Elliot Tucker-Drob, PhD

Associate Professor

20072019
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Elliot Tucker-Drob is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Dell Medical School and in the Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts.

Tucker-Drob's research program seeks to clarify dynamic developmental processes through which genetic variation combines and interacts with social, economic and educational experiences to influence cognitive development, academic achievement, personality and psychiatric health from infancy through adulthood. His work augments quantitative and statistical genetic methodologies with approaches from psychiatry, neuroscience, human ecology, education and sociology.

He and K. Paige Harden founded and direct the Texas Twin Project, a large-scale study of more than 3,000 child and adolescent twins that investigates social, economic, endocrine and genetic influences on cognitive development, academic achievement, psychiatric health, behavioral risk, and their neurobiological underpinnings. Data from the Texas Twin Project serves as a primary basis for much of his ongoing research on child and adolescent development. His work on neural, genetic, medical and social determinants of cognitive aging capitalizes on several other data sets, including data from the Lothian Birth Cohorts and the UK Biobank.Professor Tucker-Drob's research in development and aging are primarily supported by generous funding from the National Institutes of Health. He is also supported by a Jacobs Foundation Advanced Research Fellowship.

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Research Output 2007 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)
Aptitude
Social Class
Behavioral Genetics
Genetic Research
Reading

Coupled cognitive changes in adulthood: A meta-analysis

Tucker-Drob, E., Brandmaier, A. M. & Lindenberger, U., Mar 1 2019, In : Psychological Bulletin. 145, 3, p. 273-301 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aptitude
Statistical Factor Analysis
Meta-Analysis
Individuality
Intelligence

Genetic and Environmental Links Between General Factors of Psychopathology and Cognitive Ability in Early Childhood

Grotzinger, A. D., Cheung, A. K., Patterson, M. W., Harden, K. & Tucker-Drob, E., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Clinical Psychological Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Behavioral Genetics
Aptitude
Psychopathology
Intelligence
Psychiatry

Interpreting Behavior Genetic Models: Seven Developmental Processes to Understand

Briley, D. A., Livengood, J., Derringer, J., Tucker-Drob, E., Fraley, R. C. & Roberts, B. W., Mar 15 2019, In : Behavior Genetics. 49, 2, p. 196-210 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Genetic Models
Personality
Behavioral Genetics
Phenotype
Genetic Research

The neural architecture of executive functions is established by middle childhood

Engelhardt, L. E., Harden, K., Tucker-Drob, E. & Church-Lang, J., Jan 15 2019, In : Neuroimage. 185, p. 479-489 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Executive Function
Brain
Aptitude
Gyrus Cinguli
Magnetic Resonance Imaging