Cecile D Ladouceur, PhD

Cecile D Ladouceur, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.
Amanda Trujillo

Education & Training

Clinical and Developmental Psychology, University of Quebec in Montreal
Clinical Psychology, Douglas Hospital, Division of Psychiatry
Neuropsychology, Ste-Justine Children's Hospital
Developmental Affective Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh

Professional Affiliations

Member, Association for Psychological Science
Member, Society of Biological Psychiatry
Member, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology

Selected Honors & Awards

Membership, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Fellow, Association for Psychological Science
Young Investigator Award, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Research Interests

Neurodevelopment of emotion regulation; Puberty and adolescent brain development; Anxiety and mood disorders
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Ladouceur CD, Kerestes R, Schlund MW, Shirtcliff EA, Lee Y, Dahl RE. Neural systems underlying reward cue processing in early adolescence: the role of puberty and pubertal hormones. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2019 102:281-291. PMID: 30639923; PMCID: PMC7085287
  2. Ladouceur CD, Schlund MW, Segreti AM. Positive reinforcement modulates fronto-limbic systems subserving emotional interference in adolescents. Behavioural Brain Research. 2018 15;338:109-117. PMID: 29079512; PMCID: PMC6338073
  3. Ladouceur CD, Tan P, Sharma V, Bylsma L, Silk J, Siegle G, Forbes E, McMakin DL, Dahl RE, Kendall PC, Mannarino A, Ryan ND. Error-related brain activity in pediatric anxiety disorders remains elevated following individual therapy: a randomized clinical trial. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 2018 59(11):1152-1161. PMID: 29603219; PMCID: PMC6165715
  4. Ladouceur CD, Diwadkar V, White R., Bass J., Birmaher B, Axelson DA, Phillips ML. Fronto-limbic function in unaffected offspring at familial risk for bipolar disorder during an emotional working memory paradigm. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 2013 5:185-196. PMID: 23590840; PMCID: PMC3676715
  5. Ladouceur CD. Neural systems supporting cognitive affective interactions in adolescence: The role of puberty and implications for affective disorders. Frontiers of Integrative Neuroscience. 2012 6(65):1-11. doi:10.3389/fnint.2012.00065. PMID: 22969712

Clinical Interests

Pediatric anxiety disorders; Pediatric mood disorders; Risk for affective disorders in adolescence

Education Interests

Research mentorship; Career development; Leadership