Center for the Developing Brain

The Center for the Developing Brain is the hub of the Child Mind Institute’s research activity. Bringing together leading scientists and researchers from across disciplines, the Center is at the forefront of neuroscience efforts to find objective biological measures of mental illness in the developing brain.

Studies such as the Healthy Brain Network and the Clinical-Research Integration project are changing the way scientists and clinicians understand and treat children struggling with mental health and learning disorders. By freely sharing data with researchers around the world, developing software for analysis and applying clinical experience to treatment development, the Center is realizing tangible goals that are moving quickly towards discoveries that will help children. Soon the work of the Center will lead to earlier diagnosis, better matching treatments to individual cases and creating new and better interventions to transform children’s lives.

Our Team

Michael P. Milham, MD, PhD
Michael P. Milham, MD, PhD

Phyllis Green and Randolph Cōwen Scholar; Director, Center for the Developing Brain; Pediatric Psychopharmacologist

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Cameron Craddock, PhD
Cameron Craddock, PhD

Director of Imaging; Research Scientist, Center for the Developing Brain

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Arno Klein, PhD
Arno Klein, PhD

Director of Innovative Technologies; Research Scientist, Center for the Developing Brain

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Tomáš Paus, MD, PhD
Tomáš Paus, MD, PhD

Dr. John and Consuela Phelan Scholar; Director of Population Neuroscience; Senior Scientist, Center for the Developing Brain

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Dr. John and Consuela Phelan Scholar

Lindsay Alexander, MPH
Lindsay Alexander, MPH

Clinical Data Manager

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Lei Ai, PhD

Neuroimaging Data Analyst, Center for the Developing Brain

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Jon Clucas, MIS

Research Assistant, Center for the Developing Brain

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Erica Ho
Erica Ho

Volunteer Predoctoral Research Associate

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Bonhwang Koo

Research Assistant, Center for the Developing Brain

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Nicholas Langer, PhD
Nicholas Langer, PhD

Endeavor Scientist Program Alumnus and Volunteer

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Aki Nikolaidis, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for the Developing Brain

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David O'Connor, MS

Data Analyst, Center for the Developing Brain

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Alexander Opitz, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Computational Neuroimaging Lab and Center for the Developing Brain

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Jacob Stroud

Junior Research Assistant, Center for the Developing Brain

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Helen Xu, Research Assistant
Helen Xu, BA

Research Assistant

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Ting Xu, PhD
Ting Xu, PhD

Post Doctoral Fellow, Center for the Developing Brain

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