Cristina Bares, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.S.W.

Associate Professor
Social Work


Dr. Bares is a developmental psychologist with training in behavioral genetics and advanced statistical modeling. She uses multiple methodologies to examine the biological, psychological, and contextual determinants of child and adolescent health and the interactions that give rise to adaptive and maladaptive behavior. She studies the genetically mediated risk factors leading to problems of anxiety, depression, and substance use in adolescence while accounting for important psychological and environmental risk factors.

  • Ph.D., Social Work and Psychology, University of Michigan
  • M.B.A., University of Michigan
  • M.S.W., Social Work, University of Michigan
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Michigan

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