Biography

Robey Champine PhotoPublic Health Focus/Interests:

Dr. Champine joined the MSU MPH faculty in 2019. She is an applied developmental psychologist with over ten years of experience in researching how intervention and prevention programs, policies, and practices can promote positive youth development. She earned her doctorate in Child Study and Human Development from Tufts University and completed her NIH T32 postdoctoral training at the Yale School of Medicine Division of Prevention and Community Research and the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut. In partnership with stakeholders, her program of research uses mixed-methods techniques to examine how community programs (e.g., trauma-informed initiatives) help to prevent risk and promote thriving among youth, families, and communities exposed to adversity. She also explores how the use of technology can help to facilitate student learning and engagement. Dr. Champine is the Co-Chair of the Student and Early Career Council (SECC) of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) and the early career representative to the SRCD Governing Council. From 2015-2017, she served as the SECC representative to the SRCD Science and Social Policy Committee. In addition, she currently serves as an elected representative to the Program Committee of the Society for Community Research and Action of the American Psychological Association. Prior to earning her doctorate, Dr. Champine was a Radcliffe/Rappaport Doctoral Policy Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and a psychological and behavioral analyst for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

 

Education:

Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2018 – 2019
Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, Farmington, CT

NIH T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2016 – 2018
Yale School of Medicine, Division of Prevention and Community Research, New Haven, CT

Doctor of Philosophy, Child Study and Human Development, 2016
Tufts University, Medford, MA

Master of Public Health, 2010
University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT

Master of Science, Criminology, 2008
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Spanish, 2007 (Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa)
Smith College, Northampton, MA

 

Public Health Courses Taught:

Child, Adolescent, and Lifespan Development

Research Methods

Program Evaluation

Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health

 

Professional Experience/Expertise:

Positive youth development

Health promotion

Risk prevention

Trauma-informed practice

Youth development programs

Community-based participatory research

Mixed-methods research

 

Professional Activities or Current Research:

2019 – 2023: Elected Co-Chair of Student and Early Career Council and Representative to Governing Council, Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)

2019 – 2022: Elected Representative, Program Committee, Society for Community Research & Action (SCRA)

2018 – 2019: Mentor, Pass the Torch for Women Mentoring Program

2018 – 2019: Member, Cultural Competence and Wellness Committee, Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut

2018: Recipient, Foundations of Online Teaching and Learning Certification, University of New Haven

2017 – 2019: Selected Scholar, SRCD Teaching Mentorship Program

2017 – 2019: Recipient, NIH/NICHD Extramural Clinical Research Award

2016 – 2018: Recipient, NIH/NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship (2T32DA019426-11)

2016: Mentor, Undergraduate Scholars Program, Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA)

2015 – 2019: Elected Representative, SRCD Student and Early Career Council

2015 – 2017: Elected Representative, SRCD Science and Social Policy Committee

2015: Recipient, SRCD Dissertation Research Funding Award

2015: Recipient, Graduate Research Excellence at Tufts (GREAT) Fellowship

2015: Grant Reviewer, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Office of Family Assistance

2013 – 2016: Recipient, Graduate Student Travel Award, Tufts University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

2013: Recipient, Radcliffe/Rappaport Doctoral Research/Policy Fellowship, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

2011: Recipient, Performance Award, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

 

Recent Publications, Presentations:

Sample Peer-Reviewed Publications (*indicates mentored student or research assistant):

Champine, R. B., Schreier, A., Whitson, M. L., & Kaufman, J. S. (accept with revision). Comparing youth and caregiver experiences in a school-based system of care.                                                 

Schreier, A., Champine, R. B., & Kaufman, J. S. (2019). Predictors of service dosage, referral, and usage in an early childhood system of care. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 28(2), 599-608.

Champine, R. B., Matlin, S. L., Strambler, M. J., & Tebes, J. K. (2018). Trauma-informed family practices: Toward integrated and evidence-based approaches. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27(9), 2732-2743.

Champine, R. B., Werkmeister Rozas, L., Schreier, A., & Kaufman, J. S. (2018). Examining the service- related experiences and outcomes of caregivers involved in a system of care who experienced everyday discrimination. Journal of Community Psychology, 47(3), 544-562.

Champine, R. B., Whitson, M. L., & Kaufman, J. S. (2018). Service characteristics, family involvement, and participant outcomes in an early childhood system of care. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27(1), 324-338.

Champine, R. B., & Johnson, S. K. (2017). Towards the promotion of positive development among boys in challenging contexts: A mixed-methods study of engagement in the Scoutreach initiative. Journal of Youth Development, 12(4), 16-37.

Wang, J., Champine, R. B., Ferris, K. A., Hershberg, R. M., Warren, D. A., *Burkhard, B., *Su, S., & Lerner, R. M. (2017). Is the Scoutreach initiative of Boy Scouts of America linked to character development among socioeconomically, racially, and ethnically diverse youth? Initial explorations. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46(10), 2230-2240.

