Julia Shadur

Postdoctoral Fellow


Dr. Shadur is currently a postdoctoral fellow jointly appointed in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology and at the Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research (CAPER) in the Department of Psychology, both at the University of Maryland in College Park. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Tufts University in 2005, and worked as Senior Research Program Coordinator at the Center for Addiction and Pregnancy at Johns Hopkins with Drs. Hendree Jones and Michelle Tuten from 2005-2008. Dr. Shadur earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 2013 where she worked with Dr. Andrea Hussong. As part of her doctoral training, she completed a minor concentration in Quantitative Psychology with Dr. Patrick Curran, and completed her clinical psychology internship at the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital with Dr. Kenneth Gelfand.

Dr. Shadur’s program of research focuses on the intergenerational transmission of addiction and emotion dysregulation, and examines both basic and prevention research questions regarding the development of emotion regulation among young children of substance-dependent caregivers. Her research is grounded within the frameworks of developmental psychopathology and developmental science, and her work thus explores the multifaceted factors that impact emotion regulation and risk-taking behaviors across development. She is particularly interested in how parental addiction impacts emotion-specific parenting behaviors (i.e., parent emotion socialization), and how these parenting behaviors then impact children’s emotion regulation and subsequent risk for substance use. She was awarded an F32 individual postdoctoral fellowship (F32 DA039626) which currently funds her program of research in which she is examining these developmental questions through secondary data analysis of a large-scale ten-year longitudinal study that investigates predictors of risk behaviors over time using novel behavioral paradigms to capture emotion regulation and distress tolerance among parents and their children. 



Shadur, J., Ninnemann, A., Lim, A., Lejuez, C.W., & MacPherson, L. (in press). The prospective relationship between distress tolerance and cigarette smoking expectancies in adolescence. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.

Tuten, M., Shadur, J., Stitzer, M., & Jones, H. (2017). A comparison of Reinforcement Based Treatment (RBT) versus RBT plus Recovery Housing (RBT-RH). Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 72, 48-55. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2016.09.001

Felton, J., Banducci, A., Shadur, J., Stadnik, R., MacPherson, L., & Lejuez, C. (in press). The developmental trajectory of perceived stress mediates the relations between distress tolerance and internalizing symptoms among youth. Development and Psychopathology.

Shadur, J., & Lejuez, C.W. (2016). Adolescent substance use and comorbid psychopathology: Emotion regulation deficits as a transdiagnostic risk factor. Current Addiction Reports, 2(4)354-363. doi:  10.1007/s40429-015-0070-y

McCauley, K.L., Shadur. J.M., Hoffman, E.M., MacPherson, L., & Lejuez, C.W. (2016). Adolescent callous-unemotional traits and parental knowledge as predictors of unprotected sex among youth. Behavior Modification, 40(1-2), 70-96. 

Felton, J., Collado, A., Shadur, J., Lejuez, C.W., & MacPherson, L. (2015). Sex differences in self-report and behavioral measures of disinhibition predicting marijuana use across adolescence. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 23(4), 265-274.

Shadur, J.M., Hussong, A.M., & Haroon, M. (2015). Negative affect variability and adolescent self-medication: The role of the peer context. Drug and Alcohol Review, 34(6), 571-580, doi: 10.1111/dar.12260.

Lechner, W.V., Shadur, J.M., Banducci, A.N., Grant, D.M., Morse, M., & Lejuez, C.W. (2014). The mediating role of depression in the relationship between anxiety sensitivity and alcohol dependence. Addictive Behaviors, 39(8), 1243-1248.

Shadur, J., & Hussong, A.M (2014). Friendship intimacy, close friend drug use, and self-medication in adolescence. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 31(8), 997-1018.

Burns, A., Solis, J.M., Shadur, J., & Hussong, A.M. (2013). Comparing psychiatric symptoms among children of substance-abusing parents with different treatment histories. Vulnerable Children & Youth Studies, 8(3), 258-271.

Solis, J.M., Shadur, J., Burns, A.R., & Hussong, A.M. (2012). Understanding the diverse needs of children whose parents abuse substances. Current Drug Abuse Reviews, 5(2), 135-147.

Reimuller, A., Shadur, J., & Hussong, A.M. (2011).  Parental social support as a moderator of self-medication in adolescents. Addictive Behaviors, 36(3), 203-208.



Hussong, A.M., Shadur, J., Burns, A., Stein, G., Jones, D. Solis, J., & McKee, L. (in press). An early emerging internalizing pathway to substance use and disorder. In S. Brown and R.A. Zucker (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Adolescent Substance Abuse. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199735662.013.015



National Research Service Award, Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Maryland in College Park
Sponsors: Carl Lejuez, Ph.D., Gregory Hancock, Ph.D., Andrea Hussong, Ph.D.
Title: Parent Emotion Socialization and Child Emotion Regulation: Mechanisms of Intergenerational Transmission of Addiction

  • Role: Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Type and Number: F32-DA039626
  • Period: 4/5/15 – 4/4/18


National Research Service Award, Predoctoral Training Fellowship
Center for Developmental Science
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Role: Predoctoral Fellow
  • Agency: National Institutes of Health
  • Type and Number: T32-HD0007376
  • Period: 5/15/11-5/14/12


Undergraduate Honors Thesis Research Funding Award

  • Role: Principal Investigator
  • Agency: Tufts University Center for Children
  • Period: 9/1/04-05/15/05



Courses Taught

  • Child Psychopathology (Doctoral)
  • Clinical Laboratory (Doctoral)


  • PhD Clinical Psychology
Doctoral Programs:
  • Clinical
Cole Field House, Suite 2103, Office J
Department of Psychology
Phone: (410) 960-5870
Email: jshadur@umd.edu
Office Hours:
By appointment