- Children and Families
- Early Childhood Programs and Evaluation
- Attachment Processes
- Developmental Psychopathology
- Eating Disorders
- Research Director, Child Development Center for Learning and Research, Department of Human Development, Virginia Tech
- Behavioral Neurogenetics Research Laboratory, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Stanford University Medical Center, former Research Psychologist
- Children's Health Council, Palo Alto, CA, former Staff Clinician
- Family Service Clinic, Middlesex County Porbate Court, Cambridge, MA, former Research Consultant
- Ph.D. University of California - Berkeley
- M.Ed. Harvard University
- B.A. University of Michigan
Awards and Honors
1994 - Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, University of California, Berkeley
1990-1991 - Regents Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley
1980 - Hopwood Writing Award, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Benson, M. J.., Bradburn, I.S., & Dunsmore, J. C. (Eds.) (2006). "Ecology of emotion in parenting relationships: Perspectives from across the lifespan." [Special issue]. Research in Human Development, 3.
Cowan, P.A., Bradburn, I.S., & Cowan, C.P. (2005). "Parents' working models of attachment: The intergenerational context of parenting and children's adaptation to school." In P.A. Cowan, C.P. Cowan, J.C. Ablow, V. Kahen Johnson, & J.R. Measelle (Eds.), The family context of parenting in children’s adaptation to school (pp. 209 - 236). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Bradburn, I.S., & Kaplan, J.A. (1993). "Continuity and change in the transition to parenthood:A tale of two families." In P. A. Cowan, D. Field, D. A. Hanson, A. Skolnick & G. E. Swanson (Eds.), Family, self and society: Toward a new agenda for family research (pp. 385-415). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum Associates.
Dunsmore, J. C., Bradburn, I. S., Costanzo, P. R., & Frederickson, B. L. (2009). Mothers' expressive style and emotional responses to children's behavior predict children's prosocial and achievement-related self-ratings. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 33, 254-263.
Herzog, D.B., Keller, M.B., Lavori, P.W., & Bradburn, I.S. (1991). "Bulimia nervosa in adolescence." Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 12, 191-195.
Keller M. B., Lavori, P.W., Herzog D. B., Bradburn, I.S., & Mahoney, E.M. (1989). "High rates of chronicity and rapidity of relapse in patients with bulimia nervosa and depression." Archives of General Psychiatry, 46, 480-481.
Herzog D.B., Brotman A. W., & Bradburn, I. S. (1988). " Treating eating disorders with antidepressants." Australian Paediatric Journal, 24, 169-170.
Bradburn, I. S., & Roberto, K. A. (03/01/11 – 02/28/13) Intergenerational Obesity: Developing an Ecological Approach. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development R13 mechanism, “Creating Scientific Interdisciplinary Research Teams” (PA-10-106). ($40,000).
Bradburn, I.S., & Dunkenberger, M.B. (10/01/10 – 07/31/11) Evaluation of Virginia Star Quality Initiative Family Child Care Pilot. Virginia Department of Social Services and Virginia Early Childhood Foundation ($98,000).
Evans, M., & Bradburn, I. S. (09/01/10 – 04/01/11) Research Experience for Teachers (RET) grant (Supplement to NSF Award #073651, M. Evans, PI.)National Science Foundation ($14,000).
Current Research Interests
- Fostering social and emotional development in preschool
- The arts, human development and social relationships
- Sensory integration in young children