As a molecular geneticist and board certified child psychiatrist focused on the treatment of mental health issues in children exposed to trauma and violence, Dr. Drury has a unique perspective on the importance of research, particularly neuroscience and genetic research, as a critical tool to influence individual, community and policy related to the cross-domain impact of violence. Her research focuses on understanding how sensitive and responsive parenting can buffer young children from the lasting biological and psychological effects of violence and translate these findings into formats understandable by all groups in an effort to mitigate the impacts of violence across generations.
Publications: Google Scholar or NCBI
- Jones, C. W., Gray, S. A., Theall, K. P., & Drury, S. S. (2018). Polymorphic variation in the SLC5A7 gene influences infant autonomic reactivity and self-regulation: A neurobiological model for ANS stress responsivity and infant temperament. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 97, 28-36.
- Dismukes, A., Shirtcliff, E., Jones, C. W., Zeanah, C., Theall, K., & Drury, S. (2018). The development of the cortisol response to dyadic stressors in Black and White infants. Development and psychopathology, 1-14.
- Jones, C., Esteves, K., Theall, K., & Drury, S. (2018). F47. Infant Telomere Length Differs in Matched and Mismatched Postnatal Expectancy. Biological Psychiatry, 83(9), S255-S256.
Selected Research Grants
R01 HD093665-01 Taylor (PI) 9/10/2018 – 6/30/2023
NIH / NICHD
Longitudinal follow-up of brief parenting interventions to reduce risk of child physical maltreatment in a selected population.
Grant amount: $3,033,152
Our long-term goal is to reduce rates of corporal punishment and child physical maltreatment by strengthening the evidence base for brief, widely adaptable, and sustainable interventions deliverable in broad selected and universal populations. The objective is to test the sustained effects of two such interventions, Triple P-Level 2 and Play Nicely, and to examine how social contexts influence their adoption and sustained effects.
Co-Investigators: Drury and Fleckman
Courses with violence topics:
- SPHU 3660/NSCI 3660 Adverse Childhood Experiences: Intersections of violence, neuroscience, law, and public health