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Jill A. Rabinowitz, PhD

  • Assistant Scientist

Departmental Affiliations

Contact Information

624 N. Broadway
Hampton House 880
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

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PhD, Temple University, 2017
MS, Temple University, 2015
BA, State University of New York at Geneseo, 2009


My work involves examining genetic variants underpinning various disorders (e.g., depression, conduct disorder) that are associated with differential responsiveness to contextual factors and young adult outcomes. I am particularly interested in identifying the joint contributions of genetic and contextual factors to our understanding of mental health conditions, particularly in admixed populations.

Honors and Awards

Presidential Scholar, SUNY Geneseo (2009)

Phi Beta Kappa, SUNY Geneseo (2009)

Magna Cum Laude, SUNY Geneseo (2009)

  • polygenic scores
  • environmental exposures
  • parenting
  • neighborhood
  • substance use behaviors and disorders
  • diverse populations

Publications selected from the last 2 years.

  • Pas, E. T., Kaiser, L., Rabinowitz, J. A., Lochman, J. E., & Bradshaw, C. P. (2020). Identifying factors associated with patterns of student attendance and participation in a group tier 2 preventative intervention: Implications for adaptation. Journal of Applied School Psychology, doi: 10.1080/15377903.2020.1714860.
  • Rabinowitz, J. A., Kuo, S., Domingue, B., Smart, M., Felder, W., Benke, K., Maher, B. S., Ialongo, N. S., & Uhl, G. (2020). Pathways between a polygenic score for educational attainment and higher educational attainment in an African American sample. Behavior Genetics, 50, 14-27.
  • Rabinowitz, J. A., Powell, T., Sadler, R., Reboussin, B., Green, K., Smart, …Tandon, D. (2020). Neighborhood profiles and associations with coping behaviors among low-income youth Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 49, 494-505.
  • Powell, T., Rabinowitz, J. A., Kaufman, M. R., Milam, A. H., Benke, K., Sisto, D., Uhl, G., Maher, B. S., Ialongo, N.S. Testing gene by community disadvantage moderation of sexual health outcomes among urban women. PLoS One, 14, e0223311.
  • Rabinowitz, J. A., Musci, R. J., Reboussin, B., Milam, A. J., Benke, K. S., Sisto, D. Y., Ialongo, N. S., Maher, B. S. (2019). Polygenic and environmental influences on alcohol use trajectories among African Americans. Development and Psychopathology ,1-16. doi: doi:10.1017/S0954579419000701