Deborah Capaldi, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist
Oregon Social Learning Center

Active Research Projects

Primary Research and Clinical Interests

Selected Publications

  • Capaldi, D. M., & Kim, H. K. (2014). Comorbidity of depression and conduct disorder. In C. S. Richards & M. W. O’Hara (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of depression and comorbidity (186-199). New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Washburn, I. J., & Capaldi, D. M. (2014). Influences on boys’ marijuana use in high school: A two-part random intercept growth model. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 24, 117-130.

  • Capaldi, D. M., Feingold, A., Kim, H. K., Yoerger, K., & Washburn, I. J. (2013). Heterogeneity in growth and desistance of alcohol use for men in their 20s: Prediction from early risk factors and association with treatment. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 37(Suppl s1), E347-E355.

  • Capaldi, D. M. (2012). Oppositional defiant and conduct disorders in adolescence. In R. J. R. Levesque (Ed.), Encyclopedia of adolescence. New York: Springer Science + Business Media.

  • Capaldi, D. M., Knoble, N. B., Shortt, J. W., & Kim, H. K. (2012). A systematic review of risk factors for intimate partner violence. Partner Abuse, 3, 231-280.

  • Capaldi, D. M., Pears, K. C., Kerr, D. C. R., Owen, L. D., & Kim, H. K. (2012). Growth in externalizing and internalizing problems in childhood: A prospective study of psychopathology across three generations. Child Development, 83, 1945-1959.

  • Kerr, D. C. R., Capaldi, D. M., Pears, K. C., & Owen, L. D. (2012). Intergenerational influences on early alcohol use: Independence from the problem behavior pathway. Development and Psychopathology, 24, 889-906.

  • Shortt, J. W., Capaldi, D. M., Kim, H. K., Kerr, D. C. R., Owen, L. D., & Feingold, A. (2012). Stability of intimate partner violence by men across 12 years in young adulthood: Effects of relationship transitions. Prevention Science, 13, 360-369.

  • Wiesner, M., Capaldi, D. M., & Kim, H. K. (2012). General versus specific predictors of male arrest trajectories: A test of the Moffitt and Patterson Theories. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. 41, 217-228.

Recent Publications

  • Capaldi, D. M., Kerr, D. C. R., & Tiberio, S. S. (in press). Intergenerational transmission of risk for behavioral problems including substance use. In O. Braddick (Ed.), Oxford research encyclopedia of psychology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

  • Low, S., Tiberio, S. S., Shortt, J. W., Capaldi, D. M., & Eddy, J. M. (2017). Associations of couples’ intimate partner violence in young adulthood and substance use: A dyadic approach. Psychology of Violence, 7, 120-127. doi:10.1037/vio0000038

  • Kerr, D. C. R., Gini, G., Capaldi, D. M. (2017). Young men’s suicidal behavior, depression, crime, and substance use risks linked to childhood teasing. Child Abuse & Neglect, 67, 32-43. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.02.026 

  • Capaldi, D. M., Kerr, D. C. R., Eddy, M., & Tiberio, S. (2016). Understanding persistence and desistance in crime and risk behaviors in adulthood: Implications for theory and prevention. Prevention Science, 17, 785-793. doi: 10.1007/s11121-015-0609-0

  • Davila, J., Capaldi, D. M., & La Greca, A. M. (2016). Adolescent/young-adult romantic relationships and psychopathology. In D. Cicchetti (Ed.), Developmental psychopathology: Theory and method (3rd ed., Vol. 1, pp. 631–664). New York, NY: Wiley.