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  • Wendy Hadley, PhD

    • Wendy Hadley, PhD Staff Psychologist at Rhode Island Hospital

    • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research), The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

    Background Information

    Wendy Hadley, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with an interest in pediatric psychology. She has particular interest in working with children and adolescents who are HIV-positive.

    Hadley completed her undergraduate work at the University of Florida and received her PhD from the University of Memphis. She completed both her internship and post-doctoral fellowship within the Brown University Clinical Consortium.

    Research Interests

    Hadley's current research interests focus on adolescent risk behaviors. In particular, she is interested in adolescent sexual risk-taking. She is involved in several major projects funded by the National Institute of Mental Health that focuses on adolescents with psychiatric disorders and HIV risk.

    Hadley has a particular interest in family factors and the impact of those factors in either increasing or decreasing adolescent engagement in risk behaviors and the use of technological tools to enhance the impact of prevention interventions.

    Selected Publications

    • Hadley, W., Hunter, H., Tolou-shams, M., Lescano, C.L., Brown, L.K., Thompson, A., Donenberg, G., DiClemente, R., & Project STYLE (in press). Monitoring challenges: A closer look at parental monitoring, maternal psychopathology, and adolescent sexual risk behavior. Journal of Family Psychology.

    • Tolou-shams, M., Hadley, W., Conrad, S., & Brown, L.K. (in press). The role of family affect in juvenile drug court offenders’ substance use and HIV risk. Journal of Child and Family Studies.  

    • Grossman, C., Hadley, W., Brown, L.K., Houck, C.D., Peters, A. & Tolou-Shams, M. (2008). Adolescent sexual risk: Factors predicting condom use across the stages of change. AIDS & Behavior, 12(6), 913-922.  PMID 18427971.

    • Hadley, W., Brown, L.K., Lescano, C.M., & Kell, H., Donenberg, G., DiClemente, R., & Project STYLE Study Group (2009). Parent-adolescent sexual communication: Associations of condom use with condom discussions. AIDS & Behavior, 13(5), 997-1004.  PMID 18841462, PMCID 2756325, NIHMSID 83475

    • Brown, L.K., Hadley, W., Stewart, A., Lescano, C.M., Whitely, L., Donenberg, G., DiClemente, R., & Project STYLE Study Group (2010). Psychiatric disorders and sexual risk among adolescents in mental health treatment. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78(4):590-7. PMCID – Journal – In Process.j

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