Lia Ahonen, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
3811 O'Hara St.
Education & Training
Social Work/Psychology, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Orebro University
Criminology, University of Pittsburgh
Juvenile delinquency, development & persistence; Serious violent offending; Mental disorders & violence (e.g. gun violence)Selected Research Publications & Products
- Ahonen L, Fitzgerald D, Klingensmith K & Farrington DP. (2020). Criminal career duration: Predictability from self-reports and official records.. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health. Accepted for publication, May 2020. DOI: 10.1002/cbm.2152
- Loeber R. Clark DB, Ahonen L, FitzGerald D, Trucco EM. & Zucker RA. (2018). A brief validated screen to identify boys and girls at risk for early marijuana use. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 32, 23-29.
- Jennings WG, Loeber R, Ahonen L, Piquero AR & Farrington DP. (2018). An examination of developmental patterns of chronic offending from self-report records and official data: Evidence from the Pittsburgh Girls Study (PGS). Journal of Criminal Justice, 55, 71-79.
- Ahonen L, Loeber R & Brent D. (2017). The association between serious mental health problems and violence: Some common assumptions and misconceptions. Published online August 23. Trauma, Violence, and Abuse. doi.org/10.1177/1524838017726423.
Addiction and psychological trauma
Motivational interviewing; Behavioral medicine
COVID-19 in Our Community: Lia Ahonen, PhD, Expands Her Work in an Underserved Area by Organizing a Food Drive for Children and Families
As schools and businesses close temporarily to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, many communities are suffering from the impact of lost jobs and services. Some areas face urgent needs around the suspension of in-school breakfast and lunch programs, which many children depend on for nutritious meals. While some districts have successfully implemented meal-to-go distributions, the children of Clairton, PA, currently...