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The Developmental Psychopathology Lab

The research in our lab centers around understanding psychological disorders across the lifespan, with a specific focus on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities (LDs), and other disorders that commonly co-occur with ADHD and LDs. Our studies use multiple methods to determine the causes and consequences of these disorders. We apply behavioral and molecular genetic methods to identify genetic and environmental factors that increase susceptibility to these disorders, then use neuropsychological and functional brain imaging techniques to determine how these risk factors are expressed in the brain. By integrating these results with data from our clinical studies, we hope to develop comprehensive models that explain how these causal factors lead to the final behavioral symptoms of these disorders, facilitating the development of effective interventions. Please click any of the links below for a description of our previous and current studies.

Colorado Learning Disabilities Research Center

International Longitudinal Twin Study of Early Reading Development

NICHD Learning Disabilities Research Hub (web page coming soon)

Validity of ADHD across the lifespan