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Dr. Duffy is a licensed clinical psychologist. Her primary area of research is on complex trauma, specifically with Black and Latinx/Hispanic communities and people. Dr. Duffy also researches and advocates for anti-racist, trauma-informed practices and policies in mental health and higher education.
PhD, Psychology, Depaul University
Selected Publications
Kagan, R., Pressley, J., Espinoza, R., Lanktree, C., Henry, J., Knoverek, A., Duffy, S.,Labruna, V.,Habib, M.,Blaustein, M.,& Spinazzola, J. (2022).GuidingStars: Development of a Multi-dimensional Assessment Guide to Improve Engagement and Reduce Attrition with Youths & Families Living with Chronic Trauma. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, In Press.
Grant, K. E., McMahon, S. D., Ramian, K., Adam, E., Duffy, S. N., & Taylor, J. J., (2022). Childhood Stress. In H. Friedman (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Mental Health, 3rdEdition. Oxford: Elsevier.
Reife, L., Duffy, S.N., & Grant, K.E. (2019). The impact of social support on adolescent coping in the context of urban poverty. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 26(2), 200-214.
Reaves, S., McMahon, S.D., Duffy, S.N., & *Ruiz, L. (2018). The test of time: A meta-analytic review of the relation between school climate and problem behavior. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 39, 100-108.
Duffy, S.N.,*Brown, T.M.,*Katsonga-Phiri, T., Bouris A., Grant, K.E., & Keenan, K. (2015). Towards an empiricallybased preventative intervention for depression in preadolescent African-American girls.Prevention Science, 17, 503-512.
Wadsworth, M., Evans, G., Grant, K. E., Carter, J., & Duffy, S. N. (2015). Poverty and the development of psychopathology. In D. Cicchetti (Ed.). Developmental Psychopathology – 3rd Edition. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.


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