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Cortico-striatal circuit abnormalities; OCD; Cellular/circuit mechanisms;negative reinforcement; Human post-mortem studies; synaptic abnormalities
Ahmari
Susanne
Computational psychiatry; Geriatric mental health; Neuroimaging
Aizenstein
Howard
Alzheimer's disease; Aging
Ali Pascoal
Tharick
Dimensional psychopathology; Anxiety and irritability; Modeling aversive learning
Allen
Timothy
Accelerated aging in late-life mood disorders; Neural basis of anxiety & depression in late-life; Biomarkers of treatment response
Andreescu
Carmen
Stress-related neural circuitry; Childhood threat and deprivation; Infant neurodevelopment and emotionality
Banihashemi
Layla
Cognitive therapy in autism
Baumann
Barbara
Social cognition in personality disorders; Computational neuroscience; Social determinants of emotion
Beeney
Joseph
Traumatic brain injury; Toxic exposure
Beers
Sue
Computational models to predict mood disorders; Neural mechanisms of mood disorders; Evaluating results in machine learning approaches
Bertocci
Michele
Bipolar spectrum disorders; Mood and anxiety disorders; Phenomenology, course & treatment
Birmaher
Boris
Biobehavioral oncology; Biobehavioral factors to cancer etiology; Biobehavioral factors to treatment response
Bovbjerg
Dana
Treatment of adolescent depression; Adolescent suicide prevention; Prediction of suicidal risk
Brent
David
Learning and decision-making; Anxiety, trauma, and mood disorders; Neurocomputational modeling
Brown
Vanessa
Trajectory of cognitive function
Butters
Meryl
Evaluation and neurobiology of insomnia; Sleep and circadian rhythms; Self-report measures of sleep
Buysse
Daniel
Depression risk & developmental neuroscience; Emotional reactivity & regulation, reward process; Multimodal assessment of emotion
Bylsma
Lauren
Biopsychosocial risk mechanisms for aggression; Emotional reactivity and dysregulation; Emotion socialization
Byrd
Amy
Cognitive & affective systems in adolescence; Adolescent multi-modal neuroimaging; Adolescent neurophysiological development
Calabro
Finnegan
Sensitive periods neurodevelopment; Neural effects of exercise; Neuroplasticity
Cameron
Judy
Computational analysis of behavioral performance; Task-based & resting state neuroimaging analysis; Multivariate analysis techniques
Chase
Henry
Herbal adjunctive treatment for schizophrenia; Smoking cessation in the mentally ill; Music therapy & negative symptoms of schizophrenia
Chengappa
Kadiamada
Adolescent substance use; Adolescent cognition & brain development; Adolescent sleep
Clark
Duncan
Auditory neurophysiology in schizophrenia; Non-invasive brain stimulation in psychiatry; Cognitive dysfunction in psychosis
Coffman
Brian
Alzheimer's disease; PET imaging of Alzheimer's disease; Multimodal neuroimaging
Cohen
Ann
tDCS brain stimulation & combined therapies; Methods to reduce cue-reactivity in smokers
Conklin
Cynthia
Obesity and eating disorders; Children, pregnant women and families; Intervention development and delivery
Conlon
Rachel
Emotion awareness and regulation; Adapting mindfulness for ASD; Suicidality in ASD
Conner
Caitlin
Modeling of CNS infections using induced pluripote; Modeling schizophrenia using induced pluripotents; Development of three-dimensional neuronal platform
D'Aiuto
Leonardo
Perinatal substance use; Dual use of cannabis and cigarettes; Syndemics of reproductive health
DeGenna
Natacha
Genetic basis of disease and disorders; Statistical genetics; Genomics, transcriptomics & proteomics
Devlin
Bernie
Mental health & outcomes in transplant patients; Depression risk factors/prevention in older adults; Research methodology and clinical trial design
Dew
Mary Amanda
Decision-making in psychopathology; Reinforcement learning
Dombrovski
Alexandre
Substance use disorders; Psychology of behavior change; HIV and AIDS
Douaihy
Antoine
Sensory neuroscience in mood & anxiety disorders; Psychophysiology; Multimodal MRI
Edmiston
Elliot
Transcriptomics in human postmortem brain
Enwright
John
LGBTQA+ mental health, health equity & depression; Social media-based interventions; Mixed methods
Escobar-Viera
César
Neuropharmacology; Neuroendocrinology; Nutritional biochemistry
Fernstrom
John
Biomarkers of schizophrenia & related disorders; Neuroimaging; Neuromodulations (i.e. TMS, TBS)
Ferrarelli
Fabio
Alterations in GABA circuitry in schizophrenia; Sex differences in circuit alterations; Normal development of primate circuitry
Fish
Kenneth
Clinical affective neuroscience; Reward & emotion neural circuitry in adolescents; Brain development
Forbes
Erika
rTMS in mood disorders; rTMS in eating behavior
Forman
Steven
Sleep, sleep disorders, and sleep deprivation; Affective neuroscience; Adolescence
Franzen
Peter
Activity-dependent local translation in Alzheimers; Dopamine neuron vulnerability; aging & Parkinson's; Antipsychotic drug-induced metabolic syndrome
