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Andrew Fuligni, PhD

Andrew J. Fuligni is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the Department of Psychology at UCLA. He also is a Senior Scientist in the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, where he directs the Adolescent Development Lab at UCLA. Dr. Fuligni studies the interaction between sociocultural experiences and biobehavioral development during adolescence. He focuses on topics such as family relationships, sleep, daily stress, prosocial behavior, stress biology, immune functioning, and brain development among youth from Asian, Latin American, and European American backgrounds. Receiving his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at the University of Michigan, he was a recipient of the American Psychological Association’s Boyd McCandless Award for Early Career Contribution to Developmental Psychology, a William T. Grant Faculty Scholars Award, a FIRST award from NICHD, and he is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the American Psychological Association. Dr. Fuligni currently is a member of the Governing Council of the Society for Research in Child Development and was previously an Associate Editor of Child Development and a member of the Executive Council for the Society for Research on Adolescence.