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Research interests

Dr. Brian Allen conducts research on various topics related to the development and clinical care of maltreated children.

His current research focuses specifically on ways to improve development for adopted children, and he is the principal investigator of the Pennsylvania Adoptees Longitudinal Study (PALS).

His research has been funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/National Institutes of Health, Children's Miracle Network and other public and private agencies.

He has published numerous scientific papers and book chapters and serves on the editorial board of multiple scientific journals.

Clinical interests

Dr. Brian Allen is a clinical psychologist who serves as the director of mental health services at Penn State Children’s Hospital’s Center for the Protection of Children.

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  • Research Output

    • 529 Citations
    • 12 h-Index
    • 27 Article
    • 3 Review article
    • 1 Conference contribution

    Attachment disorders diagnosed by community practitioners: a replication and extension

    Allen, B. & Schuengel, C., Feb 1 2020, In : Child and Adolescent Mental Health. 25, 1, p. 4-10 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Assessing disorganized attachment representations: A systematic psychometric review and meta-analysis of the manchester child attachment story task

    Allen, B., Bendixsen, B., Fenerci, R. B. & Green, J., Jan 24 2018, In : Attachment and Human Development. 20, 6, p. 553-577 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations

    From mother to child: Maternal betrayal trauma and risk for maltreatment and psychopathology in the next generation

    Babcock Fenerci, R. L. & Allen, B., Aug 2018, In : Child Abuse and Neglect. 82, p. 1-11 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations
  • 4 Scopus citations
  • 3 Scopus citations