Cecile D Ladouceur, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.
Cindi Donaldson

Education & Training

University of Quebec in Montreal Clinical and Developmental Psychology
Douglas Hospital, Division of PsychiatryClinical Psychology
Ste-Justine Children's HospitalNeuropsychology
University of PittsburghDevelopmental Affective Neuroscience

Specialty Certifications

Licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Psychological Society
Member, Society of Biological Psychiatry
Member, Society for Research in Psychopathology

Selected Honors & Awards

Young Investigator Award, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Blowitz-Ridgeway Foundation Investigator, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Research Interests

Neurodevelopment of emotion regulation; Puberty and adolescent brain development; Sex differences in risk for anxiety/mood disorders
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. 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
  2. Kerestes, R, Segreti, AM, Pan, LA, Phillips, ML, Birmaher, B, Brent, DA, Ladouceur, CD. Altered neural function to happy faces in adolescents with and at risk for depression. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2016 1(192):143-152. PMID: 26724693
  3. Ladouceur CD, Silk JS, Dahl RE, Kronhaus D, Ostapenko L, Phillips ML. Fearful faces influence attentional control processes in anxious youth and adults. Emotion. 2009 9(6):855-864. PMID: 20001128
  4. Ladouceur CD, Dahl RE, Carter CS. Development of action monitoring through adolescence into adulthood: ERP and source localization. Developmental Science. 2007 10(6):874-891. PMID: 17973802
  5. Ladouceur CD, Dahl RE, Birmaher B, Williamson DE, Ryan ND, Casey BJ. Altered emotional processing in pediatric anxiety, depression, and comorbid anxiety-depression. Journal of Child Abnormal Psychology. 2005 33(2):165-177. PMID: 15839495

Clinical Interests

Pediatric anxiety and mood disorders

Education Interests

Mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; Mentoring postdoctoral and resident fellows; Career and Research Development (CARD) Seminar