-based interventions, intergenerational benefits of evidence-based preventive interventions.


Selected Publications:

Winslow, E. B., Braver, S., Cialdini, R, Sandler, I., Betkowski, J., Tein, J-Y, Hita, L., Bapat, M., Wheeler, L., & Lopez, M. (2017). Video-based approach to engaging parents into a preventive parenting intervention for divorcing families: Results of a randomized controlled trial. Prevention Science, On-line advance publication. doi:10.1007/s11121-017-0791-3.

Mauricio, A., Mazza, G., Berkel, C., Tein, J-Y, Sandler, I., Wolchik, S., & Winslow, E. (2017). Attendance trajectory classes among divorced and separated mothers and fathers in the New Beginnings Program. Prevention Science, On-line advance publication. doi:10.1007/s11121-017-0783-3.

Sitnick, S., Shaw, D., Weaver, C., Shelleby, E., Choe, D., Reuben, J., Gilliam, M., Winslow, E., & Taraban, L. (2017). Early childhood predictors of severe youth violence in low-income male adolescents. Child Development, 88(1), 27-40. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12680

Winslow, E. B., Poloskov, E., Begay, R., Tein, J-Y., Sandler, I., & Wolchik, S. (2016). A randomized trial of methods to engage Mexican American parents into a school-based parenting intervention. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 84(12), 1094-1107. doi: 10.1037/ccp0000140. PMCID: 27599226.

Sandler, I., Ingram, A., Wolchik, S., Tein, J-Y., & Winslow, E. (2015). Long-term effects of parenting-focused preventive interventions to promote resilience of children and adolescents. Child Development Perspectives, 9(3), 164-171.

Mahrer, N., Winslow, E., Wolchik, S., Tein, J-Y, & Sandler, I. (2014). Effects of a preventive parenting intervention for divorced families on the intergenerational transmission of parenting attitudes in young adult offspring. Child Development, 85(5), 2091-2105. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12258

Wolchik, S., Sandler, I., Tein, J-Y., Mahrer, N., Millsap, R., Winslow, E., Vélez, C., Porter, M., Luecken, L., & Reed, A. (2013). Fifteen-year follow-up of a randomized trial of a preventive intervention for divorced families: Effects on mental health and substance use outcomes in young adulthood. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 81(4), 660-673. DOI: 10.1037/a0033235

Winslow, E. B., Sandler, I., Wolchik, S. A., & Carr, C. (2012). Building resilience in all children:  A public health approach.  In S. Goldstein & R. Brooks (Eds.), Handbook of resilience in children (2nd ed.) (pp. 459-480). NY: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-3661-4_27.

McClain, D. B., Wolchik, S., Winslow, E., Tein, J., Sandler, I., & Millsap, R. (2010). Developmental cascade effects of the New Beginnings Program on adolescent adaptation outcomes. Development & Psychopathology, 22, 771-784. DOI:  10.1017/S0954579410000453. PMCID: PMC2950317.

Winslow, E., Bonds, D. B., Wolchik, S., Sandler, I., & Braver, S. (2009). Predictors of enrollment and retention in a preventive parenting intervention for divorced families. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 30(2), 151-172. DOI: 10.1007/s10935-009-0170-3. PMCID: PMC2682618.

Winslow, E., Bonds, D., & Sandler, I. (2009). Resilience, childhood and adolescence. In D. Carr (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the life course and human development (Vol. 1, pp. 394-398). Detroit: MacMillan Reference USA. 

Winslow, E. B., & Shaw, D. S. (2007). Impact of neighborhood disadvantage on overt behavior problems during early childhood. Aggressive Behavior33, 207-219. DOI: 10.1002/ab.20178.  

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