Ava J. Reck
College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Ph.D. Student and Research Assistant
|Degree||Field of Study||Institution||Graduation|
|Bachelor of Science||Psychology; Human Services||Appalachian State University||2018|
|Master of Science||Human Development and Family Science||The University of Georgia||2021|
My research is centered around family stress and adversity during the adolescent period and into emerging adulthood. More specifically, I study psychosocial adjustment, and the ways in which maltreatment, family stress, and parenting impacts internalizing symptoms in youth.
HDFS 3700, Adolescent Development, Fall, 2021.
HDFS 3700, Family Stress and Adolescence, September, 2020.
HDFS 3700, Social Identity, October, 2020.
HDFS 3700, Adolescent Mental Health, November, 2020.
HDFS 4330, Social Identity and Social Justice, January, 2021.
|Award Name||Awarded By||Year Awarded|
|Georgia Research Education Award and Traineeship||The University of Georgia||Fall 2019-Present|
|FACS Funds for Excellence Scholarship||FACS, The University of Georgia||Summer 2020, 2021|
2020- 2021: Graduate Student Organization Human Development and Family Science Interview Coordinator
2020-2021: Student Liaison for the Human Development and Family Science Graduate Committee at the University of Georgia
Dr. Steven Kogan, Co-Major Professor
Dr. Assaf Oshri, Co-Major Professor
Dr. Kelsea Koss, Committee Member
Reck, A., Huffman, L., Kogan, S., Oshri, A. (Under Review). (2022, May 2-4). Neurobiological effect of racism on neural processing of emotions among Black American Adolescents, [Flash Talk]. Society for Research in Child Development Special Topics Meeting 2022, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.
Reck, A., Kogan, S., Oshri, A., Seaton, E. (Under Review). (2022, March 3-5). Trajectories of Depressive Symptoms in Rural Black Youth: A 5-year longitudinal examination of covariates and outcomes, [Paper Presentation]. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting 2022, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Reck, A., & Kogan, S.M. (2021, April 7-9). Internalizing problems among African American Adolescents and emerging adults: Family stress and rural African American adolescents’ depressive symptoms, [Paper Symposium Session]. Society for Research in Child Development 2021 Virtual Biennial Meeting.
Kogan, S.M., & Reck, A. (2021, April 7-9). Internalizing problems among African American Adolescents and emerging adults: Racial discrimination and suicidal ideation among rural Black emerging adult men, [Paper Symposium Session]. Society for Research in Child Development 2021 Virtual Biennial Meeting.
Kogan, S. M., Reck, A., Zuercher, H., Curtis, M., and Hanley, D. (2020, November 10). Prosocial ties moderate the influence of becoming a father on substance abuse among rural African American emerging adult men. [Individual Paper Conference Session]. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference
Zuercher, H., Reck A., Kogan, S.M. (2020, October 24-28). Blood pressure and employment in young, African American men in rural Georgia. [Individual Paper Conference Session]. 2020 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting.
Reck, A., & Kogan, S.M. (2020, May 26-29). When “risky” family factors promote attendance in family centered prevention: Participation rates and engagement procedures in a trial of the Strong African American Families Program. [Individual Paper Conference Session]. 2020 Society for Prevention Research, www.preventionresearch.org/2020-annual-meeting.
Reck, A., & Broman-Fulks, J. (2018, Nov 15-18). “The Effects of Relevant Treatment Information on Preferences for Depression-Related Interventions”. [Poster Presentation], National Association of Applied Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention https://www.abct.org/conv2018/
Reck, A., & Broman-Fulks, J. (2018, Nov 15-18). “Client Preferences for Depression-Related Interventions”. [Poster Presentation], National Association of Applied Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention https://www.abct.org/conv2018/
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative Certification, Fall 2019-Present
MRI Safety & Scanning Human Subjects Training, UGA Bio-Imaging Research Center, Fall 2021-Present
I am currently working as a research assistant for the African American Men's Project at the Center for Family Research. In this role, I aid in the collection and documentation of data. I manage and clean data sets, create and manage codebooks and conduct analyses. I also work at the Youth Development Institute directed by Dr. Assaf Oshri, conducting empirical research related to risk and resilience among youth.
Reck, A. J., & Kogan, S. M. (2021). Family stress and rural African-American adolescents' depressive symptoms. Journal of Adolescent Health.
Reck, A. J., Tracy, Q., Kogan, S. M. (2021). Predicting dosage in a family-centered preventive intervention for African American youth. Journal of Primary Prevention.
Reck, A., Kogan, S., Oshri, A., Seaton, E. (In Preparation). Trajectories of Depressive Symptoms in Rural Black Youth: A 5-year longitudinal examination of covariates and outcomes.
Kogan, S., Reck, A., Oshri, A. Curtis, M. (Under Review). Childhood Adversity, Racial Discrimination, and Suicidal Ideation among Emerging Adult Black Men: A Prospective Analysis. Annals of Behavioral Medicine.
Kogan, s., Reck, A., Curtis, M., Kwon, E., Compton, C., Zuercher, H. (Under Review). The health costs of overcoming adversity: Risk for Metabolic Syndrome among rural Black men. Frontiers.
Curtis, M., Collins, C., Augustine, D., Kwon, E., Reck, A., Zuercher, H., Kogan, S. (Under Review). The Transition to Fatherhood, Contextual Stress, and Substance Abuse: A Prospective Analysis of Rural, Emerging Adult Black American Men. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse.