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Bogat Anne Bogat
Ph.D. Child-Clinical/Community Psychology, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois 1982
Masters Child-Clinical/Community Psychology, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois 1978
Bachelors University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 1976
Primary Program: Clinical
107E Psychology
(517) 353-0812

Research Statement

Dr. Bogat’s current research focuses on the developmental consequences of intimate partner violence (IPV) on women and young children. Along with her collaborators (Levendosky, Davidson, and von Eye), she conducted an 10 year longitudinal study of IPV beginning data collection when women were pregnant and following them and their children almost every year until the children were 10 years old. She is interested in trajectories of risk and resilience among the children. Current work (with Levendosky, Lonstein, and von Eye) explores the biological correlates of trauma related to IPV and how, during pregnancy, factors such as cortisol might affect development pre and postnatally.

Dr. Bogat has also written about person oriented methods and she is working on a practical guide to assessment with Dr. Hopwood.

Related Research Websites
MSU Mother Infant Study The study is focused on understanding the influences of domestic violence on the lives of women and children. Half of our original sample experienced some level of abuse from their partners (from mild to severe) and half served as the control group. Over time, however, some women have moved into and some out of abusive relationships. We are interested in what creates conditions of risk and resilience for these women and children. We also study how women's parenting and mental health as well as the social and psychological adjustment of their children are affected by various levels of hardship posed by domestic violence and other life circumstances.
Mother and Babies Study Does stress during pregnancy affect women's and infant's physical and emotional health? Our research examines whether relationship conflict is a stressor that works like other stressors by affecting the body's stress system and emotional responses to stress. We are recruiting 160 women and their one-year old children. The women will include those with and without relationship conflict during pregnancy and those with and without relationship conflict during the first year of the child's life. Looking at differences among these women and children will allow us to understand how relationship conflict affects women and children at different times in their lives.

Research Publications    
2016Martinez-Torteya, C., Bogat, G. A., Levendosky, A. A., & von Eye, A. (2016). The influence of prenatal intimate partner violence exposure on HPA-axis reactivity and childhood internalizing and externalizing symptoms. Development and Psychopathology, 28, 55-72.
2016Bogat, G. A., Martinez-Torteya, C., Levendosky, A. A., von Eye, A., & Lonstein, J. (2016). Intimate partner violence, mental health, and HPA Axis functioning. Journal for Person Oriented Research, 2(1–2), 111–122.
2016Levendosky, A. A., Bogat, G. A., Lonstein, J. S., Martinez-Torteya, C., Muzik, M., Granger, D. A., & von Eye, A. (2016). Infant adrenocortical reactivity and behavioral functioning: Relation to early exposure to maternal intimate partner violence. Stress, 19(1), 37-44.
2013Levendosky, A. A., Bogat, G. A., & Martinez-Torteya, C. (2013). PTSD symptoms in young children exposed to domestic violence. Violence Against Women, 19, 187-201.
2013Bogat, G. A., von Eye, A., Bergman, L. R. (in preparation). Person oriented approaches. To appear in Cicchetti, D. (Ed.), Developmental Psychopathology, Volume 1, 3rd Edition. NY: Wiley.
2013Lannert, B., Levendosky, A.A., & Bogat, G. A. (2013). The interaction of maternal personality traits and intimate partner violence as influences on maternal representations. Infant Mental Health Journal, 34, 222-233.
2011DeJonghe, E. S., von Eye, A., Bogat, G. A., & Levendosky, A. A. (2011). Does witnessing intimate partner violence contribute to toddlers’ internalizing and externalizing behaviors? Applied Developmental Science, 15, 129-139.
2011Levendosky, A. A., Bogat, G. A., Huth-Bocks, A., Rosenblum, K., & von Eye, A. (2011). The effects of domestic violence on the stability of attachment from infancy to preschool. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 40, 398–410.
2009Martinez-Torteya, C., Bogat, G. A., von Eye, A., Davidson, W. S., & Levendosky, A. A. (2009). Women's appraisals of intimate partner violence stressfulness and their relationship to depressive and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. Violence and Victims, 24, 707-722.
2009Bogat, G. A. (2009). Is the person orientation necessary in community psychology? American Journal of Community Psychology