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DPRG Postdoctoral Research Training Program

Department of Psychology

Methodologies used by DPRG Faculty

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Bruce Appel, PhDGenetics; Molecular and Cellular Biology
The role of glial cells in establishing and maintaining functional neural circuits
Marie T. Banich, PhDNeuroimaging
Cognitive neuroscience and human neuropsychology
Tim Benke, MD, PhDGenetics; Molecular and Cellular Biology
Cellular mechanisms by which early life seizures (ELS) subvert the processes of normal neuronal development
Elysia Poggi Davis, PhDPhenomenology, Biomarkers: Human and Animal Models
Prenatal/early origins of health and development
Guido Frank, MDNeuroimaging
Brain imaging in eating disorders and in impulsive aggression in youth
Christian Hopfer, MDGenetics; Molecular and Cellular Biology
Clinical epidemiology and behavior genetics of conduct disorder
Mark Laudenslager, PhDBiomarkers: Human and Animal Models
Psycho-neuroendocrinology / immunology of behavioral development
Amanda Law, PhDGenetics; Molecular and Cellular Biology
Molecular and cellular mechanisms of genetic susceptibility to severe psychiatric disorders
Ken Maclean, PhDGenetics; Molecular and Cellular Biology
Animal models of Down syndrome and autism
Elaine Morrato, DrPH, MPH, CPHSystems, Epidemiology and Outcomes
Accelerating the translation of pharmaceutical innovation (with an emphasis on drug safety and FDA warnings) into practice to improve population health. 
Douglas K. Novins, MDTreatment, Systems, Epidemiology and Outcomes
Special problems of American Indian adolescents
Judy Reaven, PhDTreatment
Autism Spectrum Disorder and co-occurring psychiatric symptoms, especially treatment of anxiety
Donald Rojas, PhDNeuroimaging
Brain imaging in neurodevelopmental disorders
Joseph Sakai, MDNeuroimaging
Better understanding the biological basis of adolescent substance and conduct problems
Heather Taussig, PhDTreatment, Systems, Epidemiology and Outcomes
Randomized controlled efficacy trial of a preventive intervention for maltreated youth in out-of-home care
Jason Tregellas, PhDNeuroimaging
The development of neuropathology in schizophrenia, using fMR
Sarah Enos Watamura, PhDBiomarkers: Human and Animal Models
Children's physiologic regulation, their development within care giving contexts, and relations between physiologic regulation and physical and psychological health
Nancy Whitesell, PhDSystems, Epidemiology and Outcomes
American Indian and Alaska Native populaions; early adolescent substance use (and other risk behaviors); early childhood development