Hello! My name is Anne (“Annie”) Maheux and I’m a 5th-year Ph.D. student in Developmental and Social Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh in the Teen and Young Adult Lab working under the mentorship of Dr. Sophia Choukas-Bradley.
My research examines sociocultural influences on adolescent development, with a primary focus on gender. I study how gender roles, societal scripts, media, and peers affect adolescents' mental health, sexual behavior, and academic achievement. Broadly, I seek to understand and ameliorate disparities to enhance well-being for all adolescents. To achieve this aim, I use cutting-edge quantitative methods capable of identifying trajectories of development and heterogeneity among diverse adolescents, and am committed to making advanced statistical techniques accessible to others through teaching and mentorship.
I am also passionate about social justice and service work, both in my research and my professional roles.