INRICH Member Profile Card

Gary Evans

Cornell University


Gary Evans is the Elizabeth Lee Vincent Professor of Human Ecology, Cornell University. He is a developmental and environmental psychologist.


Type of member: Regular


Telephone: 607 255 4775

Email Address: gwe1@cornell.edu

Mailing Address: Human Ecology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-4401, USA


Current research interests
The environment of childhood poverty: what role do psychosocial and physical risk factors, particularly as the accumulate, play in the adverse impacts of childhood poverty on human development. I am also interested in stress as a model for how poverty impacts child development.

Research priorities
Pathways and mechanisms: Cumulative and additive social risk exposures (e.g. transient v. persistent poverty). Stress and allostatic load. | Methodological issues: Methods for examining change over time including longitudinal effects studies. Root cause analysis to inform policy change.


Selected publications

Supplemental Material for Cumulative Risk and Child Development. (2013). Psychological Bulletin. doi:10.1037/a0031808.supp http://www.centrelearoback.org/inrich/assets/documents/G_Evans_CumulativeRiskandChildDevelopment.pdf

Evans, G. W. (2004). The Environment of Childhood Poverty. American Psychologist, 59(2), 77-92. doi:10.1037/0003-066x.59.2.77