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DPRG Postdoctoral Research Training Program

Department of Psychology

Clinical and Special Developmental Populations

​We offer training in the following clinical and special developmental populations.  Click on the following links to see which faculty work with these populations.​

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Clinical and special developmental populations
Research Topic
Marie T. Banich, PhDADHD, Adolescents, Child
Cognitive neuroscience and human neuropsychology
Tim Benke, MD, PhDDevelopmental Disorders, Autism
Cellular mechanisms by which early life seizures (ELS) subvert the processes of normal neuronal development
Elysia Poggi Davis, PhDAnxiety, Co-Morbid Medical Illnesses, Child, Depression, Infant, Pregnancy
Prenatal/early origins of health and development
Guido Frank, MDAdolescents, Aggression and Conduct Disorder, Eating Disorders
Brain imaging in eating disorders and in impulsive aggression in youth
Christian Hopfer, MDADHD, Adolescents, Aggression and Conduct Disorder, Depression, Substance Abuse
Clinical epidemiology and behavior genetics of conduct disorder
Mark Laudenslager, PhDAdolescents, Anxiety, Co-Morbid Medical Illnesses, Depression, Infant, Pregnancy
Psycho-neuroendocrinology / immunology of behavioral development
Amanda Law, PhDBipolar, Child, Schizophrenia
Molecular and cellular mechanisms of genetic susceptibility to severe psychiatric disorders
Ken Maclean, PhDDevelopmental Disorders
Animal models of Down syndrome and autism
Elaine Morrato, DrPH, MPH, CPHAdolescents, Bipolar, Depression, Schizophrenia
Accelerating the translation of pharmaceutical innovation (with an emphasis on drug safety and FDA warnings) into practice to improve population health. 
Douglas K. Novins, MDAdolescents, American Indians, Depression
Special problems of American Indian adolescents
Judy Reaven, PhDDevelopmental Disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorder and co-occurring psychiatric symptoms, especially treatment of anxiety
Donald Rojas, PhDAdolescents, Autism, Child, Infant, Schizophrenia
Brain imaging in neurodevelopmental disorders
Joseph Sakai, MDAdolescents, Aggression and Conduct Disorder
Better understanding the biological basis of adolescent substance and conduct problems
Heather Taussig, PhDAdolescents, Child, Child Abuse, Foster Care
Randomized controlled efficacy trial of a preventive intervention for maltreated youth in out-of-home care
Jason Tregellas, PhDSchizophrenia
The development of neuropathology in schizophrenia, using fMR
Sarah Enos Watamura, PhDChild, Hispanic, Infant, Preschool
Children's physiologic regulation, their development within care giving contexts, and relations between physiologic regulation and physical and psychological health
Nancy Whitesell, PhDAdolescents, American Indians, Infant, Preschool, Substance Abuse
American Indian and Alaska Native populaions; early adolescent substance use (and other risk behaviors); early childhood development