Laura R Ment MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Neurology) and of Neurology; Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical Group

Medical Education Staff

Office of Student ResearchVascular Biology and Therapeutics ProgramNeurology | Pediatrics: Pediatric Neurology; Pediatric Specialty Center

Research Interests

Adaptive Mechanisms of Developing Brain; Clinical Studies of Pathophysiology and Gene Targets for Prevention of Injury to Preterm Brain; Volumetric, Diffusion Tensor and Functional Imaging of Developmental Changes; Preclinical Studies in employing Animal Models of Injury and Repair in Preterm Brain with MRI, Genetic and Behavioral Assessments more...


  • M.D., Tufts University, 1973

Selected Publications

  • Myers EH, Hampson M, Vohr B, Lacadie C, Frost SJ, Pugh KR, Katz KH, Schneider KC, Makuch RW, Constable RT, Ment LR. Functional connectivity to a right hemisphere language center in prematurely born adolescents. NeuroImage 2010;51:1445-52.
  • Luu TM, Vohr BR, Schneider KC, Katz KH, Tucker R, Allan WC, Ment LR. Trajectories of receptive language development from 3 to 12 years of age for very preterm children. Pediatrics. 2009 Jul;124(1):333-41.
  • Gozzo Y, Vohr B, Lacadie C, Hampson M, Katz KH, Maller-Kesselman J, Schneider KC, Peterson BS, Rajeevan N, Makuch RW, Constable RT, Ment LR. Alterations in neural connectivity in preterm children at school age. Neuroimage. 2009 Nov 1;48(2):458-63. Epub 2009 Jun 25.



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