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Sharon L. Christ

Contact Information
Email: slchrist@purdue.edu
Office: 225 Hanley Hall Map
Phone: (765) 496-1638
Fax: (765) 496-1144
Homepage: Homepage
Assistant Professor of Human Development & Family Studies and Assistant Professor of Statistics

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PhD University of North Carolina 2008

Research Interests

Contextual and Dynamic Models of Human Development Child Maltreatment Adolescent Development and Socialization

Teaching Interests

Structural Equation Modeling Survey Data Analysis - Complex Samples Longitudinal and Contextual (multi-level)modeling


2020 - Michigan State University
2019 - National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders
2018 - Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
2017 - Spencer Foundation
2017 - National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders
2016 - National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders
2016 - Indiana Family and Social Services Administration - Child Care Bureau
2016 - Purdue University Clifford B. Kinley Trust Award
2016 - Purdue University Center for Families
2016 - Purdue Research Foundation

Selected Publications

Arkenberg, R. H., Seidl, A., & Christ, S. (in press). Touch screen assessment of high-risk infants’ word knowledge. Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology,

Walsh, B., Smith, A., Christ, S. L., & Weber, C. (in press). Sympathetic nervous system activity in preschoolers who stutter. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, section Speech and Language, https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2019.00356

Zheng, D. D., Loewenstein, D. A., Christ, S. L., Feaster, D. J., Lam, B. L., McCollister, K., Curiel-Cid, R. E., & Lee, D. J. (in press). Multimorbidity patterns and their relationship to mortality in the US older adult population. PLOS ONE,

Gold, Z. S., Elicker, J., Kellerman, A. M., Christ, S. L., Mishra, A. A., & Howe, N. (2021). Engineering play, mathematics, and spatial skills in children with and without disabilities [Special Issue]. Early Education and Development, 32(1), 49-65. doi:10.1080/10409289.2019.1709382

Christ, S. L., & Schwab-Reese, L. M. (2020). Shedding the constraints of formal systems in research on child maltreatment through high-quality measurement and broad population surveys. International Journal on Child Maltreatment: Research, Policy, and Practice, 3, 105-123. doi: 10.1007/s42448-019-00040-7

Leonard, L., Deevy, P., Karpicke, J., Christ, S. L., & Kueser, J. B. (2020). After initial Retrieval practice, more retrieval produces better retention than more study in the word learning of children with developmental language disorder. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, . doi: 10.1044/2020_JSLR-L-20-00105

Mihalec-Adkins, B., Christ, S. L., & Day, E. (2020). An exploration of placement-related psychosocial influences on school engagement among adolescents in foster care. Children and Youth Services Review, 108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.104616

Zheng, D. D., Christ, S., Lam, B. L., Feaster, D. J., McCollister, K., Lee, D. J. (2020). Patterns of chronic conditions and their association with visual impairment and healthcare utilization - Application of latent class analysis. JAMA Ophthalmology, 138(4), 387-394. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.0052

Zheng, D. D., McCollister, K. E., Christ, S., Lam, B. L., Feaster, D. J., Lee, D. J. (2020). Chronic Condition Patterns in the US Population and Their Association with Health Related Quality of Life, Preventative Medicine, 136, doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2020.106102.

Friedman, E. M., Mroczek, D. K., & Christ, S. L. (2019). Multimorbidity, inflammation, and disability: A longitudinal mediational analysis. Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease, 10, 1-10. doi: 10.1177/2040622318806848

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