• Couples Relationships and Health (PI, NICHD)
• Oregon Youth Study (PI, NIMH)
• Women’s Substance Use and Domestic Violence (CO-I, ARRA Challenge Grant)
• Three Generation Study (PI, NICHD & NIDA)
Supplemental reading link to the Medford Presentation 2012
Dr. Capaldi came to OSLC in 1983 to manage the Oregon Youth Study. Her work spans the causes and consequences of conduct problem behaviors and associated health risk across the span from early childhood to mid-life, and takes a developmental approach to understanding all of these issues. Current areas of emphasis include: (1) the predictors of the course of alcohol use and disorders in mid-life, including social influences on such behaviors, and the association both to problems with other substances, such as tobacco and illicit drugs, and to areas of adjustment, such as employment and crime; (2) the causes and consequences of domestic violence and the risk and protective impacts of romantic relationships on stress and health in adulthood; and (3) intergenerational influences on development and functioning of children from early childhood to adolescence, including early substance use and sexual involvement.
This work involves three ongoing longitudinal projects that link across three generations involving over 25 years of study of the Oregon Youth Study families. Methods of study include observations of family interactions, both between romantic partners and between parents and children, and of peer interactions. In the new phase of the study of couples, which began in the Fall of 2009, and in collaboration with Dr. J. Josh Snodgrass at the University of Oregon Anthropology Department, biological measures of stress and of health are collected.
Capaldi, D. M., Kim, H. K., & Pears, K. C. (2009). The association between partner violence and child maltreatment: A common conceptual framework. In D. Whitaker & J. Lutzker (Eds.), Preventing partner violence: Research and evidence-based intervention strategies (pp. 93-111). Washington: American Psychological Association.
Capaldi, D. M., Shortt, J. W., Kim, H. K., Wilson, J., Crosby, L., & Tucci, S. (2009). Official incidents of domestic violence: Types, injury, and associations with nonofficial couple aggression. Violence and Victims, 24, 502-519.
Capaldi, D. M., Stoolmiller, M., Kim, H. K., & Yoerger, K. (2009). Growth in alcohol use in at-risk adolescent boys: Two-part random effects prediction models. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 105, 109-117.
Kerr, D. C. R., Capaldi, D. M., Pears, K. C., & Owen, L. D. (2009) A prospective three generational study of fathers' constructive parenting: Influences from family of origin, adolescent adjustment, and offspring temperament. Developmental Psychology, 45, 1257-1275.
Capaldi, D. M., Kim, H. K., & Owen, L. D. (2008). Romantic partners' influence on men's likelihood of arrest in early adulthood. Criminology, 46, 401-433.
Kim, H. K., Laurent, H. K., Capaldi, D. M., & Feingold, A. (2008). Men's aggression toward women: A 10-year panel study. Journal of Marriage and Family, 70, 1169-1187.
Wiesner, M., Capaldi, D. M., & Kim, H. K. (2007). Arrest trajectories across a 17-year span for young men: Relation to dual taxonomies and self-reported offense trajectories. Criminology, 45, 835-863.
Capaldi, D. M., & Eddy, J. M. (2005). Oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder. In T. P. Gullotta & G. R. Adams (Eds.), The handbook of adolescent behavioral problems: Evidence-based approaches to prevention and treatment (pp. 283-308). New York: Springer.