Jahromi, Laudan B. (lbj2112)

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Jahromi, Laudan
Associate Professor of Psychology & Education
Director, Programs in Intellectual Disability/Autism
Associate Editor, American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Health & Behavior Studies
212-678-3821

Office:
529I Thndk

Office Hours:
Mon 3-4pm & Thurs 2-4pm   (529I Thorndike Hall) 

Educational Background

Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
M.A., New York University (NYU)
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Applied Human Development
UCLA Psychological Studies in Education - Developmental Disabilities Focus

Scholarly Interests

Social-emotional wellbeing in high-need children and families

The development of self-regulation in normative and non-normative contexts, including those marked with developmental and social-ecological risks

Contributions of self-regulatory processes (emotion regulation, executive function, effortful control) to the outcomes of children with developmental disabilities (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder), including behavioral adjustment, peer engagement, and school readiness 

The context of challenged parenting, including adolescent mothers, parents of children with special needs, and parenting in the context of socio-demographic risks (e.g., poverty; discrimination); parent and child coping strategies; family/cultural resources; factors associated with risk and resilience


Selected Publications

Rajan, S., Jahromi, L. B., Bravo, D.Y., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Updegraff, K. A. (in press). Maternal Self-Efficacy is Protective for Children's (but not Mother) BMI among Mexican-Origin Children with Negative Temperament.  Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.

Jahromi, L. B., Chen, Y., Dakopolos, A., & Chorneua, A. (in press).  Delay of gratification in preschoolers with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder:  Individual differences and links to executive function, emotion regulation, and joint attention.  Autism.

Dakopolos, A. & Jahromi, L. B. (in press).  Differences in sensory responses among children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and typical development: Links to joint attention and social competence. Infant & Child Development.

Derlan, C. L., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., Jahromi, L. B., & Fuentes, S.  (in press). A prospective test of the family stress model with Mexican-origin adolescent mothers. Journal of Latina/o Psychology.

Derlan, C. L., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. B. (in press). Mother-grandmother and mother-father coparenting across time among Mexican-origin adolescent mothers and families. Journal of Marriage and Family.

Zeiders, K. H., Bayless, S. D., Derlan, C. L., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. B. (in press). Discrimination and ethnic-racial identity: Understanding direction of effects using within- and between-person analyses. Child Development.

Updegraff, K. A., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Zeiders, K. H., Bravo, D. Y., & Jahromi, L. B. (in press).  Familism values across the transition to adolescent motherhood: Links to family functioning and Mexican-origin adolescent mothers ‘adjustment.  Development & Psychopathology. 

Bravo, D. Y., Derlan, C. L., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. B. (2018). Processes underlying Mexican-origin adolescent mothers’ BMI. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 24, 284-293.

Wang, Y., Sylvestri, J.A., Jahromi, L.B. (2018).  Selected factors in reading comprehension for deaf and hearing adults:  Phonological skills and metacognition.  American Annals of the Deaf, 162, 445-462.

Jahromi, L. B. (2017).   Self-regulation in young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder:  An interdisciplinary perspective on emotion regulation, executive function, and effortful control.  In R. M. Hodapp and D. J. Fidler (Eds.) International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities, 53, 45-89. 

Jahromi, L. B., Zeiders, K. H., Umana-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A. (2017).  The role of effortful control in the link between coparenting conflict and academic readiness for children of teen mothers.  Family Process, 1-15.

Seay, D., Umana-Taylor, A. J., Jahromi, L. B., Updegraff, K. A. (2017).  A prospective study of adolescent mothers’ social competence, children’s effortful control and compliance and children’s subsequent developmental outcomes.  Social Development, 26, 709-723.

Derlan, C. L., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Jahromi, L. B, & Updegraff, K. A. (2017). Cultural socialization attitudes and behaviors: Examining mothers’ centrality, discrimination experiences, and children’s effortful control as moderators. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 24, 162-172.

Wang, Y., Hartman, M., Jahromi, L. B., Tversky, B. (2017). Better story recall by children with unimodal communication.  Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 29, 699-720.

Derlan, C. L., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. B. (2017). Longitudinal relations among Mexican-origin mothers’ cultural characteristics, cultural socialization, and 5-year-old children’s ethnic-racial identification. Developmental Psychology, 53, 2078-2091.

Derlan, C. L., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Toomey, R. B., Jahromi, L. B, & Updegraff, K. A. (2016). Measuring cultural socialization attitudes and behaviors of Mexican-origin mothers with young children: A longitudinal investigation. Family Relations, 65, 477-489.

Wang, Y., Paul, P.V., Falk, J. L., Jahromi, L. B., Ahn, S. (2016).  Predictors of English reading comprehension for children who are d/Deaf or hard of hard of hearing.  Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 29, 35-54

Jahromi, L. B., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., Zeiders, K. H. (2016).   Trajectories of developmental functioning among children of adolescent mothers: Factors associated with risk for delay.  American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 121, 346-363.  

