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Publications are organized by year. If you cannot access an article, please reach out to Dr. Cortney Simmons ( for a copy. 



  1. Sullivan, C. M., † Simmons, C., Guerrero, M., Farero, A., Chiaramonte, D., López-Zerón, G., Ayeni, O., Fernandez, A., & Sprecher, M. (accepted). Domestic Violence Housing First Model and Survivors’ Housing Stability, Safety and Wellbeing Over Two Years. JAMA Network Open.

  2. Goodman-Williams, R., † Simmons, C., Chiaramonte, D., & Sullivan, C.M. (2023). Domestic violence survivors’ housing stability, safety, and well-being over time: Examining the role of Domestic Violence Housing First, social support and material hardship. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. 

  3. *Estrada, S., *Simmons, C., & Baskin-Sommers, A. (2023). Trajectories of psychopathy and community violence exposure differentially predict antisociality in justice-involved youth. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology.  

  4. Sullivan, C. M., Sprecher, M., Guerrero, M., Fernandez, A., & † Simmons, C. (2022). The use of children as a tactic of intimate partner violence and its impact on survivors’ mental health and well-being over time. Journal of Family Violence.

  5. Simmons. C., Mitchell-Adams, H., & Baskin-Sommers, A. (2022). Environmental predictors of within-person changes in callous-unemotional traits among justice-Involved male adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology.

  6. Sullivan, C. M., Guerrero, M., † Simmons, C., López-Zerón, G., Ayeni, O., Farero, A., Chiaramonte, D., & Sprecher, M. (2022). Impact of the domestic violence housing first model on survivors’ safety and housing stability: Twelve month findings. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

  7. Cavanagh, C., † Simmons, C., Ligget O’Malley, R., Frick, P.J., Steinberg, L., & Cauffman, E., (2022). The moderating role of maternal CU traits in the stability of CU traits in justice-involved male youth. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology.

  8. Sullivan, C.M., López-Zerón, G., Farero, A., Ayeni, F., † Simmons, C., Chiaramonte, D., Hamdan, N., & Sprecher, M., (2022). Impact of the domestic violence housing first model on survivors’ safety and housing stability: Six Month Findings. Journal of Family Violence.

  9. Chan, L., Simmons, C. Tillem, S., Conley, M., Brazil, I.A. and Baskin-Sommers, A. (2022). Classifying Conduct Disorder using a biopsychosocial model and machine learning method. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.

  10. Baskin-Sommers, A., Ruiz, S., Sarcos, B. & Simmons, C. (2022). Cognitive-affective factors underlying disinhibitory disorders and legal implications. Nature Reviews Psychology. s44159-022-00020-8

  11. Casey, B.J., Simmons, C. Somerville, L.H., & Baskin-Sommers, A. (2022). Making the sentencing case: Psychological and neuroscientific evidence for expanding the age of youthful offenders. Annual Review of Criminology.


  1. Chiaramonte, D., † Simmons, C., Hamdan, N., Ayeni, F., López-Zerón, G., Farero, A., Sprecher, M., & Sullivan, C.M. (2021) The impact of COVID-19 on the safety, housing stability, and mental health of unstably housed domestic violence survivors. Journal of Community Psychology.

  2. *Baskin-Sommers, A., *Simmons, C., Conley, M.I., Chang, S., Collins, M., Estrada, S., Pelham, W., Beckford, E., Berrian, N., Mitchell-Adams, H., Barch, D., Tapert, S., Gee, D.G., & Casey, B.J., (2021). Adolescent civic engagement: Lessons from Black Lives Matter. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

  3. *Simmons, C., *Conley, M.I., Gee, D.G., Baskin-Sommers, A., Barch, D.M., Hoffman, E.A., Huber, R.S., Iacono, W.G., Nagel, B.J., Sheth, C.S., Sowell, E.R., Thompson, W.K., Casey, B.J. (2021). Responsible use of open access developmental data: The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development℠ (ABCD) Study. Psychological Science.

  4. Beardslee, J., Kan, E., Simmons, C., Peniche, M., Pardini, D., Frick., P.J., Steinberg, L., & Cauffman, E. (2021). A within-individual examination of the predictors of gun carrying during adolescence and young adulthood among young men. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.

  5. Simmons, C., Kan, E., Simpkins, S., Donley, S., Steinberg, L., Frick., P.J., & Cauffman, E. (2021). Assessing the association between participation in extracurricular activities and delinquent behavior among justice-involved young men. Journal of Research on Adolescence.


  1. Boykin, C.M., *Brown, N.D, *Carter, J.T., *Dukes, K., *Green, D., *Harrison, T., *Hebl, M., *Membere, A., *McCleary-Gaddy, A., *McJunkins, C., *Simmons, C., *Singletary Walker, S., *Smith, A.N., & *Williams, A.D. (2020) Anti-racist actions and accountability: No more empty promises. Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion.

  2. Fine, A., † Simmons, C., Cavanagh, C., Rowan, Z., Frick, P.J., Steinberg, L., & Cauffman, E. (2020). Implications of youths’ perceptions of the police for the cycle of violence, code of the streets, and violent offending. Psychology of Violence, 10(5), 473.

  3. Simmons, C., Fine, A., Knowles, A., Frick, P.J., Steinberg, L., & Cauffman, E. (2020). The relation between callous-unemotional traits, psychosocial maturity, and delinquent behavior among justice involved youth. Child Development.


  1. Simmons, C., Rowan, Z., Knowles, A., Steinberg, L., Frick., P.J., & Cauffman, E. (2019). A life history approach to understanding juvenile offending and aggression. Aggression and Violent Behavior. 

  2. Fine, A., Rowan, Z., & Simmons, C. (2019). Do politics trump race in determining American youths’ perceptions of law enforcement? Journal of Criminal Justice.

  3. Fine, A., Simmons, C., Miltimore, S., Steinberg, L., Frick, P.J., & Cauffman, E. (2018). The school experiences of male adolescent offenders: Implications for academic performance and recidivism. Crime & Delinquency, 64(10), 1326-1350.

  4. Simmons, C., Steinberg, L., Frick, P.J., & Cauffman, E. (2018). The differential influence of absent and harsh fathers on juvenile delinquency. Journal of Adolescence, 62, 9-17.

  5. Mahler A., Simmons, C., Frick, P.J., Steinberg, L., & Cauffman, E. (2017). Aspirations, expectations and delinquency: The moderating effect of impulse control. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46(7), 1503-1514.

  6. Fine, A., Mahler, A., Simmons, C., Chen, C., Moyzis, R., & Cauffman, E. (2016). Relations between three dopaminergic system genes, school attachment, and adolescent delinquency. Developmental Psychology, 52(11), 1893-1903.

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