Dr. Barker is a staff psychologist at Rhode Island Hospital in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is a licensed clinical psychologist who earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in 2003. He obtained his Ph.D. in Pediatric Health Psychology from the University of Miami in 2010. He completed his internship and a postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University. His research is focused on the social context of health behaviors in pediatric populations, applied statistical modeling in pediatric psychology, and applying machine learning and causal modeling techniques to evidence synthesis of individual-participant-data from clinical trials.
|Koopman-Verhoeff ME, Gredvig-Ardito C, Barker DH, Saletin JM, Carskadon MA. "Classifying Pubertal Development Using Child and Parent Report: Comparing the Pubertal Development Scales to Tanner Staging." Journal of Adolescent Health, vol. 66, no. 5, 2020, pp. 597-602.|
|Carskadon, Mary A., Chappell, Kenneth R., Barker, David H., Hart, Anne C., Dwyer, Kayla, Gredvig-Ardito, Caroline, Starr, Caitlyn, McGeary, John E. "A pilot prospective study of sleep patterns and DNA methylation-characterized epigenetic aging in young adults." BMC Research Notes, vol. 12, no. 1, 2019, pp. 583.|
|Barker DH, Hadley W, McGee H, Donenberg GR, DiClemente RJ, Brown LK. "Evaluating the Role of Family Context Within a Randomized Adolescent HIV-Risk Prevention Trial." AIDS and Behavior, vol. 23, no. 5, 2019, pp. 1195-1209.|
|Galárraga, Omar, Enimil, Anthony, Bosomtwe, Dennis, Cao, Wangnan, Barker, David H. "Group-based economic incentives to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy among youth living with HIV: safety and preliminary efficacy from a pilot trial." Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 2019, pp. 1-12.|
|Hadley W, Houck C, Brown LK, Spitalnick JS, Ferrer M, Barker D. "Moving Beyond Role-Play: Evaluating the Use of Virtual Reality to Teach Emotion Regulation for the Prevention of Adolescent Risk Behavior Within a Randomized Pilot Trial." J. Pediatr. Psychol., vol. 44, no. 4, 2019, pp. 425-435.|
|Skriner LC, Chu BC, Kaplan M, Bodden DHM, Bögels SM, Kendall PC, Nauta MH, Silverman WK, Wood JJ, Barker DH, de la Torre J, Saavedra L, Xie MG. "Trajectories and predictors of response in youth anxiety CBT: Integrative data analysis." Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, vol. 87, no. 2, 2019, pp. 198-211.|
|Barker, David H., Scott-Sheldon, Lori A. J., Gittins Stone, Daniel, Brown, Larry K. "Using Composite Scores to Summarize Adolescent Sexual Risk Behavior: Current State of the Science and Recommendations." Archives of Sexual Behavior, vol. 48, no. 8, 2019, pp. 2305-2320.|
|Saez-Flores E, Tonarely NA, Barker DH, Quittner AL. "Examining the Stability of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale Factor Structure in Adolescents and Young Adults With Cystic Fibrosis: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis." J. Pediatr. Psychol., vol. 43, no. 6, 2018, pp. 625-635.|
|Rizzo CJ, Joppa M, Barker D, Collibee C, Zlotnick C, Brown LK. "Project Date SMART: a Dating Violence (DV) and Sexual Risk Prevention Program for Adolescent Girls with Prior DV Exposure." Prevention Science, vol. 19, no. 4, 2018, pp. 416-426.|
|Rancourt D, Barker DH, Jelalian E. "Sex as a Moderator of Adolescents' Weight Loss Treatment Outcomes." Journal of Adolescent Health, vol. 62, no. 5, 2018, pp. 591-597.|
|Houck, Christopher D., Barker, David H., Hadley, Wendy, Menefee, Maya, Brown, Larry K. "Sexual Risk Outcomes of an Emotion Regulation Intervention for At-Risk Early Adolescents." Pediatrics, vol. 141, no. 6, 2018, pp. e20172525.|
