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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

Websites

https://ssw.umich.edu/faculty/profiles/tenure-track/cbb
Year Description
2019 Bares, C. B. & Weaver, A. (January 2019). Intersectionality in adolescent opioid use: Understanding the role of race, class, sex, and place. Oral presentation part of the symposium entitled “Enacting critical intersectionality in research: Concepts, methods, and implications for practice” presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research, San Francisco, CA.
2018 Bares, C.B., Silberg, J., Kendler, K.S., & Maes, H. (October 2018). Shared environmental association between internalizing symptoms and cigarette use in Adolescence. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics, Glasgow, Scotland.
2018 Rios, I., Barrows, R., Correa, P. & Bares, C.B. (November 2018). Intergenerational effects of parental age and parental BMI on Infant BMI. Poster presented at the Student Global Health Day at Michigan as part of the Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Program 2018, Ann Arbor, MI.
2018 Chartier, K. C. & Bares, C.B. (January 2018). Social stressors and genetic influences in African American Adolescents: Evaluating Precursors of Alcohol-Use Risk Behaviors. Oral presentation presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research in Washington, D.C.
2018 Castillo, B., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Bares, C. B., & Delva, J. (January 2018). Neighborhood characteristics, parenting, and youth behavioral outcomes. Oral presentation as part of the symposium “The Inter-Relationships Between Neighborhood and Parenting Risks on Child Wellbeing” presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research in Washington, D.C.
2018 Castro, Y. & Bares, C.B. (February 2018). Differential quit rates between Hispanic and White ever-smokers are accounted for by demographics but not acculturation proxies. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Tobacco and Nicotine in Baltimore.
2018 Castillo, B., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Bares, C. B., & Delva, J. (April 2018). Neighborhood characteristics, parenting, and youth behavioral outcomes. Oral presentation presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence in Minneapolis, MN.
2018 Pascale, A., Bares, C. B., Valdez, M., Herrera, C., Usher, A., Binagi, O., Lopez, C., Mediza, C., & Oliver, L.. (June 2018). Marijuana disorder among outpatients receiving treatment in Uruguay: Examining consequences in cannabis policy changes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Institute on Drug Abuse International Forum: Building International Collaborative Research on Drug Use in San Diego, CA.
2018 Castillo. B., Schulenberg, J., & Bares, C. B. (June 2018). U.S. national data on prevalence and correlates of 8th and 10th grade runaway youth, 2005-2016. Poster presented at the annual meeting of The College on Problems of Drug Dependence in San Diego, CA.
2018 Manuel, J. Svikis, D., & Bares, C.B. (June 2018). Gender differences in opioid agonist treatment and outcomes among persons with opioid use disorder in the United States. Poster presented at the annual meeting of The College on Problems of Drug Dependence in San Diego, CA.
2018 Bares, C.B. & Kendler, K.S. (June 2018). Gene-environment correlation in affiliating with substance using friends from childhood to adulthood. Poster presented at the annual meeting of The College on Problems of Drug Dependence in San Diego, CA.
2017 Pascale, P., Bares, C.B., Veldez, M., Herrera, C., Usher, A., Binagi, O., Lopez, C., Mediza, C., & Oliver, L., (June 2017). Marijuana Disorder among Outpatients Receiving Treatment in Uruguay: Examining Consequences in Cannabis Policy Changes. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the 2017 National Institute on Drug Abuse International Forum in Montreal, CA.
2017 Chartier, K., Bares, C.B., Karriker-Jaffe, K.. (June 2017). Adverse neighborhoods and genetic risk. Oral presentation to be presented at the annual meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence in Montreal, CA.
2017 Bares, C.B., Chartier, K., Karriker-Jaffe, K., Aliev, F., Mustanski, B., Dick, D. M.. (June 2017). Neighborhood alcohol context and genetic risk for externalizing behaviors and alcohol use by African American adolescents. Oral presentation to be presented at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism in Denver, CO.
2017 Castillo, B. & Bares, C.B.. (April 2017). Cigarette use trajectories among Hispanic adolescents. Poster presentation to be presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development in Austin, TX.
2017 Bares, C.B. & Castillo, B.. (March 2017). Racial/ethnic differences in electronic cigarette use among U.S. high school students. Poster presentation to be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco in Florence, Italy.
2017 Bares, C.B., Kendler, K.S., Maes, H.. (January 2017). The nature of the environment: Exploring how exposure to drugs in neighborhoods change the heritability of adolescent substance use initiation. Oral presentation as part of the symposium “Genetic, personality, parenting and environmental factors that shape healthy development in youth” presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research in New Orleans LA.
