Dr. Panlilio’s research interests include early maltreatment and later student achievement, school readiness, student engagement, the role of context in shaping development, person-oriented approach in data analysis, and the application of latent variable models in the analysis of longitudinal data.

Research Interests

Child Maltreatment; Self-regulation; Student Achievement; School Readiness; Student Engagement and Achievement Motivation; Parenting and Family Processes in at-risk Environments


  • Ph.D., Human Development (Developmental Science), University of Maryland, College Park, 2015
  • Graduate Certificate, Education Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation, University of Maryland, College Park, 2014
  • M.S., Family Studies (Marriage and Family Therapy), University of Maryland, College Park, 2005
  • B.A., California State University, Long Beach Psychology, 2000