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Cristina B. Bares

Assistant Professor of Social Work

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

Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Andrade, F., Hynes, M., Sanchez, N., & Bares C. (in press). An agenda for longitudinal research on substance use and abuse with Hispanics in the U.S. and with Latin American populations. In Y. Thomas, L. Price, & A. Lybrand, Drug Use Trajectories Among African American and Hispanic Youth. Springer Pubs.

Bares, C. B., Maes, H. M., & Kendler, K. S. (2017). Familial and special twin influences on cigarette initiation. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 20(20, 137-146.

Bares, C. B., Kendler, K. S. & Maes, H. H. (2016). Racial differences in heritability of cigarette smoking in adolescents and young adults. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 166, pp. 75-84.

Pascale, A., Sosa, A., Bares, C. B., Battocletti, A., Moll, M. J., Pose, D., Laborde, A., Gonzalez, H., & Feola, G. (2016). E-waste informal recycling: An emerging source of lead exposure in South America. Annals of Global Health.

Bares, C. B., Delva, J., & Andrade, F. (2015). Pathways to adolescent depression and cigarette smoking: A longitudinal investigation of Chilean mothers and their children. Social Work Research, 39(1), 23-35.

Bares, C. B., Kendler, K. S., & Maes, H. H. (2015). Developmental changes in genetic and shared environmental contributions to smoking initiation and subsequent smoking quantity in adolescence and young adulthood. Twin Research and Human Genetics Journal, 18(5), 497-506.

Zai, G., Alberry, B., Arloth, J., Bánlaki, Z., Bares, C. B., Boot, E., Camilo, C., Chadha, K., Chen, Q., Cole, C., Tombeau Cost, K., Crow, M., Ekpor, I., Fischer, S. B., Flatau, L., Gagliano, S., Jimenez, Z., Kirli, U., Kukshal, P., Labrie, V., Lang, M., Lett, T. A., Maffioletti, E., Maier, R., Mihaljevic, M., Mittal, K., Monson, E. T., O’Brien, N. L., Østergaard, S., Ovenden, E., Patel, S., Peterson, R. E., Pouget, J. G., Rovaris, D. L., Seaman, L., Shankarappa, B., Tsetsos, F., Vereczkei, A., Wang, C., Xulu, K., Yuen, R. K., Zhao, J., Zai, C. C., & Kennedy, J. L. (2015). Rapporteur cummaries of plenary, symposia, and oral sessions from the XXIIIrd World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics meeting. Psychiatric Genetics.

Pascale, A., Bares, C. B., Sosa, A., Moll, M. J., Couto, S., Pose, D., & Laborde, A. (2014). Tobacco use in adolescents exposed to an environmental contaminant during childhood: Preliminary results. Journal of Substance Abuse and Alcoholism.

Pascale, A., Bares, C. B., Sosa, A., Moll, M. J., Couto, S., Pose, D., & Laborde, A. (2014). Substance use in adolescents with environmental lead exposure in childhood. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 140, 170-171.

Bares, C. B. (2014). Gender, depressive symptoms and daily cigarette use. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 10(4), 187-196.

Pascale, A., Hynes, M., Cumsille, F., & Bares, C. B. (2014). Consumo de pasta base de cocaina en America del Sur: Revisión de los aspectos epidemiológicos y medico-toxicologicos. Report of the Organization of American States.

Taylor, A., Smith, G. D., Bares, C. B., Edwards, A. C., & Munafor, M. R. (2014). Partner smoking and maternal cotinine during pregnancy: Implications for negative control methods. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 139, 159-163.

Delva, J., Carpenter, L. M., & Bares, C. B. (2014). Multiple Hispanic cultures: Considerations for working with students and families. In C. Franklin, M. B. Harris, and P. Allen-Meares (Eds.), The School Services Sourcebook: A Guide for School-based Professionals (2nd ed.). 205-223. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Fries, L., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Bares, C. B., Han, Y., & Delva, J. (2013). Gender differences in predictors of self-reported physical aggression: Exploring theoretically relevant dimensions among adolescents from Santiago, Chile. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation, 2, 225-268.