2016 Bares, C.B. (June 2016). Navigating the early-career stage and funding. Presented as part of a workshop on “Navigating Key Stages of a Career in Addiction Science” at the 78th annual meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence in Phoenix, AZ.
2016 Bares, C.B. (February 2016). Introduction to Research Opportunities within the Genetic Contributions to Smoking and Internalizing Problems in Adolescence Program. Guest speaker at the Integrated Health Scholar Program, School of Social Work, University of Michigan.
2015 Pascale, A., Hynes, M., Cumsille, F., & Bares, C. B. (June, 2015). Cocaine base paste use in South America: Review of epidemiological and medical-toxicological aspects. Presented at NIDA International Forum, Phoenix, AZ.
2015 Bares, C. B., & Kendler, K. S. & Maes, H. (June, 2015). Genetic and environmental influences on smoking initiation and heaviness of smoking from adolescence to adulthood. Presented at 77th annual meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Phoenix, AZ.
2015 Bares, C. B., & Kendler, K. S. & Maes, H. (June, 2015). Genetic and environmental influences on adolescent and young adult smoking initiation: Examining heterogeneity by race. Presented at annual meeting of Behavioral Genetic Association, San Diego, CA.
2015 Bares, C. B. Maes, H., & Kendler, K. S. (January, 2015) Examining the heritability of tobacco and alcohol use among a sample of adolescent twins. Presented in “The roles of genes and environment in social work and addiction” symposium at the 2015 Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work Research, New Orleans, LA.
2015 Bares, C.B. (December, 2015). Exploring the Nature of the Environment: Thinking about Genetic Contributions to Social Problems. Guest speaker at the Social Work and Psychology Doctoral Seminar, School of Social Work, University of Michigan.
2015 Bares, C.B. (June, 2015). The Early Career Stage. Organized and served as a panelist on Navigating a Career in Addiction Science, a workshop for Members-In-Training at the College of Problems of Drug Dependence, Phoenix, AZ.
2015 Bares, C.B. (November, 2015). Integrating Social Work and Social Science: Scholarly Trajectory. Guest speaker at Seminar for Joint Doctoral Students, School of Social Work, University of Michigan.
2014 Pascale, A., Bares, C.B., Del Cioppo, F., Lopez, C., & Usher, A. (June, 2014) Polydrug dependence among outpatients receiving treatment in Montevideo. Poster presentation presented at the 2014 NIDA International Forum, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2014 Bares, C. B., Silberg, J., Kendler, K. S. (June, 2014) Developmental heritability of co-occurrence: internalizing symptoms and cigarette use. Poster presentation presented at the College of Problems of Drug Dependence, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2014 Bares, C. B., Maes, H., & Kendler, K. S. (September, 2014) Tobacco and alcohol use heritability among a sample of adolescent twins. Oral presentation presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Hispanic Science Network’s Early Career Investigator Panel, El Paso, TX.
2004 Bares, C. B. (2004, April). Children's conceptions of health and illness. Presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association meeting, Chicago, IL.
2004 Bares, C. B. (2004, May). A developmental perspective on positive psychology: Enhancing competence among hospitalized children undergoing painful procedures. Presented at the Society for Prevention Research meeting in Quebec, Canada.
2003 Bares, C. B. (2003, December). Children's conceptions of health and illness: Examining the developmental progression of children's knowledge of cancer. Presented at the Self, Cognition, and Emotion Kyoto-Michigan Collaboration in Psychology.
2003 Spencer, M., Ruffolo, M., Rushton, J., Bares, C. B., & Neal, D. (2003, January). Examining mental health service needs in pediatric primary care settings. Presented at the Society for Social Work Research, Washington, DC.
2002 Ruffolo, M., Spencer, M., Rushton, J., Neal, D., Bares, C. B., Flewellan, R., et al. (2002, June). Assessing mental health need and service use in primary care settings. Presented at the Society for Social Work Research, San Diego, CA.
2002 Trask, P. C., Bares, C. B., Schwartz, S. M., & Paterson, A. G. (2002, May). Cost effectiveness considerations of treating emotional distress in melanoma patients. Presented at the Thirteenth Annual Albert J. Silverman Research Conference, University of Michigan Health System, Department of Psychiatry, Ann Arbor.
2002 Rushton, J. L., Spencer, M. S., Ruffolo, M. C., & Bares, C. B. (2002, May). Examining mental health service needs in pediatric primary care settings. Presented at the Thirteenth Annual Albert J. Silverman Research Conference, University of Michigan Health System, Department of Psychiatry.
2001 Bares, C. B., Trask, P. C., Paterson, A. G. & Trask, C. (2001, March). Comparison of parental and children coping to childhood cancer (Abstract). Presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Seattle, WA.

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