Prior to his current position at ASU, Dr. Crnic has held faculty appointments at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and in the Department of Psychology, Penn State University. His research has focused on the influence of various stresses and coping mechanisms on parent-child relationships and family functioning in both high-risk and normal populations. Crnic has published extensively in major peer-reviewed journals and has been the principal investigator on numerous research grants from NICHD, NIMH, and MCH with continuous funding since 1988. He has also served on multiple NIH review panels (HUD-3; PDRP); has chaired NIH review panels for NRSA awards; and for seven years, chaired the U.S. Public Health Service, Maternal and Child Health Bureau Research Grants Program Review Committee. He has served on multiple editorial boards for major journals in child psychology, as well. He is currently serving as the IMHR board chair.