|Hadley W, Lansing A, Barker DH, Brown LK, Hunter H, Donenberg G, DiClemente RJ. "The Longitudinal Impact of a Family-Based Communication Intervention on Observational and Self-Reports of Sexual Communication." Journal of Child and Family Studies, vol. 27, no. 4, 2018, pp. 1098-1109.|
|Barker, David H., Nugent, Nicole R., Delgado, Jeanne R., Knopik, Valerie S., Brown, Larry K., Lally, Michelle A., McGeary, John E. "A genetic marker of risk in HIV-infected individuals with a history of hazardous drinking." AIDS Care, vol. 29, no. 9, 2017, pp. 1186-1191.|
|Stack N, Barker D, Carskadon M, Diniz Behn C. "A Model-Based Approach to Optimizing Ultradian Forced Desynchrony Protocols for Human Circadian Research." Journal of biological rhythms, vol. 32, no. 5, 2017, pp. 485-498.|
|Shochat T, Barker DH, Sharkey KM, Van Reen E, Roane BM, Carskadon MA. "An approach to understanding sleep and depressed mood in adolescents: person-centred sleep classification." Journal of Sleep Research, vol. 26, no. 6, 2017, pp. 709-717.|
|Kemp, Kathleen, Thamotharan, Sneha, Poindexter, Brittney, Barker, David, Tolou-Shams, Marina, Houck, Christopher D. "Emotion Regulation as a Predictor of Juvenile Arrest." Criminal Justice and Behavior, vol. 44, no. 7, 2017, pp. 912-926.|
|Hadley W, Barker D, Thamotharan S, Houck CD. "Relationship Between Unsupervised Time and Participation in an Emotion Regulation Intervention and Risk Outcomes." Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, vol. 38, no. 9, 2017, pp. 714-722.|
|Miller, Mary Beth, Van Reen, Eliza, Barker, David H., Roane, Brandy M., Borsari, Brian, McGeary, John E., Seifer, Ronald, Carskadon, Mary A. "The impact of sleep and psychiatric symptoms on alcohol consequences among young adults." Addictive Behaviors, vol. 66, 2017, pp. 138-144.|
|Herz, Rachel S, Van Reen, Eliza, Barker, David H, Hilditch, Cassie J, Bartz, Ashten L, Carskadon, Mary A. "The influence of circadian timing on odor detection." Chemical Senses, vol. 43, no. 1, 2017, pp. 45-51.|
|Houck CD, Hadley W, Barker D, Brown LK, Hancock E, Almy B. "An Emotion Regulation Intervention to Reduce Risk Behaviors Among at-Risk Early Adolescents." Prevention Science, vol. 17, no. 1, 2016, pp. 71-82.|
|Van Reen E, Roane BM, Barker DH, McGeary JE, Borsari B, Carskadon MA. "Current Alcohol Use is Associated with Sleep Patterns in First-Year College Students." SLEEP, vol. 39, no. 6, 2016, pp. 1321-1326.|
|Barker, D. H., Quittner, A. L. "Parental Depression and Pancreatic Enzymes Adherence in Children With Cystic Fibrosis." Pediatrics, vol. 137, no. 2, 2016, pp. 1-9.|
|Enimil A, Nugent N, Amoah C, Norman B, Antwi S, Ocran J, Kwara A, Barker DH. "Quality of life among Ghanaian adolescents living with perinatally acquired HIV: a mixed methods study." AIDS Care, vol. 28, no. 4, 2016, pp. 460-464.|
|Quittner AL, Cejas I, Wang NY, Niparko JK, Barker DH. "Symbolic Play and Novel Noun Learning in Deaf and Hearing Children: Longitudinal Effects of Access to Sound on Early Precursors of Language." PLoS ONE, vol. 11, no. 5, 2016, pp. e0155964.|
|Houck CD, Barker DH, Hadley W, Brown LK, Lansing A, Almy B, Hancock E. "The 1-year impact of an emotion regulation intervention on early adolescent health risk behaviors." Health Psychology, vol. 35, no. 9, 2016, pp. 1036-45.|
|Hadley, Wendy, Houck, Christopher D., Barker, David, Senocak, Natali. "Relationships of parental monitoring and emotion regulation with early adolescents' sexual behaviors." Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, vol. 36, no. 5, 2015, pp. 381-388.|
|Hadley, Wendy, Barker, David H., Brown, Larry K., Almy, Brandon, Donenberg, Geri, DiClemente, Ralph J. "The moderating role of parental psychopathology on response to a family-based HIV prevention intervention among youth in psychiatric treatment." Journal of Family Studies, vol. 21, no. 2, 2015, pp. 178-194.|
