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Current Publications

First Generation Publication List

Second Generation Publication List


Prevention of Mental Disorders and Public Mental Health: A Life Course Developmental Epidemiological Framework

Longer Term Outcomes of Longer Term Outcomes of Two Universal, First Two Universal, First-Grade Grade Preventive Intervention Trials

An Overview of Methods in Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Achieving the Promise of Prevention for Older Adults

Using Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) to Enhance the School Environment and Reduce Children’s Disruptive Behavior Problems

Book Chapters and Other Articles

Brown C. H., & Liao, J. (1999). Principles for designing randomized preventive trials in mental health: An emerging developmental epidemiologic paradigm. American Journal of Community Psychology, 27, 677-714.

Dolan, L. J., Kellam, S. G., Brown, C. H., Werthamer-Larsson, L., Rebok, G. W., Mayer, L. S., Laudolff, J., Turkkan, J., Ford, C., & Wheeler, L. (1993). The short-term impact of two classroom-based preventive interventions on aggressive and shy behaviors and poor achievement. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 14, 317-345.

Furr-Holden, C.D.M., Ialongo, N., Anthony, J.C.., Petras, H., & Kellam, S. (2004). Developmentally inspired drug prevention: middle school outcomes in a school-based randomized prevention trial. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 73, 149-158.

Ialongo, N., Koenig-McNaught, A., Wagner, B., Pearson, J., McCreary, B., Poduska, J., & Kellam, S. (2004). African-American children’s reports of depressed mood, hopelessness, and suicidal ideation and later suicide attempts. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 34, 355-407.

Ialongo, N., McCreary, B., Schmidt,N., Koenig, A., Pearson, J., Poduska, J., & Kellam, S. (2004). Major depressive disorder in a population of urban, African-American young adults: Prevalence, correlates, comorbidity and unmet mental health service need. Journal of Affective Disorders, 79, 127-136.

Ialongo, N., Poduska, J., Werthamer, L., & Kellam, S. (2001). The distal impact of two first grade preventive interventions on conduct problems and disorder in early adolescence. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 9, 146-160.

Ialongo, N., Werthamer, L., Brown, C. H., Kellam, S., & Wai, S.B. (1999). The proximal impact of two first grade preventive interventions on the early risk behaviors for later substance abuse, depression and antisocial behavior. American Journal of Community Psychology, 27, 599-642.

Kellam, S.G. (1994). Testing theory through developmental epidemiologically-based prevention research. In A. Cazares & .A. Beatty (Eds.) Scientific Methods for Prevention Intervention Research. National Institute on Drug Abuse Research Monograph No. 139. DHHS Pub. No. 94-3631, pp. 37-57.

Kellam, S.G. (1994). The social adaptation of children in classrooms: A measure of family childrearing effectiveness. In R.D. Parke, & S.G. Kellam, (Eds.) Exploring family relationships with other social contexts (pp. 147-168). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Kellam, S.G. (1991). Developmental epidemiological and prevention research on early risk behaviors. In L.P. Lipsitt & L.L. Mittnick (Eds.), Self-regulatory behavior and risk taking: Causes and consequences (pp. 51-70). Norwood, NJ: Ablex.

Kellam, S.G. (1991). A developmental epidemiological research program for the prevention of mental distress and disorder, heavy drug use, and violent behavior. In W. LL Parry-Jones & N. Queloz (Eds.), Mental health and deviance in inner cities (pp. 101-108). WHO: Geneva.

Kellam, S.G. (1990). Developmental epidemiologic framework for family research on depression and aggression. In G.R. Patterson (Ed.), Depression and aggression in family interaction (pp. 11-48). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Kellam, S. G., & Anthony, J. C. (1998). Targeting early antecedents to prevent tobacco smoking:  Findings from an epidemiologically-based randomized field trial.  American Journal of Public Health, 88, 1490-1495.

Kellam, S.G, Anthony, J.C., Brown, C.H., Dolan, L., Werthamer-Larsson, L., & Wilson, R. (1989).Prevention research on early risk behaviors in cross-cultural studies. In Schmidt, M.H., & Remschmidt, H. (Eds.), Needs and prospects of child and adolescent psychiatry (pp. 241-254). Göttingen: Hogrefe & Huber.

Kellam, S.G., & Hunter, R.C. (1990). Prevention begins in first grade. Principal, 70, 17-19.

Kellam, S.G., & Rebok, G.W. (1992). Building developmental and etiological theory through epidemiologically based preventive intervention trials. In J. McCord & R. E. Tremblay (Eds.), Preventing antisocial behavior: Interventions from birth through adolescence (pp. 162-195). New York: Guilford Press.

Kellam, S. G., Rebok, G. W., Ialongo, N., & Mayer, L. S. (1994). The course and malleability of aggressive behavior from early first grade into middle school:  Results of a developmental epidemiologically-based preventive trial. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 35, 359-382.

Kellam, S. G., Rebok, G. W., Mayer, L. S., Ialongo, N., & Kalodner, C. R. (1994). Depressive symptoms over first grade and their response to a developmental epidemiologically based preventive trial aimed at improving achievement. Development and Psychopathology, 6, 463-481.

