Current Projects

Study of Adolescent to Adult Neural Development (SAND): 1R01MH121079-01

Between 1998 and 2000, researchers began following a large cohort of children born to predominantly low-income, at-risk families in cities such as Detroit, Toledo, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Indianapolis (amongst others) as part of the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (FFCWS). These children have subsequently been assessed at birth, 1, 3, 5, 9, and 15 years of age. Now that this cohort of children has entered young adulthood we seek to examine how their increased risk for exposure to adversity impacts later psychopathology. Through the use of MRI sessions, psychiatric interviews, self-reports, and biological samples we will be able to investigate these relationships as a part of this unique, longitudinal study, specifically as they pertain to the psychopathology of depression and anxiety. This study is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (1R01MH121079-01; PIs: Dr. Christopher Monk, Dr. Luke Hyde, and Dr. Colter Mitchell) and is a collaboration with researchers from the University of Michigan, as well as the original FFCWS investigators.