Noll-Jennie

Jennie Noll

Professor, HDFS; Director, Network on Child Protection and Wellbeing

209 HHD Building
814-867-4751
jgn3@psu.edu

Biography

Jennie is the Founder and Director of the Center for Healthy Children, the first national center for child maltreatment research. Her primary research foci are (1) the bio-psycho-social consequences of child maltreatment, including sexual abuse, physical abuse, and neglect, (2) pathways to teen pregnancy and high-risk sexual behaviors for abused and neglected youth, (3) the long-term adverse health outcomes for victims of child sexual abuse, including HPA dysregulation, cognitive deficits, various cancers, immunodeficiencies, healthcare utilization, diabetes and obesity, (4) midlife reversibility of neurocognitive deficits in stress-exposed populations, (5) the propensity for abused and neglected teens to engage in high-risk internet and social media behaviors, and (6) policies and programs for the prevention of child maltreatment.

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Current Projects

Recent Publications

Romantic, sexual, and sexual risk behaviours of adolescent females with severe obesity

Becnel, J. N., Zeller, M. H., Noll, J. G., Sarwer, D. B., Reiter-Purtill, J., Michalsky, M., Peugh, J., & Biro, F. M. (2016, In Press). Romantic, sexual, and sexual risk behaviours of adolescent females with severe obesity. Pediatric Obesity. doi: 20476302

Childhood sexual abuse and early timing of puberty

Noll, J. G. (2016). Childhood sexual abuse and early timing of puberty. Journal of Adolescent Health, 60(1), 65-71. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ja...

Cortisol profiles: A test for adaptive calibration of the stress response system in maltreated and nonmaltreated youth

Peckins, M. K., Susman, E., Negriff, S., Noll, J. G., & Trickett, P. K. (2016). Cortisol profiles: A test for adaptive calibration of the stress response system in maltreated and nonmaltreated youth. Development and Psychopathology, 12. doi: 09545794

Child maltreatment as a root cause of mortality disparities

Shalev, I., Heim, C. M., & Noll, J. G. (2016). Child maltreatment as a root cause of mortality disparities. JAMA Psychiatry, 73(9), 897-898. http://http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.1748. ISBN/ISSN #/Case #/DOI #: 2168622X

Psychometric evaluation of the Comprehensive Trauma Interview PTSD Symptoms Scale following exposure to child maltreatment

Shenk, C. E., Noll, J. G., Griffin, A., Allen, E. K., Lee, S. E., Lewkovich, K. L., & Allen, B. D. (2016, In Press). Psychometric evaluation of the Comprehensive Trauma Interview PTSD Symptoms Scale following exposure to child maltreatment. Child Maltreatment. doi: 10775595

Contamination in the prospective study of child maltreatment and female adolescent health

Noll, J. G. (2016). Contamination in the prospective study of child maltreatment and female adolescent health. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 41(1), 37-45. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsv017

Contamination in the prospective study of child maltreatment and female adolescent health

Shenk, C. E., Noll, J. G., Peugh, J. L., Griffin, A. M., & Bensman, H. E. (2016). Contamination in the prospective study of child maltreatment and female adolescent health. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 41, 37-45. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsv017