Ph.D. Syracuse University, Child and Family Studies, 2016
M.S. Syracuse University, Applied Statistics, 2014
M.S. Syracuse University, Child and Family Studies, 2013
B.A. Sakarya University, Sociology, 2004
• Parenting & Co-parenting
• Couple relationships
• Poverty, Economic Risk, & Neighborhood Risk
• Early Childhood Development
HDFS 8080: Survival Analysis and Latent Class Analysis
2017 Postdoctoral Associations Travel Award
University of Missouri-Columbia
2016 John and Beatrice Whiting Memorial Award
for Outstanding Student in Cross- Cultural Studies
2014-2016 Paternal Factors and Childhood Outcomes: The mediating role of relationship quality and support networks
Administration for Children and Families U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
PI: Jaipaul Roopnarine, PhD, Role: Co-I
Roopnarine, J. L., & Dede Yildirim, E.
(2019). Fathering in Cultural Contexts: Developmental and Clinical Issues. New York, NY: Routledge Press.
Dede Yildirim, E.
& Roopnarine, J. L. (2017). Positive discipline, harsh physical discipline, physical discipline and psychological aggression in five Caribbean countries: Associations with preschoolers' early literacy skills. International Journal of Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijop.12465
Dede Yildirim, E
, & Roopnarine, J. L. (2017). Paternal and maternal engagement across six Caribbean countries and childhood outcomes. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 53, 64-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2017.08.007
Roopnarine, J.L. & Dede Yildirim, E.
(2017). The moderating role of relationship education on depressive symptoms in fathers with young children. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 87(4), 402-413. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ort0000230
Dede Yildirim, E.
& Roopnarine, J. L. (2015). The mediating role of maternal warmth in the associations between harsh parental practices and externalizing and internalizing behaviors in Hispanic American, African American, and European American families. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 21(3), 430-439. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0038210