Champine, R. B., Wang, J., Ferris, K. A., Hershberg, R. M., Erickson, K., Johnson, B., & Lerner, R. M. (2016). Exploring the out-of-school time program ecology of Boy Scouts. Research in Human Development, 13(2), 97-110.

Hershberg, R. M., Chase, P. A., Champine, R. B., Hilliard, L. J., Wang, J., & Lerner, R. M. (2015). “You can quit me but I’m not going to quit you”: A focus group study of leaders’ perceptions of their positive influences on youth in Boy Scouts of America. Journal of Youth Development, 10(2), 5-30.

Wang, J., Hilliard, L. J., Hershberg, R. M., Bowers, E. P., Chase, P. A., Champine, R. B., Buckingham, H., *Braun, D. A., *Gelgoot, E., & Lerner, R. M. (2015). Character in childhood and early adolescence: Models and measurement. Journal of Moral Education, 44(2), 165-197.

Agans, J. P., Champine, R. B., DeSouza, L. M., Mueller, M. K., Johnson, S. K., & Lerner, R. M. (2014). Activity involvement as an ecological asset: Profiles of participation and youth outcomes. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43(6), 919-932.

Arbeit, M. R., Johnson, S. K., Champine, R. B., Greenman, K. N., Lerner, J. V., & Lerner, R. M. (2014). Profiles of problematic behaviors across adolescence: Covariations with indicators of positive youth development. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43(6), 971-990.

Hilliard, L. J., Hershberg, R. M., Wang, J., Bowers, E. P., Chase, P. A., Champine, R. B., Buckingham, H., Warren, D. J. A., Ferris, K. A., & Lerner, R. M. (2014). Program innovations and character in Cub Scouts: Findings from year 1 of a mixed-methods, longitudinal study. Journal of Youth Development, 9(4), 6-30.

Lerner, R. M., Wang, J., Champine, R. B., Warren, D. J. A., & Erickson, K. (2014). Development of civic engagement: Theoretical and methodological issues. International Journal of Developmental Science, 8(3-4), 69-79.

 

Invited Chapters (*indicates mentored student or research assistant):

Champine, R. B. (2017). Promoting positive youth development and preventing violence and aggression: Connecting individual and ecological developmental assets. In P. Sturmey (Ed.), The Wiley handbook of violence and aggression, Vol. 3: Societal interventions. New York, NY: Wiley.                          

Lerner, R. M., Champine, R. B., *Tirrell, J. M., *Fremont, E. R., & *Su, S. (2016). Developmental theory. In M. H. Bornstein (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of lifespan human development. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Agans, J. P., Champine, R. B., Erickson, K., Johnson, S. K., & *Yalin, C. (2015). Promoting healthy lifestyles through youth activity participation: Lessons from research on the developmental impacts of movement-based programs. In E. P. Bowers, G. J., Geldhof, S. K. Johnson, L. J. Hilliard, R. M. Hershberg, J.V.

Lerner, & R. M. Lerner (Eds.), Promoting healthy development for America’s youth: Lessons learned from the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development. New York, NY: Springer.

Lerner, R. M., Buckingham, M. H., Champine, R. B., Greenman, K. N., Warren, D., & Weiner, M. B. (2015). Positive development among youth: Individual and ecological bases. In R. A. Scott & S. M. Kosslyn (Eds.), Emerging trends in the social and behavioral sciences. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Lerner, R. M., DeSouza, L. M., Buckingham, M. H., Warren, D., Champine, R. B., & Greenman, K. N. (2015). Developmental assets and the positive development of youth. International encyclopedia of the social and behavioral sciences (2nd ed.).

Champine, R. B. (2014). John P. Hill. In R. M. Lerner, A. C. Petersen, R. K. Silbereisen, & J. Brooks- Gunn (Eds.), The developmental science of adolescence: History through autobiography (pp. 557). New York, NY: Psychology Press.

Champine, R. B. (2014). Roberta G. Simmons. In R. M. Lerner, A. C. Petersen, R. K. Silbereisen, & J. Brooks-Gunn (Eds.), The developmental science of adolescence: History through autobiography (pp. 558). New York, NY: Psychology Press.

                                                                                                               

Manuscripts under Review (*indicates mentored student or research assistant):

Champine, R. B., Lang, J., *Nelson, A., Hanson, R. F., & Tebes, J. K. (invited submission - under review). Measures of trauma-informed practice: A systematic review.                                                                               

Champine, R. B., *Shaker, A. H., *Tsitaridis, K. A., Whitson, M. L., & Kaufman, J. S. (under review). Service-related barriers and facilitators in an early childhood system of care: Comparing the perspectives of parents and providers.                                                                                                          

Matlin, S. L., Champine, R. B., Strambler, M. S., O’Brien, C., *Hoffman, E. Whitson, M., & Tebes, J. K. (invited submission - under review). A community’s response to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs): Building a resilient, trauma-informed community.