|Crowley, Stephanie J., Van Reen, Eliza, LeBourgeois, Monique K., Acebo, Christine, Tarokh, Leila, Seifer, Ronald, Barker, David H., Carskadon, Mary A. "A longitudinal assessment of sleep timing, circadian phase, and phase angle of entrainment across human adolescence." PLoS ONE, vol. 9, no. 11, 2014, pp. e112199.|
|Hadley, Wendy, Barker, David H., Lescano, Celia M., Stewart, Angela J., Affleck, Katelyn, Donenberg, Geri, DiClemente, Ralph, Brown, Larry K., Project Style Study Group, None. "Associations Between Psychiatric Impairment and Sexual Risk Behavior Among Teens in Mental Health Treatment." Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services, vol. 13, no. 2, 2014, pp. 198-213.|
|Cejas I, Barker DH, Quittner AL, Niparko JK. "Development of joint engagement in young deaf and hearing children: effects of chronological age and language skills." Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR, vol. 57, no. 5, 2014, pp. 1831-41.|
|Barker DH, Rancourt D, Jelalian E. "Flexible models of change: using structural equations to match statistical and theoretical models of multiple change processes." J. Pediatr. Psychol., vol. 39, no. 2, 2014, pp. 233-45.|
|Rancourt D, Barker DH, Sato AF, Lloyd-Richardson EE, Hart CN, Jelalian E. "Longitudinal associations among change in overweight status, fear of negative evaluation, and weight-related teasing among obese adolescents." J. Pediatr. Psychol., vol. 39, no. 7, 2014, pp. 697-707.|
|Quittner AL, Goldbeck L, Abbott J, Duff A, Lambrecht P, Solé A, Tibosch MM, Bergsten Brucefors A, Yüksel H, Catastini P, Blackwell L, Barker D. "Prevalence of depression and anxiety in patients with cystic fibrosis and parent caregivers: results of The International Depression Epidemiological Study across nine countries." Thorax, vol. 69, no. 12, 2014, pp. 1090-7.|
|Brown LK, Hadley W, Donenberg GR, DiClemente RJ, Lescano C, Lang DM, Crosby R, Barker D, Oster D. "Project STYLE: a multisite RCT for HIV prevention among youths in mental health treatment." PS, vol. 65, no. 3, 2014, pp. 338-44.|
|Houck CD, Barker D, Rizzo C, Hancock E, Norton A, Brown LK. "Sexting and Sexual Behavior in At-Risk Adolescents." PEDIATRICS, vol. 133, no. 2, 2014, pp. e276-82.|
|Hadley, W., McCullough, M. B., Rancourt, D., Barker, D., Jelalian, E. "Shaking up the system: the role of change in maternal-adolescent communication quality and adolescent weight loss." Journal of Pediatric Psychology, vol. 40, no. 1, 2014, pp. 121-131.|
|Orzech KM, Acebo C, Seifer R, Barker D, Carskadon MA. "Sleep patterns are associated with common illness in adolescents." Journal of Sleep Research, vol. 23, no. 2, 2014, pp. 133-42.|
|Quittner AL, Cruz I, Barker DH, Tobey E, Eisenberg LS, Niparko JK, Childhood Development after Cochlear Implantation Investigative Team. "Effects of maternal sensitivity and cognitive and linguistic stimulation on cochlear implant users' language development over four years." The Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 162, no. 2, 2013, pp. 343-8.e3.|
|Hadley W, Houck CD, Barker DH, Garcia AM, Spitalnick JS, Curtis V, Roye S, Brown LK. "Eliciting Affect via Immersive Virtual Reality: A Tool for Adolescent Risk Reduction." Journal of Pediatric Psychology, vol. 39, no. 3, 2013, pp. 358-368.|
|Van Reen E, Sharkey KM, Roane BM, Barker D, Seifer R, Raffray T, Bond TL, Carskadon MA. "Sex of college students moderates associations among bedtime, time in bed, and circadian phase angle." Journal of biological rhythms, vol. 28, no. 6, 2013, pp. 425-31.|
