Adolescent Wellbeing and Brain Development Study

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Our Adolescent Wellbeing and Brain Development Study follows-up with families in the Detroit and Toledo areas to better understand the context in which the teen lives, their behavior, and their brain function. Data collection is ongoing with a final goal of visiting with 300 families. These visits include an MRI session, clinical interviews, biomarker data (e.g., stress-evoked cortisol), family interactions, and self-reports from the teen and parent.  The ultimate goal of the study is to understand how experience may affect brain structure and function, which in turn may predict differences in behavior.  This study is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (R01 MH10376; PI: Chris Monk).

In collaboration with Princeton University and Columbia University.