Mark Van Ryzin, Ph.D.

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Education & Training

B. S., 1991
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Computer Science

M. A., 2006
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
Educational Psychology

Ph.D., 2008
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
Educational Psychology

Dr. Van Ryzin has extensive research experience with family and peer influence on problem behavior in adolescence, including high-risk sexual behavior, delinquent peer association, and antisocial behavior and violence. He has published findings from several large-scale randomized controlled trials of prevention and intervention programs, including Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC), the Family Check-Up (FCU), and the Second Step anti-bullying program.

Current Projects

Enlisting Peer Cooperation and Prosociality in the Service of Substance Use Prevention in Middle School

PROJECT PERIOD

09/05/15 - 06/30/18

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Mark Van Ryzin

Co-Investigators
Anthony Biglan, John Light

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A Multidimensional Community-Based Strategy for Preventing Underage Drinking

PROJECT PERIOD

09/15/14 - 06/30/19

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Anthony Biglan

Co-Investigators
Mark Van Ryzin

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Publications

Van Ryzin, M. J., Roseth, C. J., Fosco, G. M., Lee, Y.-k., & Chen, I. C. (2016). A component-centered meta-analysis of family-based prevention programs for adolescent substance use. Clinical Psychology Review, 45, 72-80. doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2016.03.007

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Van Ryzin, M. J., DeLay, D., & Dishion, T. J. (2016). Being well-liked predicts increased use of alcohol but not tobacco in early adolescence. Addictive Behaviors, 53, 168-174. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2015.10.017

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DeLay, D., Ha, T., Ryzin, M., Winter, C., & Dishion, T. (2016). Changing Friend Selection in Middle School: A Social Network Analysis of a Randomized Intervention Study Designed to Prevent Adolescent Problem Behavior. Prevention Science, 17, 285-294. doi: 10.1007/s11121-015-0605-4

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Fosco, G. M., Van Ryzin, M. J., Mengya, X., & Feinberg, M. E. (2016). Trajectories of adolescent hostile-aggressive behavior and family climate: longitudinal implications for young adult romantic relationship competence. Developmental Psychology, 52, 1139-1150. doi: 10.1037/dev0000135

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Nelson, S. E., Van Ryzin, M. J., & Dishion, T. J. (2015). Alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco use trajectories from age 12 to 24 years: Demographic correlates and young adult substance use problems. Development and Psychopathology, 27, 253–277.

DeLay, D., Ha, T., Van Ryzin, M., Winter, C., & Dishion, T. J. (2015). Changing Friend Selection in Middle School: A Social Network Analysis of a Randomized Intervention Study Designed to Prevent Adolescent Problem Behavior. Prevention Science: The Official Journal of the Society For Prevention Research,

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Van Ryzin, M. J., & Dishion, T. J. (2014). Adolescent deviant peer clustering as an amplifying mechanism underlying the progression from early substance use to dependence. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 55(10), 1153–1161.

Low, S., Van Ryzin, M. J. et al. (2014). Engagement matters: Lessons from assessing classroom implementation of Steps to Respect: A bullying prevention program over a one-year period. Prevention Science.

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Van Ryzin, M. J., & Dishion, T. J. (2013). From antisocial behavior to violence: A model for the amplifying role of coercive joining in adolescent friendships. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

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Van Ryzin, M. J., & Pellegrini, A. D. (2013). Socially competent and incompetent aggressors in middle school: The non-linear relationship between bullying and dominance. British Journal of Educational Psychology.

Van Ryzin, M. J., & Leve, L. D. (2012a). Affiliation with delinquent peers as a mediator of the effects of Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care for delinquent girls. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 588-596.

Van Ryzin, M. J., Stormshak, E. A., & Dishion, T. J. (2012). Engaging parents in the Family Check Up in middle school: Longitudinal effects on family conflict and problem behavior through the transition to high school. Journal of Adolescent Health, 50, 627-633. Abstract or Full Text

Van Ryzin, M. J., Fosco, G. M., & Dishion, T. J. (2012). Family and peer predictors of substance use from early adolescence to early adulthood: An 11-year prospective analysis. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 1314-1324.

Leve, L. D., Harold, G. T., Van Ryzin, M. J., et al. (2012). Girls’ tobacco and alcohol use during early adolescence: Prediction from trajectories of depressive symptoms across two studies. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 21, 254-272.

Van Ryzin, M. J., & Dishion, T. J. (2012). The impact of a family-centered intervention on the ecology of adolescent antisocial behavior: Modeling developmental sequelae and trajectories during adolescence. Development and Psychopathology, 24, 1139-1155. Abstract or Full Text

Van Ryzin, M. J., & Leve, L. D. (2012b). Validity evidence for the Security Scale as a measure of perceived attachment security in adolescence. Journal of Adolescence, 35, 425-431.

Van Ryzin, M. J., Carlson, E. A., & Sroufe, L. A. (2011). Attachment discontinuity in a high-risk sample. Attachment & Human Development, 13, 381-401. Abstract or Full Text

Van Ryzin, M. J., Carlson, E. A., & Sroufe, L. A. (2011). Attachment discontinuity in a high-risk sample. Attachment & Human Development, 13, 381-401. Abstract or Full Text

Pellegrini, A. D., Van Ryzin, M. J. et al. (2011). Behavioral and social cognitive processes in preschool children’s social dominance. Aggressive Behavior, 37, 248-257.

Van Ryzin, M. J. (2011). Protective factors at school: Reciprocal effects among adolescents’ perceptions of the school environment, engagement in learning, and hope. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 40, 1568-1580.

Van Ryzin, M. J., Johnson, A. B., Leve, L. D., & Kim, H. K. (2011). The number of sexual partners and health-risking sexual behavior: Prediction from high school entry to high school exit. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 40, 939-949.

Van Ryzin, M. J., Gravely, A. A., & Roseth, C. J. (2009). Autonomy, belongingness, and engagement in school as contributors to adolescent psychological well-being. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 38, 1-12.

Van Ryzin, M. J., Chatham, M., Kryzer, E., Kertes, D., & Gunnar, M. R. (2009). Identifying atypical cortisol patterns in young children: The benefits of group-based trajectory modeling. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 34, 50-61. Abstract or Full Text

Experience

2012-
Research Scientist,
Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR

2012-
Research Scientist,
Oregon Social Learning Center, Eugene, OR

2010-
Postdoctoral Research Associate,
Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

2009-2012
Postdoctoral Research Associate,
Oregon Social Learning Center, Eugene, OR

2008-2009
Postdoctoral Research Associate,
Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2005-2006
Research Consultant,
Education|Evolving, Minneapolis, MN

2005-2010
Research Consultant,
EdVisions, Inc., Henderson, MN