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Pamela Schuetze-Pizarro

Pamela . Schuetze-Pizarro

Professor
(716) 878-4022
Campus Addess: Classroom Building C305

Pamela Schuetze is a developmental psychologist specializing in the development of at-risk infants and children. She teaches many of the developmental psychology courses as well as Research Methods and Senior Seminar.

For further information, please visit Dr. Schuetze's website.

Recent Students Mentored

Samantha Stanford

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
  • Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence

Dylan Vlaovich

  • Vlaovich, D., Schuetze, P., & Eiden, R. D. (March, 2017).  The Association between Prenatal Substance Exposure and Social Competence during Middle Childhood.  Presented at annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
  • Vlaovich, D., Schuetze, P., & Eiden, R. D. (April, 2017).  The Association between Prenatal Substance Exposure and Social Competence during Middle Childhood.  Presented at biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.
  •  Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship

Susan Danielewicz

  • Schuetze, P., Eiden, R. D., & Danielewicz, S.* (2011). The association between prenatal cocaine exposure and physiological regulation at 13 months of age.  Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
  • Schuetze, P., & Danielewicz, S. D. (March, 2009). The association between prenatal cocaine exposure and physiological regulation at 13 months of age.  Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Pittsburgh, PA. This paper won a Psi Chi Award for Undergraduate Research.

Laura Dombkowksi

  • Schuetze, P., Eiden, R. D., & Dombkowski, L. (2006). The association between cigarette smoking during pregnancy and maternal behavior during the neonatal period.  Infancy, 10, 267-288.
  • Eiden, R. D., Stevens, A., Schuetze, P., & Dombkowski, L. E. (2006). A conceptual model for maternal behavior among poly-drug cocaine using mothers.  Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 20, 1-10.

Desirae Lawton

  • Schuetze, P., Lawton, D., & Eiden, R. D. (2006). Prenatal cocaine exposure and infant sleep at 7 months of age: The influence of the caregiving environment.  Infant Mental Health Journal, 27, 383-404.

Francisco Lopez

  • Lopez, F.* & Schuetze, P. (2006). Relation between cigarette exposure and cortisol levels in 7-month old infants. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, San Francisco, CA.
  • “Cortisol Levels in Infants Exposed to Cigarettes,” National Institute on Child Health and Human Development (Supplement for Underrepresented Minorities to 3 R15 HD39645-01 A2 S1). SUNY College at Buffalo. $19,394 (2003-2006).
  • Winner of 2004-2005 Buffalo State President’s and Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence.

Kelli Houser

  • Houser, K.*, Eiden, R. D., & Schuetze, P. (May, 2004). Maternal Substance Use, Maternal Behavior during Mother-Infant Feeding Interactions, and Possible Mediators of Risk. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society of Infant Studies, Chicago, IL.
  • Houser, K.*, & Schuetze, P. (2003). The association between maternal and child characteristics and child compliance. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa, FL.
  • Awarded Student Research Grant from National Psi Chi Honor Society.

Rachel Sunley

  • Sunley, R., Schuetze, P., & Eiden, R. D.  (March, April 2007). The association between prenatal exposure to cigarettes and infant and maternal negative affect. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

Peer Reviewed Publications

Eiden, R.D., Zhao, J., Casey, M., Shisler, S. & Schuetze, P. (2018).  Pre- and Postnatal Tobacco and Cannabis Exposure and Child Behavior Problems: Bidirectional Associations, Joint Effects, and Sex Differences.  Drug and Alcohol Dependence., 185, 82-92.

Darlow, V.*, Norvilitis, J., & Schuetze, P. (2017).  The Relationship between Helicopter Parenting and Adjustment to College. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26(8), 2291-2298. DOI:  10.1007/s10826-017-0751-3.  http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10826-017-0751-3

Shisler, S., Eiden, R.D., Molnar, D., Schuetze, P., Huestis, M., & Homish, G. (2017).  Smoking in Pregnancy and Fetal Growth: The Case for More Intensive Assessment.  Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 19(5), 525-531.  PMID: 28403474.  

Schuetze, P., Eiden, R.D., Leonard, K., Huestis, M. & Colder, C. (2017).  Prenatal risk and infant regulation: Indirect Pathways via Fetal Growth, Prenatal Stress and Maternal Aggression/Hostility.  Child Development. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12801.  PMID:  28383108.

