ABOUT NCANDA OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY

NCANDA OHSU is located in Portland, Oregon at Oregon Health & Science University in the Department of Psychiatry. Our research group has focused on understanding the development of executive, emotional, reward-based, and resting-state networks in the developing brain and how perturbations to these systems may result in a heightened vulnerability for psychopathology during the adolescent years. For the NCANDA project, we are a data collection site, bringing 150 participants into our lab on a yearly basis to see how their brains, cognition, and behaviors change over time and with the use of drugs and alcohol. We aim toward understanding the influence of alcohol on adolescent brain circuitry and at delineating risk-related abnormalities in developing adolescent brain networks. Understanding the neural phenotypes associated with increased risk for alcoholism and the potentially deleterious impact of alcohol on the neural connections in the adolescent brain could aid in the development of targeted strategies aimed at reducing adolescent alcohol drinking behaviors.

NCANDA OHSU INVESTIGATORS

Bonnie J. Nagel, Ph.D. - NCANDA OHSU Principal Investigator. Dr. Nagel is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University.

Damien Fair, Ph.D. - Co-Investigator of NCANDA OHSU. Dr. Fair is an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University.

Christopher Kroenke, Ph.D. - Co-Investigator of NCANDA OHSU. Dr. Kroenke is an Associate Scientist at the Advanced Imaging Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University.

NCANDA OHSU RESEARCHERS AND STAFF

Stephen Boyd, Ph.D. - Post-Doctoral Fellow

Angelica Morales, Ph.D. - Post-Doctoral Fellow

Kristina Hernandez, B.A. - Project Coordinator and Research Assistant

Alicia Johnson, B.A. - Research Assistant

Kalene Savage, B.A. - Research Assistant

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Mailing Address:

Developmental Brain Imaging Lab
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR 97239

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Site Coordinator:

Kristina Hernandez, B.A.