Jane Mendle


Jane Mendle

Associate Professsor
G52 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Phone: 607-255-0844
Email: jem482@cornell.edu
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Biographical Statement:

Dr. Jane Mendle received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia and completed her clinical internship at the Payne Whitney Clinic of New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College.  Her research is focused on the transition from childhood to adolescence, primarily how different aspects of puberty -- its timing and tempo, its early life antecedents, and the ways that children, peers, and family member perceive and understand it -- are related to psychological health and well-being.



 Ph.D., clinical psychology, University of Virginia

M.A., clinical psychology, University of Virginia

A.B., psychology, Amherst College


Courses Taught:

HD 3300/PSYCH 3310 Developmental Psychopathology

HD 4770 Psychopathology in Great Works of Literature

HD 6710 Graduate Seminar in Psychopathology

HD 6550 Graduate Seminar in Adolescence

Related Websites:

Adolescent Transitions Lab

Selected Publications:


Mendle, J., Eisenlohr-Moul, T.A., & Kiesner, J. (2016).  From menarche to menopause: women's reproductive change and risk for psychopathology. Clinical Psychological Science, 4, 859-866,  doi: 10.1177/2167702616650424

Mendle, J., Ryan, R.M., McKone, K.M. (2016).  Early childhood maltreatment and pubertal development: replication in a population-based sample.  Journal of Research on Adolescence, 26, 595- 602.  doi: 10.1111/jora.12201


Mendle, J., Moore, S.R., Briley, D., & Harden, K.P.  (2016). Puberty, socioeconomic status, and depression in girls: evidence for gene × environment interactions.  Clinical Psychological Science, 4, 3-16.  doi: 10.1177/2167702614563598

Mendle, J. (2014).  Why puberty matters for psychopathology.  Child Development Perspectives, 8, 218-222. doi: 10.1111/cdep.12092

Mendle, J. (2014).  Beyond pubertal timing: new directions for studying individual differences in development. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23, 215-219. DOI: 10.1177/0963721414530144

Mendle, J., Leve, L.D., van Ryzin, M., & Natsuaki, M.N.  (2014).  Linking childhood maltreatment with adolescent internalizing symptoms:  early puberty as a tipping point.   Journal of Research on Adolescence,24, 689-702.DOI: 10.1111/jora.12075


Selected Keywords:
adolescent psychopathology, risk-taking, puberty

The information on this bio page is taken from the CHE Annual Report.