Amanda Norona-Zhou, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Director, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address675 18th Street, #2142-18
San Francisco CA 94107
Phone408-482-1158
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    University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, COPost-doctoral Fellowship11/2019Developmental Psychobiology
    Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CODoctoral Internship06/2018Child Health Psychology
    University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CAPh.D.06/2018Clinical Psychology
    University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CAB.A.06/2010Psychology

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    Dr. Noroña-Zhou is the Assistant Director of the Intergenerational Developmental Health Programs (IDHP) and the Division of Developmental Medicine, a research scientist in the UCSF Center for Health and Community, and a licensed Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Noroña-Zhou conducts research on prenatal and intergenerational influences on child and family wellbeing and the role that malleable, policy-relevant social factors can play in both preventing family stress exposures as well as supporting families already exposed to stress. In her role as Assistant Director of IDHP, she is working to develop clearer pathways for social scientists to translate and disseminate their findings into programs and policies that improve the lives of families in our communities. She also serves as a prenatal stress science consultant for several NIH- and philanthropy-funded prospective, longitudinal research projects, including the Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) PATHWAYS study, the SEED prenatal programming study, and the TIDES multi-site prenatal programming study. As a second-generational Filipino American, Dr. Noroña-Zhou also works to advance the adoption of anti-racist, decolonized frameworks and methods in the scientific process.

    Dr. Noroña-Zhou completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at UCLA, where her research examined the development of emotion regulation in childhood, a risk factor for various mental health difficulties across the lifespan; her clinical training focused on child and family mental health. She completed her capstone clinical internship in child health psychology from Children’s Hospital Colorado, where she received specialty training in providing integrated developmental, behavioral, and mental health services in pediatric primary care. She then completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in developmental psychopathology and prenatal programming at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Across these experiences, Dr. Noroña-Zhou gained expertise in maternal-child mental health, integrated behavioral healthcare, psychobiological indices of stress, and family-based treatments for childhood anxiety, trauma, disruptive behaviors, and depression.