Shisler, S., Eiden, R., Molnar, D., Schuetze, P., Coles, C., Huestis, M., Colder, C. (2016). Effects of fetal tobacco exposure on focused attention in infancy. Infant Behavior and Development, 45, 1-10.  PMID: 27543942

Godleski, S.A., Eiden, R.D., Schuetze, P., Colder, C., & Huestis, M. (2016). Tobacco exposure and maternal psychopathology: Impact on toddler problem behavior. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 57, 87-94. doi: 10.1016/j.ntt.2016.07.003.  PMID 26487223

Shisler, S., Homish, G.G., Molnar, D. S., Schuetze, P., Colder, C. R., & Eiden, R. D. (2016). Predictors of changes in smoking from 3rd trimester to 9 months postpartum. Nicotine Tobacco Research, 18(1), 84–87.  PMID: 24755971

Godleski, S., Eiden, R. D., Schuetze, P., & Colder, C. R. (2015).  Prenatal substance exposure and child self-regulation: Pathways to risk and protection.  Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 137, 12-29. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2015.02.007.

Schuetze, P., Lessard, J., Colder, C. R., Maiorana, N*., Shisler, S., Eiden, R. D., Huestis, M. A., & Henrie, J. (2015).  Physiological reactivity during object manipulation task among cigarette-exposed infants at 9 months of age.  Neurotoxicology & Teratology, 48, 64-68.

Eiden, R. D., Molnar, D. S., Granger, D. A., Colder, C. R., Schuetze, P., & Huestis, M. A. (2015).  Prenatal tobacco exposure and infant stress reactivity: Role of child sex and maternal behavior.  Developmental Psychobiology, 57, 212-225.  doi: 10.1002/dev.21284. PMID:25650169

Eiden, R. D., Godleski, S., Colder, C. R., & Schuetze, P. (2014).  Prenatal cocaine exposure: The role of cumulative environmental risk and maternal harshness in the development of child internalizing behavior problems in Kindergarten.  Neurotoxicology & Teratology, 44, 1-10.  PMID: 24803425

Schuetze, P., Eiden, R. D., Molnar, D. S., & Colder, C. R. (2014).  Physiological empathic responsivity at 3 years of age in a sample of cocaine-exposed children.  Neurotoxicology & Teratology, 42, 1-8.  PMID: 2444666

Finger, B., Eiden, R. D., & Schuetze, P. (2014). Behavior problems among cocaine exposed children: Role of physiological regulation and parenting.   Neurotoxicology & Teratology, 42, 51-59. PMID: 24480789

Veira, Y., Finger, B., Schuetze, P., Colder, C. R., & Eiden, R. D. (2014).  Maternal cocaine use and child behavior problems: Role of parenting and child exposure to violence.  Psychology of Violence, 4, 266-280.

Molnar, D. S., Levitt, A., Eiden, R. D. & Schuetze, P. (2014).  Prenatal cocaine exposure and trajectories of externalizing behavior problems in early childhood: Examining the roles of maternal negative affect and autonomic regulation. Development and Psychopathology, 26, 515-528.  PMID: 24622033

Eiden, R.D., Coles, C. D., Schuetze, P., & Colder, C. R. (2014).  Externalizing behavior problems among polydrug cocaine-exposed children: Indirect pathways via maternal harshness and self-regulation in early childhood.  Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 28, 139-153. PMID: 23647157.

Eiden, R. D., Homish, G., Colder, C. R., Gray, T., Huestis, M. E., & Schuetze, P. (2013).  Changes in smoking patterns during pregnancy.  Substance Use & Abuse, 48(7), 513-522.  PMID: 23581507.

Schuetze, P., Eiden, R. D., Colder, C. R., Gray, T., & Huestis, M. E. (2013).  Physiological regulation in infants prenatally exposed to cigarettes at 9 months of age. Infancy, 18(2), 233-255. PMID: 23646002.

Schuetze, P., Molnar, D., & Eiden, R. D. (2012).  Regulatory profiles in cocaine exposed children.  Applied Developmental Psychology, 33, 282-293. PMID: 23204615.

Schuetze, P., Eiden, R. D., Colder, C. R., Gray, T., & Huestis, M. E. (2011).  Physiological regulation in cigarette exposed infants: An examination of potential moderators.  Neurotoxicology & Teratology, 33, 567-574. PMID: 21798345.

Eiden, R. D., Leonard, K. E., Colder, C., Homish, G., Schuetze, P., Gray, T., & Huestis, M. A. (2011).  Anger, hostility, and aggression as predictors of persistent smoking during pregnancy.  Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 72(6), 926-932. PMID: 22051206.

