Hilary Blumberg, M.D.
Associate professor of psychiatry and diagnostic radiology
Linda C. Mayes, M.D.
Arnold Gesell Professor of Child Development in the Child Study Center and professor of pediatrics and psychology
“Adolescents, particularly those from stressful environments, are especially likely to engage in risky behaviors including drug use. These risky behaviors are due in part to the fact that brain systems involved in inhibiting behavior and understanding the consequences of actions are still maturing. This project will use cutting-edge brain scanning techniques to examine how stress can alter adolescent brain development to increase risk for addiction.”