Jeff Armstrong has been with the lab since 1994 and is its overall research manager. He works closely with the team of faculty investigators to develop research protocols and oversee their implementation, including training and supervising interviewers, home visitors, and other research staff. He also manages the lab's large database of information, is involved with analyzing data and writing reports of research findings, and assists in the development and writing of grant applications. Mr. Armstrong completed his master's degree in sociology at UW-Madison before joining the project.
Senior Research Specialist
Corinne Boldt's primary responsibility is overseeing the day-to-day operations of the lab's data collection efforts. She supervises the scheduling of appointments with and coordinating mailings to participants; trains new phone interviewers; maintains participant records; and generally ensures the smooth operation of the project offices. She also spends quite a bit of time on the phone during periods of data collection to schedule and confirm appointments with participants and conduct telephone interviews. Before joining the lab's research team in 2000, Ms. Boldt worked on a wide range of studies at the Wisconsin Survey Research Lab of UW-Extension.
Dr. Paula Ruttle joined the lab in 2011 after completing her Ph.D. in psychology at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. As a Post-doctoral Fellow in the lab, Dr. Ruttle works with project investigators, researchers, and collaborators to analyze data, interpret results, and publish findings. Her research interests include risks for and consequences of cortisol (dys)function in children and adolescents, including the development and progression of internalizing and externalizing problems.