Welcome to the Brain Development, Psychopathology, and Mental Health Lab!
The goal of our research is to identify factors that interact at multiple levels of analysis (brain, behavior, social contexts) to predict the development of mental health problems during adolescence. We are particularly interested in understanding how people react to stress, and the factors that increase resilience or vulnerability to stress-related psychopathology.
Graduate students Angelica Carranza and Andrea Cordero both received training awards from NIH! Congrats!
PI Johnna Swartz has received an NIH R21 to conduct a longitudinal follow-up in the IDEA study of Brazilian adolescents at risk for depression and an NIH R01 to conduct a longitudinal follow-up in the California Families Project, a sample of Mexican-origin individuals followed from childhood!