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Cristina B. Bares

Associate Professor of Social Work

Cristina B. Bares
Cristina Bares, PhD '07, a developmental psychologist with training in behavioral genetics and advanced statistical modeling, Bares employs multiple methodologies to examine the biological, psychological and contextual determinants of child and adolescent health. As a graduate of U-M’s Joint Doctoral Program in Social Work and Developmental Psychology, she also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the U-M SSW Curtis Center (2011).

Currently, Bares studies the genetically-mediated risk factors leading to problems of anxiety, depression and substance use in adolescence while accounting for important psychological and environmental risk factors.

Research Interests/Focus

Examines biological, psychological and social determinants of child and adolescent health and the interactions that give rise to adaptive and maladaptive behavior

Education

Year Degree   School
2007 PhD Social Work and Psychology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2004 MSW Social Work University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2001 MBA University of Michigan, Dearborn
1998 BA Psychology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Year Description
2017 Selected to participate in the University of Michigan’s Medical Research Bootcamp.
2016 Travel award to attend the Short Course on the Genetics of Addiction at The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME, September 2016.
2015 Travel Award to attend the 23rd World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics in Toronto, CA.
2015 Invited to attend a NIDA Diversity Supplement Workshop for recipients of NIDA Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Bethesda, MD.
2014 Selected as New Investigator in Hispanic Drug Abuse Research Panel to participate in the National Hispanic Science Network’s Fourteenth Annual International Scientific Conference.
2002-2003 NIMH Prevention Training Grant
2002-present National Institute of Mental Health Prevention Research Training Grant, Research Fellow

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