Rabeeh Azarmehr

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science

PhD Student and Graduate Research Assistant

Rabeeh is a graduate research assistant at youth development institute (YDI)

Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602



Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
B.A. English language and literature Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University 2015
M.A. Psychology Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University 2019
PhD Human Development and Family Science University of Georgia Fall 2025


My research interests are mainly focused on childhood adversity and the underlying psychosocial mechanisms that can affect youth’s mental health and adjustment.


Teaching Assistant, HDFS 4330: Diversity and Human Development (Spring 2022) 


Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Hazel and Gene Franklin Scholarship College of Family and Consumer Sciences Fall 2022- Spring 2023
Hazel and Gene Franklin Scholarship College of Family and Consumer Sciences Fall 2023- Spring 2024
Virginia Wilbanks Kilgore Scholarship College of Family and Consumer Sciences Summer 2023


Organization Title Year(s) Service Type
Graduate Student Organization HDFS Interview Coordinator 2022-2023 Leadership


Advisory Committee




Areas of Expertise

Childhood maltreatment, Impulsivity, Substance Use, and Neuroregulatory mechanisms 


Current Classes

Current Research

Job Description

Journal Articles


Oshri, A., Howard, C., Zhang, L., Reck, A., Cui, Z., Liu, S., Duprey, E., Evans, A., Azarmehr, R., & Geier, C. (2024). Strengthening through adversity: The hormesis model in developmental psychopathology. Development and Psychopathology, 36(2). doi: 10.1017/S0954579424000427

Kogan, S. M., Kwon, E., Brody, G. H., Azarmehr, R., Reck, A. J., Anderson, T., & Sperr, M. (2023). Family-Centered Prevention to Reduce Discrimination-Related Depressive Symptoms Among Black Adolescents: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Network Open, 6(11), e2340567-e2340567.

Azarmehr, R., Reck, A. J., Zhang, L., & Oshri, A. (2023). COVID‐19‐related stress exacerbates the effect of child maltreatment on negative affect via increased identity confusion during adolescence. Journal of Adolescence.

Azarmehr, R., Shalchi, B., & Ahmadi, E. (2020). Impulsive behavior as a mediator between childhood maltreatment and emotional disorders. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 14.

Azarmehr, R., & Ahmadi, E. (2020). The role of anxiety sensitivity and attentional control in predicting the tendency to addiction in youth. Iranian Journal of Health Psychology, 2(2 (4) ), 45-50.

Working Papers

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