Eiden, R.D., Schuetze, P., Veira, Y., Cox, E., Jarrett, T., & Johns, J. (2011).  Cocaine exposure and children’s self-regulation: Indirect association via maternal harshness.  Frontiers in Child and Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry, 31, 1-13. PMID: 21716637.

Eiden, R. D., Schuetze, P. Colder, C. R., & Veira, Y. (2011).  Maternal cocaine use and mother-toddler aggression.  Neurotoxicology & Teratology, 33, 360-369. PMID: 21396441

Eiden, R. D., Molnar, D., Leonard, K. E., Colder, C. R., Homish, G. G., Maiorana, N*., Schuetze, P., & Connors, G. J. (2011).  Sources and frequency of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke during pregnancy.  Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 13, 653-660.  PMID: 21460384.

Eiden, R. D., Granger, D., Schuetze, P., & Veira, Y. (2011). Role of infant stress reactivity and caregiving context as predictors of child behavior problems among cocaine-exposed todders. Development & Psychopathology.

Eiden, R. D., Schuetze, P., & Coles, C. D. (2011). Maternal cocaine use and mother-infant interactions: Direct and moderated associations.  Neurotoxicology and Teratology.

Schuetze, P., Eiden, R. D., & Danielewicz, S.* (2009). The association between prenatal cocaine exposure and physiological regulation at 13 months of age.  Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Eiden, R. D., McAuliffe, S., Kachadourian, L., Coles, C. D., Colder, C., & Schuetze, P. (2009). Effects of prenatal cocaine exposure on infant reactivity and regulation.  Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 31, 60-68.

Schuetze, P., Eiden, R. D., & Edwards, E. P. (2009).  A longitudinal examination of physiological regulation in cocaine-exposed infants across the first 7 months of life.  Infancy, 14, 19-43.

Schuetze, P., Lopez, F.*, Granger, D. A., & Eiden, R. D. (2008). The association between prenatal cigarette exposure and cortisol reactivity at 7 months of age.  Developmental Psychobiology, 50, 819-834.

Schuetze, P., & Eiden, R. D. (2007). The association between prenatal exposure to cigarettes and infant and maternal negative affect.  Infant Behavior and Development, 30, 387-398.

Schuetze, P., Eiden, R. D., & Coles, C. D. (2007). Prenatal cocaine use and other substance exposure: Effects on infant autonomic regulation at 7 months of age.  Developmental Psychobiology, 49, 276-289.

Eiden, R. D., Foote, A., & Schuetze, P. (2007). Maternal cocaine use and caregiving status: Group differences in caregiver and infant risk variables.  Addictive Behaviors, 32, 465-476.

Schuetze, P., Eiden, R. D., & Dombkowski, L.* (2006). The association between cigarette smoking during pregnancy and maternal behavior during the neonatal period. Infancy, 10, 267-288.

Schuetze, P. & Eiden, R. D. (2006).  The association between maternal smoking and secondhand exposure and autonomic functioning at 2-4 weeks of age.  Infant Behavior and Development, 29, 32-43.

Eiden, R. D., Stevens, A., Schuetze, P., & Dombkowski, L. E.* (2006). A conceptual model for maternal behavior among poly-drug cocaine using mothers.  Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 20, 1-10.

Schuetze, P., Lawton, D.*, & Eiden, R. D. (2006). Prenatal cocaine exposure and infant sleep at 7 months of age: The influence of the caregiving environment.  Infant Mental Health Journal, 27, 383-404.

Schuetze, P. & Eiden, R.D. (2006). The association between maternal cocaine use during pregnancy and physiological regulation in one-month old infants: An examination of possible mediators and moderators.  The Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 31, 15-26.

Schuetze, P. & Eiden, R. D. (2005). The relationship between sexual abuse during childhood and parenting outcomes:  Modeling drect and indirect pathways.  Child Abuse & Neglect, 29, 645-659.

Schuetze, P. & Reid, H. M. (2005). Emotional lateralization in the second year of life: Evidence from oral asymmetries. Laterality, 10, 207-217.

Schuetze, P. (2004). Evaluation of a brief homework assignment designed to reduce citation problems. Teaching of Psychology, 31, 257-259.

Selected Refereed Conference Papers

Ettekal, I., Eiden, R. D., Nickerson, A.B., Molnar, D.S., & Schuetze, P. (August, 2018).  Developmental Cascades to Children’s Conduct Problems: The Role of Socioeconomic Adversity, Maternal Sensitivity, Depression and Substance use, and Children’s Conscience.  To be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Schuetze, P., Eiden, R., Shisler, S. (June, 2018).  Effects of co-occurring prenatal tobacco and cannabis exposure on cortisol reactivity at early school age.  To be presented at the annual meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, San Diego, CA.

