Dr. Kiff’s Publications 


Wood, J. J., Kiff, C. J., Jacobs, J., Ifekwunigwe, M., & Piacentini, J. C. (2007). Dependency on elementary school caregivers: The role of parental intrusiveness and children’s separation anxiety. Psychology in the Schools, 44, 823-837.

Kiff, C. J., Lengua, L. J., & Bush, N. R. (2011). Temperament variations in sensitivity to parenting: Predicting changes in depression and anxiety. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39, 1199-1212.

Zalewski, M., Lengua, L. J., Kiff, C. J., & Fisher, P. A. (2012). Understanding the relation of low income to HPA-axis functioning in preschool children: Cumulative family adversity and parenting as pathways to disruptions in cortisol. Child Psychiatry and Human Development.

4.     Kiff, C. J., Cortes, R., Lengua, L. J., Kosterman, R., Hawkins, J. D., & Mason, W. A. (2012). Effects of timing of adversity on adolescent and young adult adjustment. Journal of Research on Adolescence.

Lengua, L. J., Moran, L., Zalewski, M., Cortes, R., Ruberry, E., Kiff, C. J., & Thompson, S. F. (2014). Relations of growth in effortful control to income, cumulative risk and adjustment in preschool-age children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

Lengua, L. J., Kiff, C. J., Moran, L., Zalweski, M., Thompson, S. F., Cortes, R., & Ruberry, E. (2014). Parenting mediates the effects of income and cumulative risk on the development of effortful control. Social Development, 1-19.

Gonzalez, A., Peris, T., Vreeland, A., Kiff, C. J., Kendall, P. C., Compton, S. N., Albano, A., Birmaher, B., Ginsburg, G. S., Keeton, C. P., March, J., McCracken, J., Rynn, M., Sherrill, J., Walkup, J., T., & Piacentini, J. (2014). Parental anxiety as a predictor of medication and CBT response for anxious youth. Child Psychiatry and Human Development.

Zalewski, M., Lengua, L. J., Thompson, S. F., & Kiff, C. J. (2015). Income, cumulative risk and longitudinal profiles of dysregulated HPA-axis responding in preschool-age children. Development and Psychopathology. doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0954579415000474 

Mogil, C., Hajal, N., Garcia, E., Kiff, C. J., Paley, B., Milburn, N., & Lester, P. (2015). FOCUS for Early Childhood: A virtual home visiting program for Military families with young children. Contemporary Family Therapy.

Adrian, M., Kiff, C. J., Glazner, C., Kohen, R., Tracy, J. H., Zhou, C., McCauley, E., & VanderStoep, A. (2015). Examining gene-environment interactions in comorbid depressive and disruptive behavior disorders using a Bayesian approach. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 68, 125-133.

Moran, L., Lengua, L. J., Zalewski, M., Ruberry, E., Klien, M., Thompson, S., & Kiff, C. J. (2016). Variable- and person-centered approaches to examining temperament vulnerability and resilience to the effects of contextual risk. Journal of Research in Personality. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2016.03.003 

Lester, P., Aralis, H., Sinclair, M., Kiff, C. J., Lee, K. H., Mustillo, S., & Wadsworth, S. M. (2016). The impact of deployment on parental, family and child adjustment in military families. Child Psychiatry and Human Development. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10578-016-0624-9

Klein, M. R., Lengua, L. J., Thompson, S. F., Moran, L., Ruberry, E., Kiff, C., J., & Zalewski, M. (2016). Bidirectional relations between temperament and parenting predicting preschool-age children’s adjustment. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology.

Ruberry, E., Lengua, L. J., Klein, M., Kiff, C. J., & Thompson, S. F. (in press). Parenting as a moderator for the effects of cumulative risk on children’s social-emotional adjustment and academic readiness. Infant and Child Development.

Thompson S. F., Zalewski M., Kiff C. J., Lengua L. J. (2018). A state-trait model of cortisol in early childhood: Contextual and parental predictors of stable and time-varying effects. Hormones and Behavior, 98, 198-209.

Kiff, C. J., Ernestus, S., Gonzalez, A., Kendall, P. C., Albano, A. M., Compton, S. N., Birmaher, B., Ginsburg, G. S., Rynn, M., Walkup, J. T., McCracken, J., & Piacentini, J. C. (2018). The interplay of familial and individual risk in predicting clinical improvements in pediatric anxiety disorders. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.


Thompson, S. F., Kiff, C. J., McLaughlin, K. A. (2018). The neurobiology of stress and adversity in infancy. In the upcoming 4th Edition of the Handbook of Infant Mental Health.

Flaherty, B. & Kiff, C. J. (2012). Latent class and latent profile models (pp. 391-404). In H. Cooper, P. M. Camic, D. L. Long, A. T. Panter, D. Rindskopf, & K. J. Sher (Eds.) Handbook of Research Methods in Psychology, Vol. 3: Data Analysis and Research Publication. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Lengua, L. J., & Kiff, C. J. Temperament and depression (2009). In R. E. Ingram, International Encyclopedia of Depression. New York: Springer.