Candice Odgers

Psychological Science & CERES

Candice Odgers is a Professor of Psychological Science and Informatics at the University of California Irvine and Co-Director of the Child & Brain Development Program at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

She received her PhD in developmental and quantitative psychology at the University of Virginia and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry at Kings College London. Her research focuses on how early experiences and social inequalities influence child and adolescent development, with an emphasis on how digital technologies can be leveraged to understand and improve the lives of young people.

Odgers was a William T. Grant Scholar and the recipient of early career awards from the American Psychological Association, the Society for Research in Child Development, the Royal Society of Canada, and the Association for Psychological Science. In 2015 she was awarded the Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest Early Career Award and, in 2016, the Jacobs Foundation Advanced Research Fellowship.

She is the author of over 100 scientific publications, appearing in journals such as the American Journal of Psychiatry, Developmental Psychology, Nature, Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences and Psychological Science. Her research has been disseminated widely via outlets such as the Economist, New York Times, London Times, Scientific American, and the Washington Post.
More information about her work can be found on and @candice_odgers