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and treatment of mental illnesses.

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Integrative Studies of Neurobehavioral Trajectories


This program supports research focused on the interrelations among a broad range of risk processes and phenotypes across time and development, with a particular emphasis on the interaction between experience, biological factors, and development. Of particular interest are studies that examine basic behavioral components that span multiple disorders; studies that link biological and behavioral components of normal and abnormal functioning; and studies of early neurodevelopment and behavior, etiology, biomarkers, and assessment that are applicable to multiple forms of psychopathology. The program includes, but is not limited to, research on perinatal contributions to neurodevelopment; the long-term effects of experience and the developmental origins of health and disease; the effects of stress and adversity on brain maturation and risk for psychopathology; and the intersection of physiological and brain development.


Julia Zehr, Ph.D.
Program Chief
6001 Executive Boulevard, MSC 9617