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BJ Casey, PhD


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BJ Casey, PhD


BJ Casey, Ph.D., a Professor of Psychology at Yale, is a world leader in the field of developmental neuroscience. She has pioneered the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging to examine the human brain and developmental transitions across the life span, particularly during adolescence. Her scientific discoveries on brain and behavioral development have been published in over 200 peer-reviewed articles in high profile journals including Nature Medicine, Nature Neuroscience, Neuron, PNAS and Science and cited over 60,000 times and highlighted by NPR, PBS, and National Geographic. She has received numerous honors including the Thomson Reuters World’s Most Influential Minds Award, the Association for Psychological Science Lifetime Achievement Mentor Award and has served on several National Institutes of Health and National Academy of Sciences committees and advisory boards.

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  • PhD
    University of South Carolina (1990)

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