Director of Research
School of Education
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Research interests & goals:
Julia Jackson-Newsom is the Director of Research in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her research has followed two lines of inquiry: the etiology and prevention of substance use among children and adolescents, and the dynamics of parent-adolescent relationships. In the area of substance use prevention, she has been involved with the development of several prevention curricula for use in school and community settings. Her latest work in this area has focused on the fidelity with which school teachers deliver prevention curricula and the methods by which fidelity can be enhanced. In the area of parent-adolescent relationships, her work has focused on understanding predictors of warmth and conflict between parents and teens and the links between parent-adolescent relationship qualities and adolescent outcomes.