Appointments and affiliations
I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology of the University of Zurich (UZH, Switzerland), where I conduct research at the intersection of developmental, clinical, and health psychology. I am also associated with the «Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development», «The International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course» (LIFE), and the «z-Proso International Research Network».
I am also affiliated with the «Center for Developmental Epidemiology» at Duke University Medical Center, USA, and hold an adjunct appointment in Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH).
I received my education at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena (Germany), Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier (France), and The Pennsylvania State University, State College (USA). Upon receiving my PhD at Penn State, I was a «National Institute of Child Health and Human Development» (NICHD) post-doctoral fellow at the «Carolina Consortium on Human Development» at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Center for Developmental Epidemiology, Duke University Medical Center.
From 2008 to 2011, I was Assistant Professor of Psychology at UNC-Greensboro, working at the intersection of Developmental and Clinical Psychology. From 2012 to 2016, I was Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience in the UNC-Chapel Hill Developmental Psychology program.
Find my detailed CV here:
- Intersection of mental and physical health in the early life course
- Development of depression and anxiety from childhood to young adulthood
- Integrating models of psychosocial (e.g., family dysfunction) and biological risk (e.g., inflammation)
- Sex differences in development
Shanahan, L., Schorpp, K. M., Volpe, V. V., Linthicum, K., & Freeman, J. A. (2016). Developmental timing of suicide attempts and cardiovascular risk during young adulthood. Health Psychology, 35, 1135–43.
Shanahan, L., Zucker, N., Copeland, W. E., Bondy, C. L., Egger, H. L., & Costello, E. J. (2015). Childhood somatic complaints predict generalized anxiety and depressive disorders during young adulthood in a community sample. Psychological Medicine, 45, 1721–1730.
Shanahan, L., Calkins, S., Keane, S. P., Kelleher, R., & Suffness, R. (2014). Trajectories of internalizing symptoms across childhood: The roles of biological self-regulation and maternal psychopathology. Development and Psychopathology, 26, 1353–1368.
Shanahan, L., Zucker, N., Copeland, W. E., Costello, E. J., & Angold, A. (2014). Are children and adolescents with food allergies at increased risk for psychopathology? Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 77, 468–473. · 4.0 Impact Factor
Copeland, W. E., Wolke, D. E., Lereya, S. T., Shanahan, L., & Costello, E. J. (2014). Childhood bullying involvement predicts low-grade systemic inflammation into adulthood. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111, 7570–7575.
Shanahan, L., Copeland, W. E., Angold, A., Bondy, C. L., & Costello, E. J. (2014). Sleep problems predict and are predicted by generalized anxiety/depression and oppositional defiant disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 53, 550–8.
Copeland, W. E., Angold, A., Shanahan, L., & Costello, E. J. (2014). Longitudinal patterns of anxiety from childhood to adulthood: The Great Smoky Mountains Study. Journal of the American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 53, 21–33.
Shanahan, L., Bauldry, S., Freeman, J. A., & Bondy, C. L. (2014). Self-rated health and C-reactive protein in young adults. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 36, 139–146.
Shanahan, L., Copeland, W. E., Worthman, C., Angold, A., & Costello, E. J. (2013). Children with both asthma and depression are at risk for heightened inflammation in children and adolescents. Journal of Pediatrics, 163, 1443–7.
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Shanahan, L., Copeland, W. E., Worthman, C., Erkanli, A., Angold, A., & Costello, E. J. (2013). Sex-differentiated changes in C-reactive protein from ages 9 to 21: The contributions of BMI and physical/sexual maturation. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 28, 2209–17.
Shanahan, L., Copeland, W. E., Angold, A., & Costello, E. J. (2011). Child-, adolescent-, and young adult-onset depressions: Differential risk factors in development? Psychological Medicine, 41, 2265–74.