W. John Curtis

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  • Assistant Professor
207C Kastle Hall
859.257.8662
Research

Broadly, my current research program integrates neuroscience and developmental perspectives to address how social experiences manifest themselves in brain development and functioning in at-risk populations. My research explores the mechanisms linking social experience, neural function, and socio-emotional and cognitive processes in at-risk populations. Within this framework, I have begun to examine how brain development and function mediate the association between biological and psychosocial adversity and resilient or maladaptive outcomes. My reserach bridges traditional fields of study to incorporate a multidisciplinary approach to examining the mechanisms by which mutually influencing biological, psychological, and social systems contribute to children's adaptive and maladaptive outcomes.

Graduate Training

Ph.D. Univ. of Minnesota, 2002

Selected Publications: 
  • Curtis, W. J., Cicchetti, D. (in press). Emotion and resilience: A multi-level investigation of hemispheric electroencephalogram asymmetry and emotion regulation in maltreated and non-maltreated children. Development and Psychopathology.
  • Curtis, W. J., Zhuang, J., Townsend, E. L., Hu, X., Nelson, C. A. (2006). Memory in early adolescents born prematurely: A functional magnetic resonance imaging investigation. Developmental Neuropsychology, 29, 341-377.
  • Singh, N. N., Lancioni, G. E., Winton, A. S. W., Curtis, W. J., Wahler, R. G., Sabaawi, M., Singh, J., McAleavey, K. (2006). Mindful staff increase learning and reduce aggression in adults with developmental disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 27, 545-558.
  • Cicchetti, D., Curtis, W. J. (2005). An event-related potential (ERP) study of processing of affective facial expressions in young children who have experienced maltreatment during the first year of life. Development and Psychopathology, 17, 641-677.
  • Curtis, W. J., Cicchetti, D. (2003). Moving research on resilience into the 21st century: Theoretical and methodological considerations in examining the biological contributors to resilience. Development and Psychopathology, 17, 773-810.
  • Monk, C. S., Zhuang, J., Curtis, W. J., Ofenloch, I. T., Tottenham, N., Nelson, C. A., Hu, X. (2002). Human hippocampal activation in the delayed matching-and nonmatching-to-sample memory tasks: An event-related fMRI approach.Behavioral Neuroscience, 116, 716-721.
  • Curtis, W. J., Lindeke, L. L., Georgieff, M., Nelson, C. A. (2002). Neurobehavioral functioning in neonatal intensive care unit graduates in late childhood and early adolescence. Brain, 125, 1646-1659.
  • Singh, N. N., Wechsler, H. A., Curtis, W. J., Sabaawi, M., Myers, R. E., Singh, S. D. (2002). Effects of role-play and mindfulness training on enhancing the family friendliness of the admissions treatment team process.Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 10, 90-98.
PubMed Publications*: 
  • Curtis, WJ ;Edwards, SP "Pediatric neck masses." Atlas of the oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America 23, 1 (2015): 15-20. Details. Full text
  • Camargo, IB ;Van Sickels, JE ;Curtis, WJ "Simultaneous Removal of Third Molars During a Sagittal Split Does Not Increase the Incidence of Bad Splits in Patients Aged 30 Years or Older." Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 73, 7 (2015): 1350-9. Details. Full text
  • Curtis, WJ ;Cicchetti, D. "Affective facial expression processing in 15-month-old infants who have experienced maltreatment: an event-related potential study." Child maltreatment 18, 3 (2013): 140-54. Details. Full text
  • Curtis, WJ ;Cicchetti, D. "Affective facial expression processing in young children who have experienced maltreatment during the first year of life: an event-related potential study." Development and psychopathology 23, 2 (2011): 373-95. Details. Full text
  • Singh, NN ;Lancioni, GE ;Winton, AS ;Singh, J.;Curtis, WJ ;Wahler, RG ;McAleavey, KM "Mindful parenting decreases aggression and increases social behavior in children with developmental disabilities." Behavior modification 31, 6 (2007): 749-71. Details. Full text
  • Orr DL, 2nd ;Curtis, WJ "Obtaining written informed consent for the administration of local anesthetic in dentistry." Journal of the American Dental Association (1939) 136, 11 (2005): 1568-71. Details. Full text
  • Monk, CS ;Zhuang, J.;Curtis, WJ ;Ofenloch, IT ;Tottenham, N.;Nelson, CA ;Hu, X. "Human hippocampal activation in the delayed matching- and nonmatching-to-sample memory tasks: an event-related functional MRI approach." Behavioral neuroscience 116, 4 (2002): 716-21. Details. Full text
  • Curtis, WJ ;Lindeke, LL ;Georgieff, MK ;Nelson, CA "Neurobehavioural functioning in neonatal intensive care unit graduates in late childhood and early adolescence." Brain : a journal of neurology 125, Pt 7 (2002): 1646-59. Details. Full text
  • Singh, NN ;Lancioni, GE ;Winton, AS ;Curtis, WJ ;Wahler, RG ;Sabaawi, M.;Singh, J.;McAleavey, K. "Mindful staff increase learning and reduce aggression in adults with developmental disabilities." Research in developmental disabilities 27, 5 (1969): 545-58. Details. Full text
  • Curtis, WJ ;Cicchetti, D. "Moving research on resilience into the 21st century: theoretical and methodological considerations in examining the biological contributors to resilience." Development and psychopathology 15, 3 (1969): 773-810. Details.
  • Masten, AS ;Curtis, WJ "Integrating competence and psychopathology: pathways toward a comprehensive science of adaptation in development." Development and psychopathology 12, 3 (1969): 529-50. Details.
  • Cicchetti, D.;Curtis, WJ "Multilevel perspectives on pathways to resilient functioning." Development and psychopathology 19, 3 (1969): 627-9. Details.
  • Goren, S.;Curtis, WJ "Staff members' beliefs about seclusion and restraint in child psychiatric hospitals." Journal of child and adolescent psychiatric nursing : official publication of the Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurses, Inc 9, 4 (1969): 7-14. Details. Full text
  • Curtis, WJ ;Cicchetti, D. "Emotion and resilience: a multilevel investigation of hemispheric electroencephalogram asymmetry and emotion regulation in maltreated and nonmaltreated children." Development and psychopathology 19, 3 (1969): 811-40. Details. Full text
  • Cicchetti, D.;Curtis, WJ "An event-related potential study of the processing of affective facial expressions in young children who experienced maltreatment during the first year of life." Development and psychopathology 17, 3 (1969): 641-77. Details. Full text
  • Curtis, WJ ;Zhuang, J.;Townsend, EL ;Hu, X.;Nelson, CA "Memory in early adolescents born prematurely: a functional magnetic resonance imaging investigation." Developmental neuropsychology 29, 2 (0): 341-77. Details. Full text
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