Maureen Allwood

Maureen Allwood

Associate Professor
Phone number: 
646.557.4405
Room number: 
10.65.16 NB

Education

2005 PhD University of Missouri-Columbia

2000 MA University of Missouri-Columbia

1993 MS Eastern Michigan University

1987 BS Michigan State University

Bio

Dr. Allwood joined the faculty of John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2007. Before joining the faculty at John Jay she completed a pre-doctoral clinical internship at the Boston Consortium and a NIMH funded postdoctoral research fellowship at Brown Medical School. Dr. Allwood’s research focuses on the developmental effects trauma and violence exposure. She is interested in both the psychological and physiological aspects of youth posttraumatic stress response, and in how these aspects interact to predict negative outcomes, such as school failure, delinquency, substance use, and suicide among trauma-exposed youth.

Dr. Allwood is also interested in minority, refugee and immigrant mental health and in examining the impact of arrest and court involvement on youth social, emotional, and academic development. Clinically, Dr. Allwood facilitates trainings addressing disproportionate minority contact with the juvenile justice system and the under-utilization of mental health resources for minority youth. 

Publications

* denotes John Jay students

*Pimentel, S. R., & Allwood, M. A. (under review). Sleep problems as a potential mediator in the association between community violence exposure and academic performance among college students.

Allwood, M. A., Esposito-Smyther, C., Swenson, L. P., & Spirito, A. (2014). Moderating effects of negative cognitions in the relationship between PTSD and substance use in a psychiatrically hospitalized adolescent sample. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 27, 1-9. DOI: 10.1002/jts.21907

Allwood, M. A., Baetz, C., DeMarco, S. & Bell, D. J. (2013). Depressive symptoms, including lack of future orientation, as mediators in the relationship between adverse life events and delinquent behaviors. In P. K. Kerig (Ed.), Psychological Trauma and Juvenile Delinquency: New Directions in Research and Interventions. New York: Routledge

Allwood, M. A. & Widom, C. S. (2013). Child abuse and neglect, developmental role attainment, and adult arrests. Journal of Research on Crime and Delinquency, 50, 551–578.

*Dewey, L., Allwood, M. A., Fava, J., Arias, E. Pinizzotto, A., & Schlesinger, L. (2013). Clinical risks and subtypes of suicide by cop. Archives of Suicide Research, 17, 448-461.

Widom, C. S., Czaja, S.  Wilson, H. W., Allwood, M. A., & Chuahan, P. (2013). Do the long-term consequences of neglect differ for children of different race and ethnic backgrounds? Child Maltreatment, 18, 42-55.

Allwood, M. A., *Baetz, C., *DeMarco, S. & Bell, D. J. (2012). Depressive symptoms, including lack of future orientation, as mediators in the relationship between adverse life events and delinquent behaviors. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 5, 114-128. doi: 10.1080/19361521.2012.671795