Zhao, J., Ettekal, I., Eiden, R., Nickerson, A. & Schuetze, P. (April, 2018).  Child exposure to community violence: Change trajectories, prospective predictors, and outcomes.  To be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Minneapolis, MN.

Schuetze, P., Eiden, R., Vlaovich, D., Ettekal, I., Ostrov, J., Nickerson, A. (April, 2018).  Autonomic regulation in a high-risk sample of young adolescents during a social stress task.  To be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Minneapolis, MN.

Ostrov, J., Godleski, S., Nickerson, A., Eiden, R., Ettekal, I., & Schuetze, P. (April, 2018).  Negative parental discipline in early childhood and assault in at-risk adolescents:  The role of attitudes about guns and violence.  To be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Minneapolis, MN.

Godleski, S., Ostrov, J., Nickerson, A., Eiden, R., Ettekal, I., Schuetze, P., & Colder, C. (April, 2017).  Early maternal and child predictors of cognitive biases regarding aggression in at-risk adolescents.  To be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Minneapolis, MN.

Eiden, R., Ostrov, J., Schuetze, P., Molnar, D., Nickerson, A. (April, 2018).  Predicting adolescent hope in a high risk diverse sample:  Testing differential susceptibility theory.  To be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Minneapolis, MN.

Eiden, R. D., Zhao, J., Casey, M., Shisler, S. & Schuetze, P. (June, 2017).  Prenatal and postnatal tobacco and cannabis exposure: joint and bidirectional associations with child behavior problems.  Presented at the annual meeting of the Developmental Neurotoxicology Society, Denver, CO.

Eiden, R. D., Shisler, S., & Schuetze, P. (June, 2017).  Prenatal and postnatal tobacco and cannabis exposure: Effects on focused attention in infancy. Presented at the annual meeting of the Developmental Neurotoxicology Society, Denver, CO.

Vlaovich, D., Schuetze, P., & Eiden, R. D. (March, 2017).  The Association between Prenatal Substance Exposure and Social Competence during Middle Childhood.  Presented at annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Vlaovich, D., Schuetze, P., & Eiden, R. D. (April, 2017).  The Association between Prenatal Substance Exposure and Social Competence during Middle Childhood.  Presented at biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

Ettekal, I., Nickerson, A., Molnar, D., Schuetze, P., & Eiden, R. D. (April, 2017).  Childhood Aggression in a High-Risk Sample: Developmental Cascade Model of Socioeconomic Adversity, Parenting and Child Conscience.  Presented at biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

Ettekal, I., Nickerson, A., Schuetze, P., & Eiden, R. D. (April, 2017).  Methods of Measuring Socioeconomic Adversity Based on Cumulative Risk Indices: Methodological Implications from a High-Risk Sample.  Presented at biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

Schuetze, P., Molnar, D., Eiden, R. D., & Shisler, S. (April, 2017).  Interaction Effect of Prenatal Risk, Maternal Warmth and Physiological Reactivity on Toddler Externalizing Behaviors.  To be presented at biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

Eiden, R.D., Schuetze, P., & Huestis, M. (March, 2017).  Prenatal tobacco and cannabis exposure and toddler emotion regulation: mediating role of autonomic regulation in infancy.  Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco, Florence, Italy.

Schuetze, P., Eiden, R.D., & Huestis, M. (March, 2017).  Physiological regulation during the first year of life among infants prenatally exposed to cigarettes and marijuana.  Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco, Florence, Italy.

Doody, K., & Schuetze, P. (March, 2017).  Trans-disciplinary Collaborations and Professional Development Schools: What are the benefits to Higher Education Students?  Presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Professional Development Schools, Baltimore MD.

Doody, K., Schuetze, P., Balsano, R., Card, C., Struwe, R.* & Minet, J. (September, 2016).  Trans-disciplinary collaborations and professional development schools: What are the benefits to higher education students?  Professional Development Conference, Buffalo, NY.

Lessard, J., Livingston, J., Molnar, D., Eiden, R. D., Schuetze, P. (April, 2016).  Parental cigarette and electronic-cigarette use, monitoring, and adolescent electronic-cigarette use.  Society for Research in Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.

