LIFE Fellow since 2019, University of Virginia
I am a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at UVA. In 2015, I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UVA. I conduct community-based research on family level protective factors for youth from low-income and marginalized backgrounds. Specifically, I am interested in the impact of the parent–child relationship on healthy child development for youth experiencing adverse events including violence and discrimination.
Savell, S. M., Lee, J., Stern, J. A., & Wilson, M. N. (2023). Exploring the benefits of psychoeducation on college students’ mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of American College Health. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2023.2180996
Savell, S. M., Saini, R., Ramos, M., Wilson, M. N., Lemery-Chalfant, K. J., & Shaw, D. S. (2023). Family processes and structure: Longitudinal influences on adolescent disruptive and internalizing behaviors. Family Relations, 72(1), 361–382. https://doi.org/10.1111/fare.12728
Savell, S. M.*, Womack, S. R.*, Wilson, M. N., Lemery-Chalfant, K., & Shaw, D. S. (2022). Indirect associations between middle-childhood externalizing behaviors and adolescent substance use through late-childhood exposure to violence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 51, 628–642. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-022-01575-8 (* equal contributions)