Avery Chahl is a doctoral student in Human Development and Family Studies and a PAMT predoctoral fellow. She is interested in the influence of peer relationships on social and emotional development in childhood and early adolescence. The development, or lack of development, of such skills can have implications for self-regulation and future substance use behavior. She is also interested in the ways that peer relationships shape substance use and related risk factors. Avery is mentored by Gregory M. Fosco and Kelly Rulison.
Avery received her M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University and a B.A. in Psychology with honors, with a minor in Health Communication from The University of Texas.
The Prevention and Methodology Training (PAMT) program, funded by a T32 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, trains predoctoral and postdoctoral researchers in the integration of prevention science and statistical methodology for the behavioral sciences.