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Maria Wong

My research interests focus on understanding risk and protective factors of important developmental outcomes, including substance use, suicidal behavior and resilience (the ability to do well in spite of adversity). My recent projects examine the effects of sleep and self-regulation (regulation of affect, behavioral, and cognitive processes) on physical and mental health.

The Effects Of Regular Sleep On Self-Control And Substance Use In Children Of Alcoholics And Controls

This is the first study to report a long-term relationship between regular sleep, behavioral control, and resilience in children of alcoholics (COAs). We defined resilience as positive adaption in adversity. COAs are more likely to develop an alcohol use disorder […]