|Barker DH, Swenson RR, Brown LK, Stanton BF, Vanable PA, Carey MP, Valois RF, Diclemente RJ, Salazar LF, Romer D. "Blocking the benefit of group-based HIV-prevention efforts during adolescence: the problem of HIV-related stigma." AIDS and Behavior, vol. 16, no. 3, 2012, pp. 571-7.|
|Swenson, Rebecca R., Houck, Christopher D., Barker, David, Zeanah, Paula D., Brown, Larry K. "Prospective analysis of the transition to sexual experience and changes in sexual self-esteem among adolescents attending therapeutic schools." Journal of Adolescence, vol. 35, no. 1, 2012, pp. 77-85.|
|Barker DH, Driscoll KA, Modi AC, Light MJ, Quittner AL. "Supporting cystic fibrosis disease management during adolescence: the role of family and friends." Child: care, health and development, vol. 38, no. 4, 2012, pp. 497-504.|
|Brown, Larry K., Nugent, Nicole R., Houck, Christopher D., Lescano, Celia M., Whiteley, Laura B., Barker, David, Viau, Lisa, Zlotnick, Caron. "Safe Thinking and Affect Regulation (STAR): Human Immunodeficiency Virus Prevention in Alternative/Therapeutic Schools." Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, vol. 50, no. 10, 2011, pp. 1065-1074.|
|Quittner AL, Barker DH, Cruz I, Snell C, Grimley ME, Botteri M, the CDaCI Investigative Team. "Parenting Stress among Parents of Deaf and Hearing Children: Associations with Language Delays and Behavior Problems." Parenting, vol. 10, no. 2, 2010, pp. 136-155.|
|Driscoll KA, Johnson SB, Barker D, Quittner AL, Deeb LC, Geller DE, Gondor M, Silverstein JH. "Risk factors associated with depressive symptoms in caregivers of children with type 1 diabetes or cystic fibrosis." J. Pediatr. Psychol., vol. 35, no. 8, 2010, pp. 814-22.|
|Adler FR, Aurora P, Barker DH, Barr ML, Blackwell LS, Bosma OH, Brown S, Cox DR, Jensen JL, Kurland G, Nossent GD, Quittner AL, Robinson WM, Romero SL, Spencer H, Sweet SC, van der Bij W, Vermeulen J, Verschuuren EA, Vrijlandt EJ, Walsh W, Woo MS, Liou TG. "Lung transplantation for cystic fibrosis." Proc Am Thorac Soc, vol. 6, no. 8, 2009, pp. 619-33.|
|Barker DH, Quittner AL, Fink NE, Eisenberg LS, Tobey EA, Niparko JK, CDaCI Investigative Team. "Predicting behavior problems in deaf and hearing children: the influences of language, attention, and parent-child communication." Dev Psychopathol, vol. 21, no. 2, 2009, pp. 373-92.|
|Barker, David H., Lloyd, Thad Q., Stewart, Peter K., Wells, M. Gawain. "Psychometric Validation of the Preschool Outcome Questionnaire: A Preschool Treatment Outcome Instrument." Journal of Child and Family Studies, vol. 19, no. 4, 2009, pp. 504-515.|
|Johnson KC, DesJardin JL, Barker DH, Quittner AL, Winter ME. "Assessing joint attention and symbolic play in children with cochlear implants and multiple disabilities: two case studies." Otology & Neurotology, vol. 29, no. 2, 2008, pp. 246-50.|
|Quittner AL, Barker DH, Snell C, Grimley ME, Marciel K, Cruz I. "Prevalence and impact of depression in cystic fibrosis." Current opinion in pulmonary medicine, vol. 14, no. 6, 2008, pp. 582-8.|
|Quittner, Alexandra L., Barker, David H., Snell, Carolyn, Cruz, Ivette, McDonald, Lynda-Grace, Grimley, Mary E., Botteri, Melissa, Marciel, Kristen, Investigative Team, Cdaci. "Improvements in visual attention in deaf infants and toddlers after cochlear implantation." Audiol Med, vol. 5, no. 4, 2007, pp. 242-249.|
ONGOING RESEARCH SUPPORT:
R01 HD080780 (Rizzo) 04/15/15-03/31/20
NICHD Annual direct cost $546,110
Dating Violence Prevention for Juvenile Justice Girls
The goal of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of a promising, skills-based intervention (Date SMART) in reducing dating violence, delinquency and sexual risk outcomes for a broad range of courtinvolved, non-incarcerated girls.