Freyberg
Zachary
Diagnosis & risk factors; neurocognitive disorders; Assessment of cognition in different populations; Cross-national studies of neurocognitive disorders
Ganguli
Mary
Sleep; Post-traumatic stress disorder; Neural fear (threat) circuitry
Germain
Anne
Alzheimer's disease/related dementias; Lithium and neuroprotection; Bipolar disorder & aging
Gildengers
Ariel
Schizophrenia; Cortical circuitry & mitochondrial alterations
Glausier
Jill
Adolescent mood disorders & suicide; Proximal risk factors for suicidal behavior; Psychosocial prevention and intervention
Goldstein
Tina
Parvalbumin interneuron alterations; schizophrenia; Pyramidal neuron alterations in schizophrenia; Cellular basis of working memory & its alterations
Gonzalez-Burgos
Guillermo
Meditation for chronic pain management; Patient-reported outcomes instrument development; Context factors in clinical treatment
Greco
Carol
Dendritic alterations in schizophrenia; Dendritic regression pathways
Grubisha
Melanie
Gujral
Swathi
Schizophrenia and psychotic disorders; Prodromal indicators of risk for psychosis; Etiology & risk for suicide in psychosis
Haas
Gretchen
Person-level risk prediction for bipolar disorder; Neuroimaging of mood disorders; Neural & behavioral mechanisms of mindfulness
Hafeman
Danella
Impact of disturbed sleep to health & function; Sleep disparities; Biological/behavioral/social pathways & sleep
Hall
M.H. Martica
Down syndrome and dementia; ADHD in autism spectrum disorder; Parent training in autism spectrum disorder
Handen
Benjamin
Sleep and circadian rhythms; Affective neuroscience; Mood and substance use disorders
Hasler
Brant
Genetic/epigenetic influences on addiction; Genetic/epigenetic influences on brain structure
Hill
Shirley
Reproductive mental health; Stress response; Intergenerational studies
Hipwell
Alison
Threat dysregulation/social dysfunction & risk; Cognition and affect in adolescence; Ambulatory assessment methodology
Horton
Leslie
Sleep-mediated regulation of reward; Neuroplasticity in drug addiction
Huang
Yanhua
Metrics of neurodevelopment & genetics in youth; Deviations from typical neurodevelopment; Structural/functional MRI aberrations in psychosis
Jalbrzikowski
Maria
Emotion and cognition interactions; Stress and anxiety; Reward and cognition interactions
Jones
Neil
Infant and toddler attention; Early risk signals; neurodevelopmental disorders
Joseph
Heather
Prediction of treatment response; Risk asessment in Alzheimer's disease; Novel interventions using TMS
Karim
Helmet
Neuroimaging & blood biomarkers; Aging and dementia
Klunk
William
Dissemination and implementation science; Collaborative pediatric health care
Kolko
David
Course & outcome of juvenile depressive disorders; Emotion regulation in depression risk; Health consequences of early-onset depression
Kovacs
Maria
Neurodevelopment of emotion regulation; Puberty and adolescent brain development; Anxiety and mood disorders
Ladouceur
Cecile
Sleep interventions; Sleep and mood; Implementation
Levenson
Jessica
Pregnant/postpartum women's health; Binge eating and obesity; Women's smoking behavior
Levine
Michele
Schizophrenia; Cognition; Cortical circuitry
Lewis
David
Childhood disruptive behavior disorders; Evidence-based assessment; Research methodology
Lindhiem
Oliver
Dopaminergic neurodevelopment; GABA/glutamate neurodevelopment; Neurocognitive development
Luna
Beatriz
Proteomics and protein networks; Schizophrenia relevant spine biology; Protein network alterations in schizophrenia
MacDonald
Matthew
Episodic and working memory; Visual imagery; Depression - obesity interaction
Manelis
Anna
Diagnosis of alcohol & substance use disorders; Clinical course of alcohol & drug problems
Martin
Christopher
Emotion reactivity and regulation; Measure development; Clinical trials in autism
Mazefsky
Carla
Circadian rhythms in psychiatric disorders; Molecular mechanisms of psychiatric disorders
McClung
Colleen
Implementation science; Children's mental health services; Child maltreatment
McGuier
Elizabeth
Epigenetic mechanisms in schizophrenia; Epigenetics in Alzheimers disease & normal aging; Epigenetics
McKinney
Brandon
Neurobiology of stress & suicide; Peripheral and neural biomarkers; Children, adolescents & young adults
Melhem
Nadine
Etiology, course & treatment of ADHD; Etiology, course & treatment of substance use; Primary care and ADHD treatment
Molina
Brooke
Children at familial risk for depression; Behavior inhibition
Morgan
Judith
Neuromodulation: TMS, DBS, tFUS; Substance use disorders; Reward circuits
Moussawi
Khaled
Genetic/environmental roots of cognitive variables; Cellular models for psychosis; Neurovirology
Nimgaonkar
Vishwajit
Cryo-electron microscopy and tomography; Biochemistry and structural biology
Ning
Jiying
Child and adolescent depression, and suicide risk; Developmental affective neuroscience
