Aura Ankita Mishra

Fall 2013


I am a developmental researcher with interests in health and well-being during adolescence and adulthood for individuals with histories of adverse childhood experiences and trauma. I am interested in examining the intersectionality of physiology and psychology as contributing factors for internalizing and externalizing problems, and health problems among individuals with exposure to early life adversities.

Selected Publications

  • Gold, Z. S., Elicker, J., Kellerman, A. M., Christ, S. L., Mishra, A. A., & Howe, N. (conditional acceptance). Engineering play, mathematics, and spatial skills in children with and without disabilities. Early Education and Development.

  • Mishra, A. A., Schwab-Reese, L. M., & Murfree, L. (in press). Adverse childhood experiences, out of home placement instability, and outcomes during adolescence in a national sample of welfare involved youth. Child and Youth Care Forum.

  • Mishra, A. A., Friedman, E., Christ, S. L., & Denning, M. (2019). The association of psychological well-being with disablement processes in a national sample. Applied Psychology: Health and Wellbeing.

  • Mishra, A. A., Friedman, E., Mihalec-Adkins, B. P., Evich, C. D., Christ, S. L., & Marceau, K. (2019). Childhood maltreatment exposure and physical functional limitations in late adulthood: Examining subjective sleep quality in midlife as a mediator. Psychology & Health.

  • Mishra, A. A., & Marceau, K. (2019). Co-occurring childhood maltreatment exposure and depressive symptoms in adulthood: Testing differential effects of stress dysregulation and perceived stress. Aging & Mental Health.

  • Kwak, Y. Y., Mihalec-Adkins, B. P., Mishra, A. A., & Christ, S. L. (2018). Differential impacts of participation in organized activities and maltreatment types on adolescent academic and socioemotional development. Child Abuse & Neglect.

  • Mishra, A. A., Christ, S. L., Schwab-Reese, L. M., & Nair, N. (2018). Post-traumatic stress symptom development as a function of changing witnessing in-home violence and changing peer relationship quality: Evaluating protective effects of peer relationship quality. Child Abuse & Neglect.

  • Schwab-Reese, L. M., Currie, D., Mishra, A. A., & Peek-Asa, C. (2018). A comparison of violence victimization and polyvictimization experiences among sexual minority and heterosexual adolescents and young adults. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.



Advisors:  Dr. Sharon Christ and Dr. Kristine Marceau

Aura Mishra

Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant

Human Development and Family Studies

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