My primary research interest concerns the development of anxiety symptoms in school-age children and adolescents. Currently, I am examining familial transmission of beliefs about anxiety-related symptoms. My interests also include multi-cultural aspects of anxiety, particularly factors which may influence the expression of anxiety among Latin American youth.
Hensley-Maloney, L., & Varela, R. E. (2009). The influence of hurricane exposure and anxiety sensitivity on panic symptoms. Child and Youth Care Forum, 38, 135-149.
Varela, R.E. & Hensley-Maloney, L. (2009). Anxiety in Latino youth: Current status and future directions. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 12.
Hensley, L. & Varela, R.E. (2008). PTSD symptoms and somatic complaints following Hurricane Katrina: The roles of trait anxiety and anxiety sensitivity. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 37, 542-552.