Julia Shadur

Lecturer and Postdoctoral Fellow


Dr. Shadur is currently a lecturer and 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.

Three primary aims guide Dr. Shadur's research program: (1) characterizing the parenting context within high-risk families where drug use occurs; (2) examining within-person risk mechanisms linking daily experiences of emotion dysregulation with daily drug use events (i.e., self-medication); and (3) examining the developmental risk mechanism that links parental emotion dysregulation and addiction to child emotion dysregulation and subsequent risk for addiction across development, with a focus on emotion-specific parenting behavior as a key mediator of interest.

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. Her line of work focuses on the contextual, family, and parenting factors that impact young children of substance-dependent caregivers. 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. Dr. Shadur employs a broad range of quantitative methods and analytic techniques to accomplish her research aims, including factor analysis, structural equation modeling / latent growth curve modeling, and multilevel modeling.  

A second study in this line of work examining the diverse parenting contexts that exist among substance-dependent caregivers is also currently underway in collaboration with Dr. Cristina Risco. The aim of this project is to better characterize the interaction between parent emotion socialization more broadly and parent socialization around issues related to culture, race, racial identity, and experiences of discrimination. This project examines how the intersection between these diverse contextual factors and multifaceted parenting behaviors collectively impact the developmental, social, and emotional outcomes among children of substance-dependent parents who self-identify as African American.



Shadur, J., & Hussong, A.M. (in press). Conceptualization and measurement of parent emotion socialization among mothers in substance abuse treatment. Journal of Child and Family Studies.
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.
Felton, J., Collado, A., Havewala, M., Shadur, J., MacPherson, L., & Lejuez, C.W. (in press). Distress tolerance interacts with negative life events to predict depressive symptoms across adolescence. Journal of Child Clinical and Adolescent Psychology.
Felton, J., Banducci, A., Shadur, J., Stadnik, R., MacPherson, L., & Lejuez, C. (2017). The developmental trajectory of perceived stress mediates the relations between distress tolerance and internalizing symptoms among youth. Development and Psychopathology, 29(4), 1391-1401. doi: 10.1017/S0954579417000335
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
McCauley, K.L., Shadur. J., 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. 
Shadur, J., & Lejuez, C.W. (2015). Adolescent substance use and comorbid psychopathology: Emotion regulation deficits as a transdiagnostic risk factor. Current Addiction Report(Topical Collection on Transgenerational Considerations in Addictions), 2(4)354-363. doi: 10.1007/s40429-015-0070-y
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.
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., & 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.
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.
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. (2016). An early emerging internalizing pathway to substance use and disorder. In R.A. Zucker & S. Brown (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: PI
  • Agency: National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
  • Type and Number: F32-DA039626
  • Period: 4/5/15 – 4/4/18


The University of Maryland in College Park, Internal Research Grant, First-Year Innovation and Research Experience (FIRE)

Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost                                                                                                                         

Title: Parent Emotion and Racial Socialization among African American Caregivers in Substance Abuse Treatment

  • Role: Co-Investigator (PI: Cristina Risco)
  • Period: 2016 – 2018

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

  • Role: Predoctoral Fellow (PI: Martha Cox)
  • Predoctoral Research Fellowship Advisor: Andrea Hussong
  • Agency: National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)
  • 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 at The University of Maryland in College Park:

  • PSYC 330: Child Psychopathology (Undergraduate)
  • PSYC 623: Child Psychopathology (Doctoral)
  • PSYC 629: Clinical Laboratory (Doctoral)


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