Healthy Brain Network

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The study of brain development is the single most important route to new and better diagnostic tools and treatments. That’s why the Child Mind Institute is leading an unprecedented initiative to collect imaging and clinical data from thousands of young people —and share this de-identified data with the global scientific community to accelerate discovery. In the process, this community-based research program, the Healthy Brain Network, is providing mental health evaluations and follow-up resources at no cost to thousands of children.

All participants and their families will receive an extensive feedback session with a licensed clinician following their evaluation. And the comprehensive data provided — brain imaging and genetics, along with psychiatric, behavioral and cognitive information — will form an online database available to all. When the scientific community uses this data to identify biological markers of psychiatric illness, it will improve diagnosis and treatment from an objective biological perspective.

We feel a tremendous sense of urgency to advance the science of the developing brain to help these children.

Unlike other research efforts where data is held until papers are published, or longer, the Healthy Brain Network is committed to open science and will share its results with researchers around the world. In addition, the mobile units will take cutting-edge technologies out of the lab and into communities to facilitate data collection and to address the needs of children who may otherwise not have access to care.

The goal of the Healthy Brain Network is bold: to seek out biological markers of mental health disorders in the developing brain. Every day that knowledge grows closer. The community-based research center on Staten Island has begun collecting what will be the largest-ever database on the developing brain. Plans are in motion to open additional research centers in Brooklyn and other boroughs in the coming years to enable the study to succeed. As the Child Mind Institute president Harold Koplewicz says, “We feel a tremendous sense of urgency to advance the science of the developing brain to help these children.”


Our Donors

The Healthy Brain Network is made possible by individuals and foundations who believe brain science can transform the lives of children struggling with mental health and learning disorders.

Abigail Pogrebin and David Shapiro
Agapi and Bruce Burkard
Amy and John Phelan
Amy and John Weinberg
Brooklyn Nets
Charissa Andreotti
Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation
Cherie Bingo
Christine and Richard Mack
Elaine Thomas and Joseph Healey
Eve and Ross Jaffe
George Hall
Gray Foundation
Howard & Irene Levine Family Foundation
James Chang
Jen and Jon Harris
Julie and Edward Minskoff
Karen Lerner Family Foundation
Laura and Harry Slatkin
Linda and Arthur Carter
Linda and Jim Robinson
Linnea and George Roberts
Lisa Bilotti Foundation
Lisa Domenico Brooke
Mindy Schneider and Michael Lesser, MD
Morgan Stanley Foundation
New York City Council
Nitzia and George Logothetis
Phyllis Green and Randolph Cōwen
Preethi Krishna and Ram Sundaram
Rachael and Marshall Levine
Sarah and Geoff Gund
Seligman Onward Upward Fund
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Susan Miller and Byron Grote
Tammy and Jay Levine
The Hearst Foundations
The Margaret Grieve Fund
The Schaps Family
The Schwartz Family Foundation, Inc.
Valerie Mnuchin
Vicki and Richard Birdoff
Zibby and Kyle Owens
Donors to the 2013 Child Advocacy Award Dinner Auction
Donors to the 2012 Brant Art Auction

To make a financial contribution or learn more about the impact this open-data, community-based study is having on science and the community, contact Sarah Burke, Director of Development at 646-625-4276.

Our Team

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

Vice President of Research, Phyllis Green and Randolph Cōwen Scholar; Director, Center for the Developing Brain; Director, Healthy Brain Network; Senior Pediatric Psychopharmacologist

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Tabinda Abro

Participant Navigator, Healthy Brain Network

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Lindsay Alexander, MPH
Lindsay Alexander, MPH

Research Operations Manager

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Appelgren Michael CMI
Michael Appelgren, PsyD, NCSP, ABSNP

School Psychologist, Healthy Brain Network

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Eliza Brookman

Social Work Intern, Healthy Brain Network

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Marijayne Bushey

Research Marketing Specialist, Healthy Brain Network

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Diamond Camacho, MA

Participant Navigator, Healthy Brain Network

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Victoria Castagna

Research Assistant, Healthy Brain Network

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Carolyn Chadwick

Research Assistant, Healthy Brain Network

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Ahrisue Choi

MRI Participant Navigator, Healthy Brain Network

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Alexia Cole

MRI Participant Navigator, Healthy Brain Network

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Jacob DeRosa

Imaging Supervisor, Healthy Brain Network

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Diah Ramon CMI
Ramon Diah

Research Assistant, Healthy Brain Network

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Falco Jessica CMI
Jessica Falco, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist, Healthy Brain Network

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Francesca Fernandez

Research Assistant, Healthy Brain Network

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Fiszbein Gabriela CMI
Gabriela Fiszbein, LMSW

Associate Clinical Evaluator

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Fitzgerald Katie CMI
Katie Fitzgerald, Ed.M NCSP

School Psychologist, Healthy Brain Network

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Brian Fradera

Intake Coordinator, Healthy Brain Network

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Joseph Gebbie, MSEd, MPS

Data Operations Manager, Health Brain Network

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Gil Cindy CMI
Cindy Gil, MSW

Site Operations Manager, Healthy Brain Network

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Gregory Camille
Camille Gregory

Research and Data Supervisor, Healthy Brain Network

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Hart Emily
Emily Hart, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Healthy Brain Network

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Hirsch Beatrice CMI
Beatrice Hirsch, BA

Intake Coordinator, Healthy Brain Network

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Hunt Emily CMI
Emily Hunt, MEd, MA

Clinical Extern, Healthy Brain Network

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Najé James

Participant Navigator, Healthy Brain Network

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Kahn Danielle CMI
Danielle Kahn, LCSW

Social Worker, Healthy Brain Network

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Minji Kang

Clinical Data Analyst, Healthy Brain Network

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Alexandra Klesin

Research Assistant, Healthy Brain Network

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Dawn M. Kraut, MS

School Psychologist, Healthy Brain Network

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Sydney Krieg

MRI Participant Navigator, Healthy Brain Network

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Lewis Amanda CMI
Amanda Lewis, M.A., M.S., NCSP

Associate School Psychologist, Healthy Brain Network

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Adenique Lisse

Research Assistant, Healthy Brain Network

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T’yanna Maheia

Research Assistant, Healthy Brain Network

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Miele Andrew CMI
Andrew Miele, B.A.

Clinical Assessment & Research Extern, Healthy Brain Network

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Spencer Morenko

Research Assistant, Healthy Brain Network

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Kimberly Morgenbesser

Social Work Intern, Healthy Brain Network

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Katie Moskowitz

Research Assistant, Healthy Brain Network

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Neuhaus Rebecca CMI
Rebecca Neuhaus, PsyD

Clinical Training and Assessment Manager

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Paz Jasmine CMI
Jasmine Paz

Intake Coordinator, Healthy Brain Network

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Racanello Amy
Amy Racanello, MSEd, PhD

Clinical Neuropsychologist, Healthy Brain Network

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Rachel Ross, BA

MRI Participant Navigator, Healthy Brain Network

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Saranovic Justin CMI
Justin Saranovic

Senior Intake Coordinator, Healthy Brain Network

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Scolaro Kelly CMI
Kelly Scolaro, LMSW

Social Worker, Healthy Brain Network

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Sebbag Daniel CMI
Daniel Sebbag, LCSW

Project Director, Healthy Brain Network

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Williams Anna
Anna Smith, LMSW

Social Worker, Healthy Brain Network

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Xiao Mike CMI
Yao (Mike) Xiao, BS

Imaging Data Analyst, Healthy Brain Network

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