Brian D'Onofrio

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Brian D'Onofrio
Brian Matthew D'Onofrio
NationalityUnited States
EducationUniversity of Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University
AwardsJanet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions from the Association for Psychological Science (2013)
Scientific career
FieldsDevelopmental psychopathology
InstitutionsIndiana University
ThesisCausation versus selection: A genetically informed study of marital instability and its consequences for young-adult offspring (2005)
Doctoral advisorEric Turkheimer

Brian M. D'Onofrio is an American psychologist who researches the causes of psychopathology in children and adolescents. Much of his work is influenced by the field of behavior genetics.[1] He is a professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University, where he is also Director of Clinical Training in the Clinical Science Program and Principal Investigator of the Developmental Psychopathology Lab.[2][3] His research on the relationship between paternal age and children's risk of mental illness has been widely covered in the media.[4][5][6] In 2013, he received the Spence Award for Transformational Early Career Contribution from the Association for Psychological Science (APS). In the same year, he was also named a fellow of the APS, and was named one of its "rising stars".[3][7]


  1. ^ Kline, Katie (2008-08-01). "Nature and Nurture as Allies". Observer. Retrieved 2019-01-02.
  2. ^ "Developmental Psychopathology Lab". Indiana University. Retrieved 2019-01-02.
  3. ^ a b "Brian D'Onofrio Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). Indiana University. Retrieved 2019-01-02.
  4. ^ Carey, Benedict (2014-02-26). "Mental Illness Risk Higher for Children of Older Fathers, Study Finds". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-01-02.
  5. ^ Gallagher, James (2014-02-27). "Child health 'link to father's age'". BBC News. Retrieved 2019-01-02.
  6. ^ "Older Dads at Risk of Passing Along Mental Disorders, Study Says". NBC News. 2014-02-26. Retrieved 2019-01-02.
  7. ^ "IU's Brian D'Onofrio and Mary Murphy honored by Association for Psychological Science". Indiana University (Press release). 2013-03-19. Retrieved 2019-01-02.

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