Oppenheimer
Caroline
Neuroimaging predictors of treatment response; Interactions between belief, learning & mood; Computational models of placebo effects
Peciña
Marta
Health disparities in alcohol & substance use risk; Alcohol response and impulsivity; ADHD and substance use
Pedersen
Sarah
Developmental neuroscience; Cortical and striatal development; Autism spectrum disorders
Peixoto
Rui
Behavioral factors in drug use; Methods to test novel treatments; Drug effects promoting dependence
Perkins
Kenneth
Neuroimaging in mood disorders & OCD; Neuromodulation in mood disorders; Infant affective neural circuitry
Phillips
Mary
Personality disorders; Psychometrics; Treatment outcome research
Pilkonis
Paul
Network neuroscience related to risk for psychoses; Multimodal neuroimaging; Schizophrenia treatment clinical trials
Prasad
Konasale
Synergistic bio-behavioral treatment combinations; Neurocognitive substrates of depression/anxiety; Rapid-acting, neuromodulation & computer treatment
Price
Rebecca
Opioid use disorders; Transcriptional/proteomic alterations in the brain; Circadian clocks; mechanisms of opioid use
Puig
Stephanie
Effects of prenatal drug exposure on offspring; Patterns of prenatal drug use in young women; Prenatal substance use research methodologies
Richardson
Gale
Impact of obesity on the developing brain; Effects of hormones on cardiovascular health; Technological interventions for youth/young adults
Rofey
Dana
Machine learning and big data in psychiatry
Ryan
Neal
Infant health; Children and adolescents; Biological psychology
Salisbury
Elisabeth
Multimodal imaging; Brain deficits in early psychosis; Progressive deficits in psychosis
Salisbury
Dean
Treatment outcomes; trajectories; Psychiatric neuroimaging; Therapeutic trials
Sarpal
Deepak
Personality disorders; Aggression and interpersonal problems; Suicide and self-injury
Scott
Lori
Sex differences in psychiatric disorders; Dendritic spine/microglia alterations; depression; Molecular rhythm disruptions in brain disorders
Seney
Marianne
Neural mechanisms of mood disorders; Neural mechanisms of recovery; Targeted interventions
Siegle
Greg
Rest-activity rhythms and health; Brain aging and mental health; Accelerometer-guided interventions
Smagula
Stephen
Developmental affective neuroscience; Sleep; Mood disorders
Soehner
Adriane
Bereavement and aging; Circadian rhythms and late-life depression; Behavioral interventions for depression prevention
Stahl
Sarah
Borderline personality disorder; Preschool emotion regulation; Proximal markers of suicide risk
Stepp
Stephanie
Bipolar disorder; Maternal depression; Psychotherapy research
Swartz
Holly
Psychosis in Alzheimer's disease; Molecular mechanisms of psychosis; Synaptic alterations in schizophrenia
Sweet
Robert
Cognition & decision-making; suicide; Suicide in late life
Szanto
Katalin
Auditory deficits in schizophrenia; Neural substrate of echoic memory; Adaptation and predictive coding
Teichert
Tobias
LGBT health; Suicidal behavior; HIV prevention
Thoma
Brian
Menopause and cardiovascular disease; Menopause and neurocognitive health; Trauma and cardiovascular disease risk
Thurston
Rebecca
Addiction; Learning and memory processes; Adolescent drug exposure long term effects
Torregrossa
Mary
Neuroimaging studies of age-related pathology; Statistical methods for multimodal imaging studies; Alzheimer's disease
Tudorascu
Dana
Tung-Phan
Irene
Reinforcement learning; Decision-making; Depression and suicide
Vanyukov
Polina
Development and treatment of youth depression; Depression treatment targets; Childhood adversity and youth psychopathology
Vaughn-Coaxum
Rachel
Weight/cardiometabolic outcomes; Physical function and mood; Health-related quality of life
Venditti
Elizabeth
Neural correlates of bipolar disorder course; Neuroimaging in adolescents with mTBI; Neural correlates of ADHD
Versace
Amelia
Alzheimer's disease; Nuclear medicine; Disease-specific biomarkers
Villemagne
Victor
Microglial activation in schizophrenia; Cortical circuitry dysfunction in schizophrenia; Animal models; pathophysiology of schizophrenia
Volk
David
Machine learning; Clustering; Methods for NIMH RDoC data
Wallace
Meredith
Alcohol use disorder; Genetics; Adolescent development
Wang
Frances
Sleep regulation and reward
Wang
Yao
Mobile cognitive assessment; Alzheimer's disease and dementia; Psychosocial influences on cognition
Weinstein
Andrea
Sleep promoting brain health & cognition; Sleep enhancement methods; Sleep and aging
Wilckens
Kristine
Mechanisms of depression & anxiety; Neurocognitive interventions; Gender-based disparities in depression
Woody
Mary
Brain development and aging; Neuroimaging
Wu
Minjie
Neuroimaging; Human brain mapping
Yang
Shaolin
Real-time fMRI neurofeedback; Autobiographical memory; Neural correlates of mood disorders
Young
Kymberly