Tebes, J. K., Champine, R. B., Matlin, S. L., & Strambler, M. S. (under review). A tripartite population health model of trauma-informed practice.

Whitson, M. L., Champine, R. B., Griffin, A., Corto-Mergins, C. G., Lusa, J. V., Jaffe, J., Hemmelgarn, A., Bryden, E., Clark, K., & Kaufman, J. S. (under review). Impact of EMDR for children and youth exposed to potentially traumatic events: The Village Collaborative Trauma Center.

 

Online Documents:

Champine, R. B., & Lang, J. (October 2018). Integrating a trauma-informed approach with youth development programs. Issue Brief: Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut.

Champine, R. B. (April 2016). Getting an academic job: Tips for delivering a clear and compelling job talk. Developments: Newsletter of the Society for Research in Child Development, 59(2), 11-12.

Champine, R. B. (July 2015). Genes and crime: Promoting social justice through challenging misconceptions about the role of genetics in criminal behavior. Letter to the Editor, Human Development. Retrieved from http://www.karger.com/Journal/News/224249 

 

Sample Presentations (*indicates invited session, **indicates mentored student or research assistant):

*Champine, R. B. (Chair). Rebecca Saxe: Cognitive neuroscience of social cognition, theory of mind, and moral judgment. Invited Address at the 2019 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

*Champine, R. B. (Co-Chair). SRCD Federal and State Policy Fellowships. Coffee hour session at the 2019 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Baltimore, MD.                                                                                                                    

Champine, R. B., Delaney, M., & Lang, J. (2019). The influences of child, clinician, and organization factors on EBP sustainability and child outcomes: A multilevel assessment. In J. Lang (Chair), Evidence- based practices in children’s behavioral health: Implications for sustainability and service systems. Paper symposium at the Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health, Tampa, FL.

Champine, R. B. (Chair), Tebes, J. K., Matlin, S., & Bracey, J. (2019). Promoting healthy youth development through trauma-informed practice: Promise, challenges, and future directions. Conversation roundtable at the 2019 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

Randall, K. G., **Nelson, A., Champine, R. B., & **Barrette, K. (2019). Examining patterns in child- and caregiver-reported child trauma exposure, symptoms, and TF-CBT retention: A latent class analysis. In J. Vanderploeg (Chair), Evidence-based child trauma assessment: Barriers, sustainable dissemination, and treatment implications. Paper symposium at the Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health, Tampa, FL.

Champine, R. B., **Shaker, A. H., **Tsitaridis, K. A., Whitson, M. L., & Kaufman, J. S. (2018). Examining barriers and facilitators related to family service access in an early childhood system of care. Poster presentation at the Parenting and Family Dynamics Preconference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

*Champine, R. B. (2017). Promoting positive development among socioeconomically, racially, and ethnically diverse youth: The sample case of boys in the Scoutreach initiative of Boy Scouts of America. Paper presentation at the Marbach Conference on Social Inequality, Life Course Transitions, and Adolescent Socio-Emotional and Productive Youth Development. Jacobs Foundation, Zürich, Switzerland.

Champine, R. B., Johnson, S. K., **Su, S., & Ferris, K. (2017). Understanding positive youth development in challenging contexts: A mixed-methods study of engagement in the ScoutReach program. Poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX.

Champine, R. B., Whitson, M. L., & Kaufman, J. S. (2017). Examining relations among perceived service characteristics, dimensions of family involvement, and outcomes among participants in an early childhood system of care. Paper presentation at the Eastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Tebes, J. K., Matlin, S. L., Strambler, M., Champine, R. B., Heberle, A., O’Brien, C., & **Hoffman, E. (2017). Multilevel processes and impacts of a trauma-informed community initiative. Presentation at the Biennial Conference on Transformative Community Psychology for the Society for Community Research and Action. Ottawa, Canada.

Champine, R. B. (2015). Promoting positive development and preventing problematic outcomes among youth in challenging contexts: A relational developmental systems approach. Presentation for the Graduate Research Excellence at Tufts (GREAT) Fellowship Program, Tufts University, Medford, MA.

Hershberg, R. M., & Champine, R. B. (2015, March). “I’m not going to quit you”: A grounded theory of leaders’ influences on positive youth development in Boy Scouts of America. In P. E. King & J. Rhodes (Chairs), Mentoring that makes a difference: The importance of trust, attunement, and opportunities. Paper symposium at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

*Champine, R. B. (2014). Intentional self-regulation among delinquent adolescents: Enhancing goal-directed processes through application of relational developmental systems theories and the selection, optimization, and compensation model. Paper presentation at the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development, Tufts University, Medford, MA.

 

Professional Website URL:

SRCD Student and Early Career Council

Google Scholar

ResearchGate

 

Personal Website URL:

www.robeychampine.com