Derlan, C. L., Umaña-Taylor, Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L.B. (2016). Mothers’ characteristics as predictors of adolescents’ ethnic-racial identity:  An examination of Mexican-origin teen mothers.  Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 22, 453-459. 

Seay, D., Jahromi, L. B., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Updegraff, K. A. (2016).   Intergenerational transmission of maladaptive parenting strategies in families of adolescent mothers: Effects from grandmothers to young children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 44, 1097-1109.

Zeiders, K. H., Umaña-Taylor, A. J, Jahromi, L. B., Updegraff, K. A., & White, R. M. (2016).  Discrimination and acculturation stress:  A longitudinal study of children’s well-being from prenatal development to 5 years of age.  Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 37, 557-564

Bravo, D., Toomey, R. B., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. B. (2016). Growth trajectories of Mexican-origin adolescent mothers’ educational expectations.  International Journal of Behavioral Development, 41, 165-174. 

Bravo, D.Y., Umaña-Taylor, A.J., Toomey, R.B., Updegraff, K.A., & Jahromi, L.B. (2016). Risky behaviors and educational attainment among young Mexican-origin mothers: The role of acculturative stress and the educational aspiration-expectation gap. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 52, 13-26.  

Bravo, D. Y., Umaña‐Taylor, A. J., Zeiders, K. H., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. B. (2016). Incongruent Teen Pregnancy Attitudes, Coparenting Conflict, and Support among Mexican‐Origin Adolescent Mothers. Journal of Marriage and Family78, 531-545.

Zeiders, K. H., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Jahromi, L. B., & Updegraff, K. A. (2015). Grandmothers’ familism values, adolescent mothers’ parenting efficacy, and children’s well-being. Journal of Family Psychology, 29, 624-634.

Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., Jahromi, L. B. & Zeiders, K. (2015). Trajectories of ethnic-racial identity and autonomy among Mexican-origin adolescent mothers in the U.S. Child Development, 86, 2034-2050. 

Toomey, R. J., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. B. (2015).  Trajectories of problem behavior among Mexican-origin adolescent mothers:  An examination of risk enhancing and reducing factors.  Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 3, 1-10. 

Toomey, R. B., Updegraff, K. A., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Jahromi, L. B. (2015). Gender role attitudes across the transition to adolescent motherhood in Mexican-origin families. Family Process, 54, 247-262. 

Zeiders, K. H., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. B. (2015a). An idiographic and nomothetic approach to the study of Mexican-origin adolescent mothers’ sociocultural stressors and adjustment. Prevention Science, 16, 386-396. 

Zeiders, K. H., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. B. (2015b). Acculturative stress and enculturative stress, depressive symptoms, and maternal warmth: Examining within-person relations among Mexican-origin adolescent mothers. Development & Psychopathology, 27, 293-308.

Perez-Brena, N. P., Updegraff, K. A., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Jahromi, L. B., Guimond, A. B. (2015). Co-parenting profiles in the context of Mexican-origin teen pregnancy: Links to mother-daughter quality and adjustment.  Family Process, 54, 263-279.   

Derlan, C. L., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Toomey, R. B., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. B. (2015).  Person-environment fit: Everyday conflict and coparenting conflict in Mexican-origin teen mother families. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology21, 136-145.

Jahromi, L. B., *Guimond, A. B., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Toomey, R. B. (2014). Family context, Mexican-origin adolescent mothers’ parenting knowledge, and children’s subsequent developmental outcomes. Child Development, 85 (2), 593 – 609. 

Toomey, R. B., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Williams, D., Harvey-Mendoza, E. C., Jahromi, L. B., & Updegraff, K. A. (2014). The impact of Arizona's S.B. 1070 immigration law on utilization of health care and public assistance among Mexican-origin teen mothers and their mother figures. American Journal of Public Health, 104 (s1), S28 – S34.

Derlan, C. L., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Toomey, R. B., Updegraff, K. A., Jahromi, L. B., & Flores, L. I. (2014). Perceived discrimination and ethnic affirmation: Anglo culture orientation as a moderator among Mexican-origin adolescent mothers.  Child Development, 85 (4), 1357-1365.

Bravo, D. Y., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Guimond, A. B., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. B. (2014). Familism, family ethnic socialization, and Mexican-origin adolescent mothers’ educational adjustment. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 20, 389-400.

Meek, S.E., Lemery-Chalfant, K., Jahromi, L.B., & Valiente, C. (2014). A review of gene-environment correlations and their implications for autism: A conceptual model.  Psychological Review, 120, 497-521.

Updegraff, K. A., Perez-Brena, N. J., Umana-Taylor, A. J., Jahromi, L. B., & Harvey-Mendoza, E. C. (2013).  Mothers’ trajectories of depressive symptoms across Mexican-origin adolescent daughters’ transitions to parenthood. Journal of Family Psychology, 27, 376-386.

