Esposito, Layla Elise
6100 Executive Blvd Room 4B05, MSC 7510
Bethesda Md 20892-7510
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Rockville Md 20852
Layla Esposito, Ph.D., M.A., is a program director in the Child Development and Behavior (CDB) Branch where her portfolio includes research on social and emotional development in children and adolescents, child and family processes, human-animal interaction, and childhood obesity. Dr. Esposito completed her Ph.D. in social psychology and master's degree in clinical psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to her position at NICHD, Dr. Esposito was a science policy fellow with the Society for Research in Child Development and the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences. Her prior research and clinical work focused on peer victimization, aggression, psychosocial functioning and adjustment in children, and child psychopathology.
Esposito, L., McCune, S., Griffin, J., & Maholmes, V. (2011). Directions in human-animal interaction research: Child development, health and therapeutic interventions. Child Development Perspectives, 5(3), 205-211.
McCardle, P. D., McCune, S., Esposito, L., & Freund, L. (Eds.) (2011). Animals in our lives. Baltimore, MD: Brooks Publishing, Co.
McCardle, P., McCune, S., Griffin, J.A., & Maholmes, V. (Eds.) (2011). How Animals Affect Us: Examining the Influence of Human-Animal Interaction on Child Development and Human Health. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
|Developmental perspectives on nutrition and obesity from gestation to adolescence.||Esposito L,Fisher JO,Mennella JA,Hoelscher DM,Huang TT||Prev Chronic Dis||2009 Jul|
|A Public Health Approach to Improving the Lives of Adult Learners: Introduction to the Special Issue on Adult Literacy Interventions.||Miller B,Esposito L,McCardle P||J Res Educ Eff||2011|
|Next steps in obesity prevention: applying the systems approach.||Huang TT,Brownson R,Esposito L,Green L,Homer C||Child Obes||2013 Feb|
|Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment Research (COPTR): Interventions addressing multiple influences in childhood and adolescent obesity.||Pratt CA,Boyington J,Esposito L,Pemberton VL,Bonds D,Kelley M,Yang S,Murray D,Stevens J||Contemp Clin Trials||2013 Nov|