Recent Publications

Note: Trainee names are underlined. Also, * denotes that the contributions from authors were equal.

  1. Madigan, S., Browne, D., Racine, N., Mori, C., & Tough, S. (2019). Screen Time and Poor Early Child Development: Investigating Direction of Effects. JAMA Pediatrics.

  2. Strasburger, V., Zimmerman, H., Temple, J.R., & Madigan, S. (2019). Teenagers, Sexting, and the Law. Pediatrics.

  3. Jambon, M., Madigan, S., Plamondon, A., Jenkins, J. (2019).  Developmental trajectories of physical aggression and prosocial behavior in early childhood: Family antecedents and psychological correlates. Developmental Psychology.

  4. Racine, N., Plamondon, A, Hentges, R.F., Tough, S., & Madigan, S. (2019). Dynamic and Bidirectional Associations Between Maternal Stress, Anxiety, and Social Support. Journal of Affective Disorders.

  5. McDonald, S., Madigan, S. , Racine, N., Benzies, K., Tomfohr-Madsen, L., Tough, S. (2019). Maternal Adverse Childhood Experiences, Mental Health, and Child Behaviour at Age 3: The All Our Families Community Cohort study. Preventive Medicine, 118, 286-294.

  6. Alink, L., Cyr, C., & Madigan, S. (2019). The effect of maltreatment experiences on maltreating and dysfunctional parenting: In search of mechanisms. Introduction to the special section. Development & Psychopathology, 31, 1-7.

  7. Madigan, S., Cyr, C., Eirich, R., Fearon, R.M.P., Ly, A., Rash, C., Poole, J., & Alink, L. (2019). Testing the Cycle of Maltreatment Hypothesis: Meta-Analytic Evidence of the Intergenerational Transmission of Child Maltreatment. Development & Psychopathology, 31, 23-51.

  8. Azzopardi, C., Eirich, R.Rash, C., MacDonald, S., Madigan, S. (2018). A meta-analysis of the prevalence of child sexual abuse disclosure in forensic settings. Child Abuse and Neglect.

  9. Madigan, S., Van Ouystel, J., & Temple, J. (2018). Nonconsensual Sexting and the Role of Sex Differences—Reply. JAMA Pediatrics.172,890–891. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.1951

  10. Smith, T., Raman, S., Madigan, S., Waldman, J., & Shouldice, M. (2018). Ano-genital findings in 3569 pediatric examinations for sexual abuse/assault. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 31, 79-83.

  11. Akbari, E, Binnoon-Erez, N., Rodrigues, M., Ricci, A.L., Schneider, J., Madigan, S., & Jenkins, J. (2018). Kangaroo mother care and infant biopsychosocial outcomes in the first year: A meta-analysis. Early Human Development, 122, 22-31.

  12. Brumariu, L. E., Madigan, S., Giuseppone, K. R., Movahed Abtahi, M., & Kerns, K. A. (2018). The Security Scale as a measure of attachment: meta-analytic evidence of validity. Attachment & human development, 20(6), 600-625.

  13. Verhage, M. L., Fearon, P., Schuengel., C., van IJzendoorn, M. H., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M., J., Madigan, S., Roisman, G., Oosterman, M., Behrens, K., Wong, M., Mangelsdorf, S., Priddis, L., Brisch, K.H., and the Collaboration on Attachment Transmission Synthesis. (2018) Examining ecological constraints on the intergenerational transmission of attachment via individual participant data meta-analysis. Child Development.

  14. Browne, D., Wade, M., Plamondon, A., Leckie, G., Pearlman, M., Madigan, S., & Jenkins, J. (2018). Child and contextual effects in the emergence of differential maternal sensitivity across siblings. Developmental Psychology.

  15. Plamondon, A., Browne, D., Madigan, S., & Jenkins, J. (2018). Disentangling child-specific and family-wide processes underlying negative mother-child transactions. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 46, 437-447.

  16. Madigan, S., Ly, A., Rash, C., Van Ouystel, J., & Temple, J. (2018). Prevalence of multiple forms of sexting behavior among youth: A systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Pediatrics.

  17. Madigan, S., Villani, V., Azzopardi, C., Laut, D., Smith, T., Temple, J., Browne, D., Dimitropoulos, G. (2018). The prevalence of unwanted online sexual exposure and solicitation amongst youth: A meta-analysis. Journal of Adolescent Health.

  18. McDonald, S., Madigan, S., Racine, N., Benzies, K., Tomfohr-Madsen, L., Tough, S. (2018). Maternal Adverse Childhood Experiences, Mental Health, and Child Behaviour at Age 3: The All Our Families Community Cohort study. Preventive Medicine.

  19. Thomas, J., Magel, C., Tomfohr-Madsen, L., Madigan, S., Letourneau, N., Campbell, T., Giesbrecht, G. (2018). Adverse childhood experiences and HPA axis function in pregnant women: Investigating a biological pathway for the intergenerational transmission of stress. Hormones and Behavior, 102, 10-22.

  20. Racine, N., Madigan, S., Plamondon, A, McDonald, S., Tough, S. (2018). Maternal adverse childhood experiences and infant development. Pediatrics, e20172495.

  21. Racine, N., Madigan, S., Plamondon, A, Hetherington, E., McDonald, S., Tough, S. (2018). Maternal adverse childhood experiences and antepartum risks: the moderating role of social support. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 1-8.

  22. Racine, N., Madigan, S.*, Plamondon, A*., McDonald, S., Tough, S. (2018). Differential associations of maternal adverse childhood experiences on maternal health. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 54(3) 368-375.

  23. Madigan, S., Oatley, H., Racine, N., Fearon, R. P., Schumacher, L., Akbari, E., ... & Tarabulsy, G. M. (2018). A Meta-Analysis of Maternal Prenatal Depression and Anxiety on Child Socio-Emotional Development. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

  24. Racine, N., Madigan, S., Plamondon, A, Hetherington, E., McDonald, S., Tough, S. (2018). Maternal Psychosocial Risk Profiles in Pregnancy: Associations with Postpartum Maternal and Child Outcomes. Clinical Psychological Science.

  25. Sedov, I., Cameron, E., Madigan, S., & Tomfohr-Madsen, L. (2018). Sleep quality during pregnancy: A meta-analysis. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 38, 168-176.​

  26. Jambon, M., Madigan, S., Plamondon, A., Daniel, E., Jenkins, J. (2018). The development of empathic concern in siblings: A reciprocal influence model. Child Development.

  27. Korczak, D. J., Madigan, S., Colasanto, M., Szatmari, P., Chen, Y., Maguire, J., ... & Birken, C. S. (2018). The longitudinal association between temperament and physical activity in young children. Preventive medicine, 111, 342-347.

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