Special issue of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience features national ABCD study, OHSU researchers

Sarah Feldstein Ewing, Ph.D.

A special issue of the journal Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience features more than a dozen articles related to the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study, a landmark study on brain development and child health led by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Sarah Feldstein Ewing, Ph.D., pictured above, co-edited and authored four articles in this special issue.

Feldstein Ewing and Bonnie Nagel, Ph.D., professors of psychiatry in the School of Medicine, and Damien Fair, Ph.D., associate professor of behavioral neuroscience in the School of Medicine, are the principal investigators at OHSU. Nagel and Fair each authored articles in this issue.

OHSU is one of 21 institutions nationwide recruiting families to participate in the ABCD Study. The OHSU team’s goal is to enroll and follow 550 youths ages 9 to 10 from local and surrounding community schools. Studying this crucial time in development is necessary to enhance understanding of changes in the developing brain and ways to prevent and treat problems that emerge during adolescence, including substance abuse and mood disorders.

Resources

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience: The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Consortium: Rationale, Aims, and Assessment Strategy

National Institute on Drug Abuse: Special journal issue highlights ABCD brain study

NIH Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study at OHSU

Research Week 2017: Kids will be kids. But, why?

OHSU scientists awarded NIH grant to study substance abuse and adolescent brain development

See more coverage of Feldstein Ewing’s work on the Translational Research of Adolescent Change Lab‘s news page.