Kellam, S.G., Rebok, G.W., Wilson, R., & Mayer, L.S. (1994). The social field of the classroom: Context for the developmental epidemiological study of aggressive behavior. In Silbereisen, R.K. & Todt, E. (Eds.). Adolescence in Context: The interplay of family, school, peers and work in adjustment (pp. 390-408). New York: Springer-Verlag.

Kellam, S.G. & Regan, F.T. (1996). Developmental epidemiology based preventive trials and the etiology of aggression and depression. In H. Häfner & e. M. Wolpert (Eds.), New Research in Psychiatry (pp. 11-31). Göttingen: Hogrefe & Huber

Lambert, S., Ialongo, N., Boyd, R., & Cooley, M.  (2005).  Risk Factors for Community Violence Exposure in Adolescence. American Journal of Community Psychology, 36, 29-48.

Lambert, S., McCreary, B., Schmidt, N.B., Joiner, T.E., & Ialongo, N. (2004). Structure of anxiety and depression in urban youth:  An examination of the tripartite model. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Muthén, B., Brown, C., Masyn, K., Jo, B., Khoo, S.T., Yang, C., Wang, C., Kellam, S., Carlin, J., & Liao, J. (2002). General growth mixture modeling for randomized preventive interventions. Biostatistics, 3(4), 459-475.

Muthén, B. & Curran, P. (1997). General longitudinal modeling of individual differences in experimental designs: A latent variable framework for analysis and power estimation. Psychological Methods, 2, 371-402.

Petras, H., Schaeffer, C., Ialongo, N., Hubbard, S., Muthen, B., Lambert, S., Poduska, J., & Kellam, S. (2004). When the course of aggressive behavior in childhood does not predict antisocial outcomes in adolescence and young adult: An examination of potential explanatory variables. Development & Psychpathology, 16. 919-941.

Schaeffer, C., Petras, H., Ialongo, N., Poduska, J., & Kellam, S. (2003). Modeling growth in boys aggressive behavior across elementary school: Links to later criminal involvement, conduct disorder, and antisocial personality disorder. Developmental Psychology, 39, 1020-1035.

Storr, C., Ialongo, N., Anthony, J., & Kellam, S. (2002). A randomized prevention trial of early onset tobacco use by school and family-based interventions implemented in primary school. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 66, 51-60.

Storr, C.L., Reboussin, B.A., & Anthony, J.C. (2004). Early childhood misbehavior and the estimated risk of becoming tobacco dependent. American Journal of Epidemiology, 160(2),126-130.


Parke, R.D., & Kellam, S.G. (Eds.) (1994). Exploring family relationships with other social contexts. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Doctoral and Master's Theses

Albert, Paul S. (1988). Design and analysis of a panel study of estimating durations and point prevalence in a two-stage recurrent illness process. Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Biostatistics, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University.

Chilcoat, Howard D. (1992). Parent monitoring and initiation of drug use in elementary school children. Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Mental Hygiene, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University.

Corrada Bravo, Maria M. (1992). A generalized estimating equations approach to binary data with an application to the impact of the Good Behavior Game on off-task behavior. Master of Science Thesis, Department of Biostatistics, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University.

Graham, Alison, M. (1993). Bootstrap determination of appropriate clustering levels in a preventive mental health trial. Master of Science in Public Health, University of South Florida.

Moke, Pamela S. (1993). Handling missing data in a longitudinal study on conduct disorder. Master of Science in Public Health, University of South Florida.

Poduska, J.  (1997). Factors associated with parents' perceptions of their first graders' needs for mental health and educational services. Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Mental Hygiene, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University.

Werthamer-Larsson, Lisa A. (1987). The epidemiology of maladaptive behavior in first grade children. Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Mental Hygiene, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University.


Kappa Tree Software

Dolan, L., Ford, C., Newton, V., & Kellam, S.G (1989). The Mastery Learning Manual. Unpublished manual.

Dolan, L., Turkan, J., Werthamer-Larsson, L., &Kellam, S.G. (1989). The Good Behavior Game Manual. Unpublished manual.

Ialongo, N., Karweit, N., Bond, M.A., and Handel, R. (1994). The Family Learning Intervention Manual. Unpublished manual.

Ialongo, N., Bell, A., Coffey, M., Ptak, D., and Wizda, L. (1994).The Family Discipline Intervention Manual. Unpublished manual.

Johns Hopkins Prevention Research Center (1995). Manual on First-Stage Measures. Unpublished manual.

Johns Hopkins Prevention Research Center (1995). Manual on Second Stage Measures. Unpublished manual.

Johns Hopkins Prevention Research Center (1995). Conceptual Framework and Database Contents. Unpublished manual.

The following are copies of various Intervention & Assessment Manuals that have been produced: 


Intervention Manuals 

Mastery Learning

PAX Good Behavior Game


Development and Malleability from Childhood to Adulthood: Renewal Application
Periodic Follow-up of Two Preventive Intervention Trials
Analytic Grant
CDC Violence Prevention
Prevention Training Program

Center Grant

Center Overview
Research Methods
Principal Research


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