Position title: Associate Professor
Phone: (608) 263-6068
Ph.D. in Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Our BRAVE Research Center uses a variety of approaches to study the effects of adversity and trauma on brain development and family function. Grounded in neuroscience, we use brain imaging (MRI), physiology, genetics, microbiome, and other techniques to understand brain-body function in typically developing youth, trauma-exposed youth, and youth with mental illness such as PTSD. By establishing the neural circuits and biology involved in vulnerability and resilience to trauma, we aim to use this knowledge to improve our diagnosis of mental illness, and develop new treatments that will help to foster resilient brain development and promote well-being in childhood and beyond.
Pediatric, trauma, PTSD, resilience, neurodevelopment