My research interests broadly pertain to understanding the mediating and moderating factors that influence intervention efficacy with maltreated children. I am currently involved in a clinical trial investigating the efficacy of an interpersonal intervention in decreasing depressive symptoms in disadvantaged adolescent girls with and without histories of maltreatment.
- Alto, M., Berger, E., Harvey, M., Mauriello, J., Kalter, M. & Gurland, S. (2012). How full is your bucket? Testing a socio-emotional learning program. National APA Convention, Orlando, FL, August.
- Gurland, S.T., Bannerman, A., Alto M., & Dahlberg, E. (2011). Autonomy support and perspective-taking. Second World Congress on Positive Psychology, Philadelphia, PA, July.
- Handley, L., Rogosch, F., Toth, S. French, A, Alto, M. & Cicchetti, D. (2014). Exploring the unique effects of maltreatment and maternal substance use disorder on the development of adolescent marijuana dependence. Society for Research on Adolescence, Austin, TX, March.
- Oshri, A., Cicchetti, D., Hunt, E., Alto, M., & Rogosch, F. (2014). Adolescent-Parent self-esteem and relationship quality: Longitudinal paths from child maltreatment and child personality. Society for Research on Adolescence, Austin, TX, March.
Professional Honors and Awards
- 2012: Rosalin Liebermin-Reiss Award, Middlebury College
- 2011: Undergraduate Research Grant Awardee, Middlebury College
- 2010-2012: Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology
- 2008-2012: College Scholar and Dean's List, Middlebury College
- 2012-2014: Research Assistant at University of Rochester, Mt. Hope Family Center, Study of Late Adolescent Resilience (Project SOLAR)
- 2008-2012: Middlebury College, Magna cum Laude, High Honors in Psychology