I am interested in understanding human development from a Biosocial perspective. My work focuses primarily on human sexuality, including physiological development and fertility timing. I view human sexuality from multiple perspectives, which include evolution and life history, as well as the proximal factors that affect individual development. Contributing factors of interest include environmental stressors, genetic influences, the role of hormones, the role of public policy, and structural inequality. My work is heavily influenced by social scientists such as Bruce Ellis, Ron Dahl, Greg Duncan, Arline Geronimus, and Uri Bronfenbrenner.
Tilley, E.H., Barnett, M., Ellis, B.J., & Butler, E.A. (in preparation). Importance of perceived family closeness in pubertal tempo: A multi-level modeling approach.
Tilley, E.H., & Barnett, M.(in preparation). Intervening in inequalities: Implications for teen pregnancy and public policy.
Tilley, E.H., Barnett, M., Ellis, B.J. (in preparation). Bridging the gap: Theoretical vantage points, public policy, and teen pregnancy prevention in the United States.
Ellis, B.J., Schlomer, G., Tilley, E.H., Butler, E.A. (2011). Impact of Harsh Paternal Discipline on Risky Sexual Behavior in Daughters, Development and Psychopathology.
Russell, S.T., Licona, A.C., Watson, R.J., Mock, K., Sandoval, M., Tilley, E.H., & Snapp, S. (2011). Evaluation of the “School Climate Survey”, “Let’s Get Real Program”, “Nuestra Voz Summer Camp” and In-class Nuestra Voz Program. (Francis McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families, YWCA Evaluation). Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona.
Posters and Presentations:
Tilley, E.H. (2012, March). Intervening in inequalities: Teen pregnancy and poverty. Paper presented at the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association Conference, Virginia.
Tilley, E.H., Jordon, A.C., Anton, T., & De Baca, T. (2011, December). Quality family relationships: Implications for health in adolescence. Poster presented at the National Academy of Sciences Sackler Conference, Biological Embedding of Early Social Adversity: From Fruit Flies to Kindergartners, Irvine, CA.
Anton, T., & Tilley, E.H. (2012). Early psychosocial context and adolescent sexual behavior. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, BC.
Tilley, E.H.,Ellis, B.J., Barnett, M.A., & Butler, E.A. (2011, April). The role of perceived family closeness and family composition in rate of pubertal maturation in girls. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, CA.
Tilley, E.H.(2010, October). Family composition and physical growth in girls: The importance of family closeness. Student Showcase, University of Arizona, October 2010.
Ellis, B.J., Schlomer, G., Tilley, E.H., Butler, E.A. (March 2009). Impact of Harsh Paternal Discipline on Risky Sexual Behavior in Daughters. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development Spring Conference, Denver, CO.
2011 National Academy of Sciences, Travel Grant, $750
2010 Association for Women Faculty Travel Grant, $300
2010 Division of Family Studies and Human Development Travel Grant, $400
2009 Urie Bronfenbenner Travel Grant, $750