Mona El-Sheikh, Ph.D.


Mona El-Sheikh, Ph.D.

Leonard Peterson & Co., Inc. Professor
Ph.D., West Virginia University, 1989
(334) 844-3294 | 260 Spidle Hall
elshemm@auburn.edu

Research Projects:

El-Sheikh, M., Buckhalt, J. A., Erath, S. A., & Keiley, M.
Family aggression and trajectories of adolescent adaptation: Bioregulatory effects.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Grant No. R01-HD046795-06; 8/1/2012-5/31/2017.
The purpose of this project is to investigate relations between family aggression and developmental trajectories of children’s and adolescents’ antisocial and risky behavior, depressed mood, cognitive functioning and sleep regulation. We examine multi-system bioregulatory processes (e.g., autonomic nervous system activity) as intervening variables and moderators of the aforementioned associations. Another focus is the assessment of socio-ecological contexts including socio-economic adversity and peer affiliations that may operate as intervening variables and moderators of the associations between family aggression and adolescent maladaptation.

Vaughn, B., & El-Sheikh, M.
Sleep and Adaptation for Preschool Children.
National Science Foundation, Grant No. 1251322; 2013-2016.
The major study objective is to examine preschoolers’ sleep (duration, quality, schedule) in relation to their social, emotional and cognitive functioning cross-sectionally and longitudinally. Within the aforementioned domains, a wide range of child adaptation is assessed.