Research Team and Collaborating Yale Faculty

Research Team

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Suman Baddam, MD

Lecturer, College Seminar Program, Yale College

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Michael Crowley, PhD

Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center

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Marcus Harrison

Research Assistant 1, HSS

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Sarah Nicholls, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in the Child Study Center

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Cynthia Willner, PhD

Associate Research Scientist

Research Interests

Affect; Anxiety; Child Development; Emotions; Human Development; Psychology, Developmental; Psychology, Educational; Psychophysiology

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Jia Wu, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in the Child Study Center

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Collaborating Yale Faculty

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Amy Arnsten, PhD

Professor of Neuroscience and of Psychology

Member, Kavli Institute of Neuroscience at Yale University

Research Interests

Aging; Alzheimer Disease; Behavioral Sciences; Cognitive Science; Mental Health; Neurobiology; Neurosciences; Prefrontal Cortex; Psychology, Child; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic

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Arielle Baskin-Sommers

Assistant Professor of Psychology and of Psychiatry

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Michelle Hampson, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and of Psychiatry and in the Child Study Center

Director of real-time fMRI

Research Interests

Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Neurofeedback; Neurosciences; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Psychiatry and Psychology; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic; Video Games

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Eli Lebowitz, PhD

Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center

Associate Director Anxiety and Mood Disorders Program

Research Interests

Anxiety; Avoidance Learning; Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Child Psychiatry; Fear; Hypothalamo-Hypophyseal System; Mental Disorders; Neurobiology; Psychiatry and Psychology; Technology

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James Leckman, MD, PhD

Neison Harris Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Pediatrics

Research Interests

Adolescent Psychiatry; Child Psychiatry; Global Health; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Psychiatry; Tic Disorders; Tourette Syndrome

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Linda Mayes, MD

Arnold Gesell Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology in the Yale Child Study Center

Chair, Yale Child Study Center

Special Advisor, Dean

Research Interests

Adolescent Psychiatry; Behavior, Addictive; Child Psychiatry; Chronic Disease; Electrophysiology; Epidemiology; Pediatrics; Psychiatry and Psychology; Stress, Psychological

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James McPartland, PhD

Associate Professor in the Child Study Center and of Psychology

Associate Director, Developmental Electrophysiology Lab

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Yale Child Study Center

Director, Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic

Research Interests

Asperger Syndrome; Autistic Disorder; Child Development; Child Development Disorders, Pervasive; Developmental Disabilities; Event-Related Potentials, P300; Evoked Potentials; Psychology, Child; Psychophysiology; Social Perception

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Marc Potenza, PhD, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience

Director, Center of Excellence in Gambling Research

Director, Yale Program for Research on Impulsivity and Impulse Control Disorders

Director, Women and Addictive Disorders, Women's Health Research at Yale

Research Interests

Child Psychiatry; Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders; Gambling; Neurobiology; Psychiatry; Psychiatry and Psychology; Psychotherapy; Substance-Related Disorders

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Wendy Silverman, PhD, ABPP

Alfred A. Messer Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Psychology

Director, Yale Child Study Center Program for Anxiety Disorders

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