Ho, M., Sanchez, N., Maurizi, L., Bares, C. B., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Delva, J. (2013). Examining the quality of adolescent-parent relationships among Chilean families. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 30, 197-215.

Sanhueza, G. E., Delva, J., Bares, C. B., & Grogan-Kaylor, A. (2013). Alcohol consumption among Chilean adolescents: Examining individual, peer, parenting and environmental factors. International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research, 2(1), 89-97.

Lorenzo-Blanco, E., Bares, C. B., & Delva, J. (2013). Parenting, family processes, relationships, and parental support in multi-racial/multi-ethnic families: An explanatory study. Family Relations, 62, 125-139.

Pascale, A., & Bares, C. B. (2013). Detección de problemas relacionados con el consumo de alcohol: Estrategias de intervención breve y referencia a tratamiento especializado. Anuario E Investigación En Adicciones.

Sanhueza, G. E., Delva, J., Bares, C. B., & Grogan-Kaylor, A. (2013). Alcohol consumption among Chilean adolescents: Examining individual, peer, parenting and environmental factors. International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research, 2(1), 89-97.

Mason, M., Mennis, J., Linker, J., Bares, C. B., & Zaharikas, N. (2013). Peer attitudes effects on adolescent substance use: The moderating role of race and gender. Prevention Science, 15(1), 56-64.

Bares, C., Delva, J., Hynes, M., & Sanchez, N. (2012). Adolescent cigarette use in the Americas: The link with depression and anxiety. In V. Olisah (Ed.), Mental Health, Book Two 199-220. InTech Pubs.

Han, Y., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Bares, C. B., Ma, J., Castillo, M., & Delva, J. (2012). Relationship between discordance in parental monitoring and behavioral problems among Chilean adolescents. Children and Youth Services Review, 34, 783-789.

Bares, C., Andrade, F., Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Kamata, A. (2012). Differential item functioning due to gender between depression and anxiety items among Chilean adolescents. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 58(4), 386-392.

Bares, C. B., Andrade, F., Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A. & Kamata, A. (2012). Differential item functioning due to gender between depression and anxiety items among Chilean adolescents. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 58(4), 386-392.

Bares, C. B., Delva, J., Hynes, M., & Sanchez, N. (2012). Adolescent tobacco use in the Americas: The link with depression and anxiety. In V. Olisah (Ed.). Essential Notes in Psychiatry 199-220. InTech Pubs.

Bares, C. B., & Andrade, F. (2012). Racial/Ethnic differences in the longitudinal progression of co-occurring negative affect and cigarettes use: From adolescence to young adulthood. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 632-640.

Sanhueza, G., Delva, J., Andrade, F., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Bares, C., & Castillo, M. (2011). La observación sistemática de vecindarios: El case de Chile y sus perspectivas para trabajo social [The systematic observation of neighborhoods: The case of Chile and its implications for social work]. Revista De Trabajo Social [Journal of Social Work], 80, 15-26.

Bares, C., Andrade, F., Delva, J., & Grogan-Kaylor, A. (2011). Examining the factor structure of anxiety and depression symptoms items among adolescents in Santiago, Chile. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 2(1), 23-38.

Bares, C., Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Andrade, F. (2011). Personality and parenting processes associated with problem behaviors: A study of adolescents in Santiago, Chile. Social Work Research, 35, 227-240.

Bares, C. B. (2011). Emerging metacognitive processes during childhood: Implications for intervention development with children. Children and Adolescent Social Work, 28(4), 291-299.

Bares, C. B., Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Andrade, F. (2011). Family and parenting characteristics associated with marijuana use by Chilean adolescents. Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation, 2, 1-11.

Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I., Bares, C. B., & Delva, J. (2011). Correlates of Chilean adolescents’ negative attitudes towards cigarettes: The role of gender, peer, parental, and environmental factors. Nicotine and Tobacco Research.

Horner, P., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Delva, J., Bares, C. B., Andrade, F., & Castillo, M. (2011). The association of family and peer factors with tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana use among Chilean adolescents in the neighborhood context. Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation, 2, 162-172.

Bares, C. & Gelman, S. (2008). Knowledge of illness during childhood: Making distinctions between cancer and colds. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 32(5), 33-48.

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