Eiden, R. D., Schuetze, P. & Huestis, M. (June, 2016).  Prenatal Tobacco and Cannabis Exposure: Effects on Infant Regulation via Fetal Growth, Maternal Stress, and Anger/Hostility.  DTNS, San Antonio, TX.

Eiden, R. D., Molnar, D., Shisler, S., & Schuetze, P. (June, 2016).  Interactive effects of prenatal tobacco exposure, prenatal maternal depression, and child sex on attention problems at preschool age.  DTNS, San Antonio, TX.

 

 

Courses Usually Taught

  • PSY 355  Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 356  Child Development
  • PSY 415  Competent Infant
  • PSY 417  Atypical Infant
  • PSY 450  Research Methods
  • PSY 472  Senior Seminar

Research Interests

Development in infants and toddlers, the influence of typical and atypical prenatal and early postnatal experiences (especially the effect of prenatal drug exposure and breastfeeding) on behavioral and physiological development.

Awards

  • SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.
  • President’s Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creativity (2005).  Buffalo State College.
  • Buffalo State College Research Foundation.  (2001). Award for success and persistence in sponsored program research.
  • Outstanding Partnership Project (2012).  Center for Development of Human Services (CDHS College Partnership).  Strategies for Promoting Healthy Emotional Development in Children Infancy to 5.

Professional Positions

  • Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, SUNY College at Buffalo, 2008-present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, SUNY College at Buffalo, 2002-2008.
  • Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, SUNY at Buffalo. 2001-present.
  • Associate Scientist, Research Institute on Addictions, Buffalo, New York. 1996-present.

Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1995-1996. Emory University School of Medicine.
  • Ph.D.,  Developmental Psychology, 1995. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dissertation Title: Relation Between Maternal Caffeine Consumption During Pregnancy and Neonatal State and Heart Rate.
  • M. S., Developmental Psychology, 1993. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Thesis Title: Detection by Adults of Differences in the Duration of Pauses in Infant Cries.
  • B. M., Music Performance, Minor: Psychology, 1991. Wittenberg University. (Magna Cum Laude, University Honors, Omicron Delta Kappa, Mortar Board).

Funded Grants – National

1999 - 2001 Co-Investigator (with Jurgis Karuza), “Mental Health Issues in Applied Life Span Development,” National Institute on Mental Health (1 R25 MH61443-01), SUNY College at Buffalo. $227,907.

2001 – 2006 Co-Investigator (with Rina Eiden), “Maternal Substance Use and Toddler Self-Regulation,” National Institute on Drug Abuse (1 R01 DA13190-01), Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo. $2,593,811.

2001 – 2006 Co-Investigator (with Jurgis Karuza), “Mental Health Issues in Applied Life Span Development,” National Institute on Mental Health (1 R25 MH61443-01), SUNY College at Buffalo.  $652,296.

2002 – 2005 Principal Investigator, “Pre- and Postnatal Cigarette Exposure and Infant Regulation”, National Institute on Child Health and Human Development  (3 R15 HD 39645-01 A2), SUNY College at Buffalo.   $113,090.

2003 – 2005 Principal Investigator, “Cortisol Levels in Infants Exposed to Cigarettes,”National Institute on Child Health and Human Development (Supplement for Underrepresented Minorities to 3 R15 HD39645-01 A2 S1). SUNY College at
Buffalo. $19,394.
 
2004 – 2006 Co-Investigator (with Rina Eiden), “Supplement to Maternal Substance Use and Toddler Self-Regulation, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo.  $279,873.

2006 – 2011 Co-Investigator (with Rina Eiden), “Prenatal & ETS Exposure: Effects on Child Regulation”, National Institute on Drug Abuse (1 R01 DA019632-01), Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo.  $2,891,000.

2007-2012 Co-Investigator (with Rina Eiden), “Maternal Substance Use & Toddler Self-Regulation” Competing Continuation, National Institute on Drug Abuse (2 R01 DA013190-06), Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo. 
$3,677,911.

2012-2017 Co-Investigator (with Rina Eiden), “Prenatal & ETS Exposure: Effects on Child Regulation.” Competing Continuation, National Institute on Drug Abuse (R01 DA 019643-02), Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo. $1,845, 712.40.

2015-2020 Co-Investigator (with Rina Eiden and Amanda Nickerson), “Developmental Pathways of Violence and Substance Use in a High Risk Sample.” National Institute on Drug Abuse (R01 DA), Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo. ($3,395,047). 7/1/2015-3/31/2020. 1R01DA041231-01 (NIDA)

 

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