Advancing the Science of the Developing Brain
Our researchers and engineers are changing the way the world understands children struggling with mental health and learning disorders. With an open-science approach, we are uncovering the causes of these challenges and developing tomorrow’s breakthrough treatments. Our pioneering studies shorten the distance between research and care to open new possibilities for children, families and communities.
Applied technology and innovative collaboration
We are developing digital devices and software solutions to make diagnosis and treatment more effective for children with mental health challenges.
Expanding access to data
Big Data and Open Science
We are committed to freely sharing information with the larger scientific community. Thousands of researchers from around the world have accessed our data and amplified our impact.
10 Years of Science at the Child Mind Institute
The Child Mind Institute’s science program was established in 2011 by a group of entrepreneurial scientists looking to accelerate the pace of discovery in children’s mental health. Since then, our science team has been defined by innovation, impact and a commitment to breaking down the research silos that delay progress.
Our team of researchers and engineers brings together expertise across a diverse range of disciplines, enabling the kind of innovative collaborations that speed the pace of discovery.
We bring our science mission to life through collaborative partnerships and educational outreach programs.
Scientific Research Council
Our advisory group brings together experimental scientists and clinician-researchers to foster collaborative progress in children’s mental health.
Sarah Gund Prize
The Sarah Gund Prize is presented annually in recognition of an outstanding contribution to child and adolescent psychiatry, psychology or developmental neuroscience.
Rising Scientist Awards
The Rising Scientist Awards, presented in partnership with Hunter College, are given annually to outstanding high school students who show exceptional promise in research areas related to mental health.
Endeavor Scientists Program
Recruited from diverse fields such as computer science, engineering, mathematics and statistics, Child Mind Institute Endeavor Scientists collaborate on research studies that seek a deeper understanding of the developing brain.