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    1. The role of prenatal violence exposure in the development of disparities in children's adiposity from birth to middle childhood. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2023 08; 31(8):2119-2128. Rudd KL, Zhao Q, Lisha NE, Graff JC, Norona-Zhou A, Roubinov DS, Barrett ES, Juarez P, Carroll KN, Karr CJ, Sathyanarayana S, Mason WA, LeWinn KZ, Bush NR. PMID: 37394870; PMCID: PMC10523867.
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    2. A Multi-Cohort Examination of the Independent Contributions of Maternal Childhood Adversity and Pregnancy Stressors to the Prediction of Children's Anxiety and Depression. Res Child Adolesc Psychopathol. 2023 04; 51(4):497-512. Noroña-Zhou A, Coccia M, Sullivan A, O'Connor TG, Collett BR, Derefinko K, Renner LM, Loftus CT, Roubinov D, Carroll KN, Nguyen RHN, Karr CJ, Sathyanarayana S, Barrett ES, Mason WA, LeWinn KZ, Bush NR. PMID: 36462137; PMCID: PMC10017630.
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    3. Cohort profile: the ECHO prenatal and early childhood pathways to health consortium (ECHO-PATHWAYS). BMJ Open. 2022 10 21; 12(10):e064288. LeWinn KZ, Karr CJ, Hazlehurst M, Carroll K, Loftus C, Nguyen R, Barrett E, Swan SH, Szpiro AA, Paquette A, Moore P, Spalt E, Younglove L, Sullivan A, Colburn T, Byington N, Sims Taylor L, Moe S, Wang S, Cordeiro A, Mattias A, Powell J, Johnson T, Norona-Zhou A, Mason A, Bush NR, Sathyanarayana S. PMID: 36270755; PMCID: PMC9594508.
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    4. Experiences of Discrimination and Depression Trajectories over Pregnancy. Womens Health Issues. 2022 Mar-Apr; 32(2):147-155. Noroña-Zhou A, Aran Ö, Garcia SE, Haraden D, Perzow SED, Demers CH, Hennessey EP, Melgar Donis S, Kurtz M, Hankin BL, Davis EP. PMID: 34774402; PMCID: PMC9701536.
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    5. Neural Circuit and Cognitive Development. John Rubenstein & Pasko Rakic (Eds.). The Effects of Stress on Early Brain and Behavioral Development. 2020. Noroña-Zhou, A., Doom, J. R., Davis, E. P., & Gunnar, M. R. View Publication.
    6. Unpredictable maternal behavior is associated with a blunted infant cortisol response. Dev Psychobiol. 2020 09; 62(6):882-888. Noroña-Zhou AN, Morgan A, Glynn LM, Sandman CA, Baram TZ, Stern HS, Davis EP. PMID: 32115696; PMCID: PMC7822564.
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    7. Childhood maltreatment affects adolescent sensitivity to parenting and close friendships in predicting growth in externalizing behavior. Dev Psychopathol. 2019 10; 31(4):1237-1253. Tung I, Noroña AN, Lee SS. PMID: 30249308.
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    8. Patterns of Sensitivity to Parenting and Peer Environments: Early Temperament and Adolescent Externalizing Behavior. J Res Adolesc. 2019 03; 29(1):225-239. Tung I, Noroña AN, Morgan JE, Caplan B, Lee SS, Baker BL. PMID: 29537722; PMCID: PMC6138596.
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    9. Temperamental sensitivity to early maltreatment and later family cohesion for externalizing behaviors in youth adopted from foster care. Child Abuse Negl. 2018 02; 76:149-159. Tung I, Noroña AN, Lee SS, Langley AK, Waterman JM. PMID: 29102869.
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    10. Prenatal programming of postnatal plasticity for externalizing behavior: Testing an integrated developmental model of genetic and temperamental sensitivity to the environment. Dev Psychobiol. 2017 12; 59(8):984-996. Tung I, Morgan JE, Noroña AN, Lee SS. PMID: 28833035; PMCID: PMC5690814.
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    11. COMT and DAT1 polymorphisms moderate the indirect effect of parenting behavior on youth ADHD symptoms through neurocognitive functioning. Child Neuropsychol. 2018 08; 24(6):823-843. Morgan JE, Caplan B, Tung I, Noroña AN, Baker BL, Lee SS. PMID: 28675949; PMCID: PMC6179434.
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    12. Developmental Patterns of Child Emotion Dysregulation as Predicted by Serotonin Transporter Genotype and Parenting. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2018; 47(sup1):S354-S368. Noroña AN, Tung I, Lee SS, Blacher J, Crnic KA, Baker BL. PMID: 28617048; PMCID: PMC6324841.
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    13. Developmental delay and emotion dysregulation: Predicting parent-child conflict across early to middle childhood. J Fam Psychol. 2017 Apr; 31(3):327-335. Marquis WA, Noroña AN, Baker BL. PMID: 28054804; PMCID: PMC5378638.
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    14. The effects of early positive parenting and developmental delay status on child emotion dysregulation. J Intellect Disabil Res. 2017 02; 61(2):130-143. Norona AN, Baker BL. PMID: 27103321.
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    15. The transactional relationship between parenting and emotion regulation in children with or without developmental delays. Res Dev Disabil. 2014 Dec; 35(12):3209-16. Norona AN, Baker BL. PMID: 25178703.
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    16. Electrophysiological evidence of heterogeneity in visual statistical learning in young children with ASD. Dev Sci. 2015 Jan; 18(1):90-105. Jeste SS, Kirkham N, Senturk D, Hasenstab K, Sugar C, Kupelian C, Baker E, Sanders AJ, Shimizu C, Norona A, Paparella T, Freeman SF, Johnson SP. PMID: 24824992; PMCID: PMC4231013.
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    17. Atypical face processing in children with tuberous sclerosis complex. J Child Neurol. 2013 Dec; 28(12):1569-76. Jeste SS, Hirsch S, Vogel-Farley V, Norona A, Navalta MC, Gregas MC, Prabhu SP, Sahin M, Nelson CA. PMID: 23143725; PMCID: PMC4422391.
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