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Karim Ibrahim

Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center

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Karim Ibrahim

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Mailing Addresses

  • Child Study Center

    Neison Irving Harris Building, G02, 230 South Frontage Road

    New Haven, CT 06519

    United States

  • Ibrahim Lab

    230 South Frontage Road, Sterling Hall of Medicine , I-Wing

    New Haven, CT 06520

    United States



Karim Ibrahim is an Assistant Professor at the Yale Child Study Center. His translational neuroscience research focuses on brain networks associated with emotion regulation impairments in childhood-onset psychiatric disorders. Dr. Karim Ibrahim’s research is interdisciplinary and integrates multimodal imaging methods including functional and structural MRI, machine learning, and network neuroscience/connectomics approaches to identify biomarkers relevant to child psychopathology. His recent interests lie in using and developing tools predictive modeling/machine learning approaches that leverage large-scale neuroimaging datasets, including data from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study, for identifying robust brain-based biomarkers. Among other things in this area, his research also investigates dynamics of the human functional connectome and large-scale networks, how brain connectivity is altered in mental health disorders (such as a disruptive behavior disorders, anxiety disorders, and autism spectrum disorder) and the neural response to treatment in youths. As a licensed clinical child psychologist, he also has extensive experience in developmental psychopathology, including assessments and cognitive-behavioral interventions for autism spectrum disorder, mood, anxiety, and disruptive behavior. Karim completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center T32 research program in Translational Developmental Neuroscience and through an award from the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation multidisciplinary research training program.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral fellow
    Yale University (2020)
  • PsyD
    University of Hartford, Clinical Psychology (2016)
  • MA
    University of Hartford, Clinical Practices (2014)
  • MS
    Quinnipiac University, Cell and Molecular Biology (2009)
  • BA
    Rutgers University, Psychology and Neuroscience (2004)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Travel Fellowship AwardSociety of Biological Psychiatry2023
NIMH K23 Career Development AwardNIMH2022
Graduate Student Research AwardAmerican Psychological Association, Division 332021
Research Mentor AwardChild Study Center, Yale School of Medicine2021
Diversity Travel AwardInternational Society for Autism Research2019

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