Research Associates

Christie L. Petrenko

Research Associate, Mt. Hope Family Center

(585) 295-2991

Research Overview

Broadly, Dr. Petrenko’s research focuses on the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on child development.  She is currently developing a preventive intervention with the aim of reducing adverse outcomes (e.g., mental health problems, substance use, delinquency) in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). Related research interests include developmental psychopathology, risk and protective factors, maltreatment, out-of-home care, and neuropsychology.