Umana-Taylor, A. J., Guimond, A. B., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. B.  (2013). A longitudinal examination of social support and self-esteem interacting to inform Mexican-origin adolescent mothers’ parenting efficacy. Journal of Marriage and Family, 75, 746-759.

Jahromi, L. B., Bryce, C. D., & Swanson, J. (2013).  The importance of self-regulation for the school and peer engagement of children with high-functioning autism.  Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7, 235-246.

Bryce, C. D., & Jahromi, L. B. (2013). Compliance and noncompliance to parental control strategies in children with high functioning autism and their typical peers.  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43, 236-243. 

Toomey, R. J., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Jahromi, L. B., & Updegraff, K.A. (2013).  Measuring mothers’ social support in the transition from adolescent pregnancy to parenthood.  Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 35, 195-212.

Toomey, R. J., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A. & Jahromi, L. B. (2013).   Ethnic identity development and ethnic discrimination: Examining longitudinal associations with adjustment for Mexican-origin adolescent mothers. Journal of Adolescence, 36, 825-833. 

Jahromi, L. B., Meek, S.E., & Ober-Reynolds, S. (2012).  Emotion regulation in the context of frustration among preschoolers with autism and their typical peers.  Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 53, 1250-1258.

Meek, S. E., Robinson, L. & Jahromi, L. B. (2012).  Parent-child predictors of social competence with peers in children with and without autism.  Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 6, 815-823.

Jahromi, L. B., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Lara, E. (2012).  Birth characteristics and developmental outcomes of infants of Mexican-origin adolescent mothers:  Risk and promotive factors.  International Journal of Behavioral Development, 36, 146-156.   

Kasari, C., Jahromi, L. B., & Gulsrud, A. (2012).  Emotional Development in Children with Developmental Disabilities.  In J. Burack, R. Hodapp, G. Iarocci, and E. Zigler (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Development.  New York:  Oxford University Press. 

Gulsrud, A. C., Jahromi, L. B., & Kasari, C. (2010).  The co-regulation of emotions between mothers and their children with autism.  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40, 227-237. 

Jahromi, L. B., Kasari, C. L., McCracken, J., T., Lee, L. S-Y., Aman, M. G., McDougle, C. J., Scahil, L., Tierney, E., Arnold, E., Vitiello, B., Ritz, L., Witwer, A., Kustan, E., Ghuman, J., & Posey, D. J. (2009). Positive effects of methylphenidate on social communication and self-regulation in children with pervasive developmental disorders and hyperactivity.  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorder, 39, 395-404. 

Jahromi, L. B., Gulsrud, A. C., & Kasari, C. (2008).  Emotional competence in children with Down syndrome:  Negativity and regulation.  American Journal on Mental Retardation, 113, 32-43.

Jahromi, L. B., & Stifter, C. A. (2008).  Individual differences in preschoolers’ self-regulation and theory of mind.  The Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 54, 125-150.

Kasari, C., Freeman, S., Paparella, T., & Jahromi, L. B. (2008). Predicting language outcome in autism from controlled comparison of joint attention and play interventions. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 125-137.

Stifter, C. A., Putnam, S. P., & Jahromi, L. B. (2008).  Exuberant and inhibited toddlers:  Stability of temperament and prediction to behavioral adjustment.  Development and Psychopathology, 20, 401-421.

Jahromi, L. B., & Stifter, C. A. (2007).  Individual differences in the contribution of maternal soothing to infant distress reduction.  Infancy, 11, 255-269.

Riggs, N. R., Jahromi, L. B., Peters, R. A., Dillworth, J. E., & Mueller, U. (2006).  Executive function and the promotion of social-emotional and behavioral competence.  Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 27, 300-309. 

Jahromi, L. B., Putnam, S. P., & Stifter, C. A. (2004).  Maternal regulation of infant reactivity from 2 to 6 months. Developmental Psychology, 40, 477-487.

Self-Regulatory Processes in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This project is focused on examining self-regulatory processes, such as emotion regulation coping strategies, executive function, and effortful control, in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  We aim to better understand the role that self-regulatory processes play in explaining the heterogeneity in ASD.  We are also exploring how self-regulation promotes aspects of school readiness and success for young students with disabilities, including their academic performance, classroom engagement, and prosocial behaviors with peers.

Social-Emotional Development in High-Risk Adolescent Mother-Child Dyads

This federally-funded longitudinal study, a collaboration between Dr. Jahromi and colleagues at Arizona State University (Dr. Adriana Umana-Taylor and Dr. Kimberly Updegraff), examines the developmental outcomes of children of adolescent mothers, who are at risk for developmental delays in intellectual, language, and social-emotional functioning.  We are studying factors (e.g., mother-child interactions, family functioning, and the broader social context) that influence these children's development from infancy into early childhood (i.e., when they enter kindergarten).  Our goal is to identify the mechanisms that promote positive development in this vulnerable population of children (NICHD R01 HD061376).

 

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