Linda C Mayes MD

Arnold Gesell Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases), of Pediatrics and of Psychology; Chair, Directorial Team Anna Freud Centre at London; Special Advisor, Dean

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical Group

LCME Academic Environment Subcommittee

DAHRSWomen & Child Health

School of Public Health

Child Study Center: Developmental Electrophysiology Lab | Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy | NIMH Research Training Program in Childhood-onset Neuropsychiatric Disorders | Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training Program | Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program


Pediatrics: Developmental Follow-Up Clinic (Newborn Follow-Up Clinic)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Research Clinic

Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) on Sex and Gender Factors Affecting Women's Health

Stress & Addiction Clinical Research Program

Women's Behavioral Health Research, Division of

Research Interests

Early adversity; Stress regulation; Parental addiction; Risk for drug use in adolescence; Neural circuitry of social attachment and parental behavior; Developing reward systems; Electrophysiology more...


  • M.D., Vanderbilt University, 1977

Selected Publications

  • Mayes, L.C., Molfese, D.L., Key, A.F. , & Hunter, N. (2005). Event-Related Potentials In Cocaine-Exposed Children During A Stroop Task. Neurotoxicology and Teratology. 27: 797-813.
  • Schroder, M., Snyder, P., Sielski, I. & Mayes, L.C. (2004). Impaired performance of children exposed in-utero to cocaine on a novel test of visuospatial working memory. Brain and Cognition. 55 (2): 409-12.
  • Molitor, A., Mayes, L.C., Ward, A. (2003) Emotion regulation behavior during a separation procedure in 18-month-old children of mothers using cocaine and other drugs. Development and Psychopathology, 15: 39-54.



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