Judy Garber, PhD
Dr. Garber is a developmental psychopathologist studying the etiology, course, treatment, and prevention of depression in children and adolescents. She investigates social-cognitive, environmental, biological, and interpersonal factors that contribute to the onset and maintenance of mood disorders. Currently, Dr. Garber is coordinating a multi-site study examining the effectiveness of a cognitive-behavioral program for the prevention of depression in at-risk adolescents. She also has conducted two studies of the impact on children of depressed parents receiving treatment, and a six-year longitudinal study of the role of family, cognitions, stress, and coping in the development of depression during adolescence.
- Professor of Psychology, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
- Senior Investigator, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development
- PhD, 1987, University of Minnesota, Clinical Psychology
- Garber, J. (2006). Depression in children and adolescents: Linking risk research and prevention. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 31(6, Suppl 1), S104-S125.
- Horowitz, J. L., Garber, J., Ciesla, J. A., Young, J. F., & Mufson, L. (2007). Prevention of depressive symptoms in adolescents: A randomized trial of cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal prevention programs. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75(5), 693-706.
- Garber, J., Clarke, G., Weersing, V. R., Beardslee, W.R., Brent, D., Gladstone, T., Debar, L., Lynch, F., D'Angelo, E., Hollon, S.D., Shamseddeen, W., & Iyengar, S. (2009). Prevention of depression in at-risk adolescents: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Association 301(21):2215-2224.
- Garber, J., & Cole, D.A. (2010). Intergenerational transmission of depression: A launch and grow model of change across adolescence. Development and Psychopathology, 22(4), 819-830.
- Garber, J., Ciesla, J.A., McCauley, E., Diamond, G., & Schloredt, K.A, (2011). Remission of depression in parents: Links to healthy functioning in their children. Child Development, 82(1), 244—261.
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