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Professor of Psychological Science, University of California, Irvine

Candice Odgers is a Professor of Psychological Science at the University of California Irvine and Co-Director of the Child & Brain Development Program at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Her research focuses on how children's early experiences and exposure to adversity influence later health and development, with an emphasis on how new technologies, including mobile phones and web-based tools, can be leveraged to understand and improve the lives of young people.

Odgers was a William T. Grant Scholar and the recipient of early career awards from the American Psychological Association, the Society for Research in Child Development, the Royal Society of Canada, and the Association for Psychological Science. In 2015 she was awarded the Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest Early Career Award and, in 2016, the Jacobs Foundation Advanced Research Fellowship.

She is the author of over 100 scientific publications and her research has been disseminated widely through coverage in outlets such as the Economist, New York Times, London Times, Scientific American, and the Washington Post.


  • 2016–2020
    Professor, University of California Irvine
  • 2012–2017
    Professor, Duke University