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SPS Fall Virtual Colloquium: Megan Herting, Ph.D. - The Five Ws of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study

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Megan Herting, Ph.D.

Presentation title: The Five Ws of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study

Short Bio: Megan Herting, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Southern California and Director of the Herting Neuroimaging Laboratory. Dr. Herting’s research interests involve understanding brain-behavior trajectories across adolescence, in order to better determine when and how to best intervene for boys and girls at risk for developing cognitive and mental health disorders. Using cognitive-behavioral assessments and a multi-modal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) approach, her laboratory examines how environmental factors (e.g. physical activity, air pollution), as well as hormones influence neurodevelopment outcomes. Dr. Herting is also a co-Principal Investigator of one of the study sites for NIH’s landmark Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study. She will be presenting on the Five Ws (i.e., who, what, when, where, and why) of the ABCD study as well as provide some tricks and tips on ways to access and use the open-access ABCD data. 

Monday, October 5, 2020 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Molly Thibado

Molly Thibado left a positive review 10/4/2020

Dr. Herting provided the perfect amount of detail to give a good overview but keep it quick and interesting :)