R01 MH117960 (Brown) 08/01/18-07/31/23
NIMH $495,688 this is first year direct
A Multisite Randomized Trial of BattleViro: A Mobile Gaming App to Improve ART Adherence for Youth. The major goal of this grant is to test the efficacy of an iPhone game to improve antiretroviral treatment adherence for youth living with HIV
U01 HL138677 (McQuaid/Koinis-Mitchell) 8/15/17-6/30/23
NHLBI Annual direct cost $550,728
Rhode Island Asthma Integrated Response Program (RI-AIR)
The goal of this U01 cooperative agreement application is to establish a coordinated screening and response system, which will enable the delivery of home and school-based asthma management interventions to address pediatric asthma disparities.
HRSA-18-122 (Berger) 09/30/18-09/29/23
Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program:
This project is focused on providing an on-call psychiatric consultation service for pediatricians to discuss psychiatric needs of the patients.
R01 HD097126 (Houck) 07/01/19-06/30/24
NICHD Total cost $4,239,088
Project Strong: A web-based dating violence prevention program for parents and middle school boys. The major goal of this grant is to test the efficacy of a web-based dating violence prevention program for young adolescent boys and their parents.
RF1 MH120830 (Liu) 08/01/19-06/30/23
NIMH Total cost $2,211,126
Temporal dynamics of stress, sleep, and arousal in short-term risk for adolescent suicidal behavior. The major goal of this grant is to understand the relationships among sleep, daily stress and emotional arousal in predicting adolescent suicidal behavior.
|2010||PhD||University of Miami|
|2006||MS||University of Miami|
|2003||BS||Brigham Young University|
|Clinical Psychology Fellowship||Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium, Rhode Island Hospital, clinical pediatric psychology||2010-2012||Providence, RI, USA|
|Clinical Psychology Resident||2009-2010|
NIH Loan Repayment Award Program (2010-2017)
|Brown, Larry||Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior|
|Carskadon, Mary||Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior|
|Hadley, Wendy||Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)|
|Houck, Christopher||Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research), Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Research)|
|Clinical Psychology||State of Rhode Island||2012-2020||#PS01286|
|Assistant Professor (Research). 2012-2020|
|Staff Psychologist, Dept. of Child and Family Psychiatry. Rhode Island Hospital, 2012-2020|
Short Course Instructor, 2016-2017, Society of Pediatric Psychology. Participated in the design and delivery of data-science based short courses made available during the annual conference.
Adjunct Professor, 2013 (Fall), Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut. Taught graduate level statistics course
Guest Lecturer, 2012, Decision Sciences Institute, Providence, Rhode Island. Presented on using the statistical software Mplus to run item response theory measurement models.
Graduate Mentor, 2005 - 2008, University of Miami, Miami, Florida. Mentored one student per summer who was participating in Psychology Research Initiatives Mentored Experience (PRIME). The PRIME program is designed to prepare minority students for graduate studies.
Graduate Instructor, 2007 (Summer), University of Miami, Miami, Florida. Invited to present a 2-hour short course on growth curve modeling.
Graduate Instructor, 2007 (Spring), University of Miami, Miami, Florida. Taught Introduction to Biobehavioral Statistics (4 credit hours) to a class of 32 undergraduate students.
Graduate Instructor, 2003 - 2004, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. Taught two labs of thirty students about Psychological Testing (4 credit hours).