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Mark Van Ryzin

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215 Lokey Education

I received my PhD from the University of Minnesota in 2008 and subsequently held a one-year postdoctoral position that was shared between the Human Developmental Psychobiology Lab (with Megan R. Gunnar) and the Minnesota Study of Risk and Adaptation (with Byron Egeland and Alan Sroufe). In 2009, I joined the Oregon Social Learning Center (working primarily with Leslie Leve), and while maintaining this position, I held a two-year postdoctoral position at the University of Oregon's Child and Family Center (with Tom Dishion and Beth Stormshak) from 2010 until 2012. I joined the Oregon Research Institute in 2012 and the EMPL faculty in 2013.

My core research interest is the development and integration of streamlined, efficient prevention strategies into large-scale delivery systems, particularly schools and primary care systems. I focus on how peer and family processes impact adolescent behavior and adjustment, and how these processes can be modified by prevention programming. I have both basic and applied aspects to my work, in which research findings on adolescent development can inform the refinement and optimization of prevention programs and, in turn, the implementation and evaluation of prevention programs can inform developmental theory. My work is framed by a number of social and developmental theories, including attachment theory, self-determination theory, contact theory, and theories of coercion and social learning. I have employed a variety of cutting-edge methods in my research, including non-parametric and mixture modeling, meta-analysis, technology-supported daily diary methods, and social network analysis.



Van Ryzin, M. J., DeLay, D., & Dishion, T. J. (2016). Being well-liked predicts increased use of alcohol but not tobacco in early adolescence. Addictive Behaviors, 53, 168-174.

Van Ryzin, M. J., Roseth, C. J., Fosco, G. M. et al. (2016). A component-centered meta-analysis of family-based prevention programs for adolescent substance use. Clinical Psychology Review, 45, 72-80

Van Ryzin, M. J., Kumpfer, K. L., Fosco, G. M., & Greenberg, M. T. (Eds.). (2015). Family-based prevention programs for children and adolescents: Theory, research, and large-scale dissemination. New York, NY: Psychology Press.

Van Ryzin, M. J., Leve, L. D., Neiderhiser, J. M., Shaw, D. S. et al. (2015). Genetic influences can protect against unresponsive parenting in the prediction of child social competence. Child Development, 86, 667-680.

Van Ryzin, M. J., & Dishion, T. J. (2014). Adolescent deviant peer clustering as an amplifying mechanism underlying the progression from early substance use to late adolescent dependence. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 55, 1153-1161.

Van Ryzin, M. J., & Dishion, T. J. (2013). From antisocial behavior to violence: A model for the amplifying role of coercive joining in adolescent friendships. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 54, 661-669.

Van Ryzin, M. J., & Dishion, T. J. (2012). The impact of a family-centered intervention on the ecology of adolescent antisocial behavior: Modeling developmental sequelae and trajectories during adolescence. Development and Psychopathology, 24, 1139-1155.

Van Ryzin, M. J., Fosco, G. M., & Dishion, T. J. (2012). Family and peer predictors of substance use from early adolescence to early adulthood: An 11-year prospective analysis. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 1314-1324.

Van Ryzin, M. J., & Leve, L. D. (2012). Affiliation with delinquent peers as a mediator of the effects of Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care for delinquent girls. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 588-596.

Van Ryzin, M. J., Stormshak, E. A., & Dishion, T. J. (2012). Engaging parents in the Family Check Up in middle school: Longitudinal effects on family conflict and problem behavior through the transition to high school. Journal of Adolescent Health, 50, 627-633.