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MBA Study

Dr. Cecile Ladouceur and Dr. Rasim Diler and their research team at the University of Pittsburgh are conducting a research study to identify early markers of depression in adolescence. This is a longitudinal study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. The study has 5 time points over the course of 2 years. Study procedures include adolescents being interviewed by a trained researcher about moods and behaviors, completing computerized tasks during an fMRI brain scan, answering questionnaires, and a few two-week long at-home assessments (completing short daily questionnaires and wearing a wrist device similar to a pedometer). Adolescents who take part in this study and their families will be compensated for participation. To find out more information, visit the study’s website.

 

GIRLS Brain Study

Dr. Jennifer Silk and Dr. Cecile Ladouceur and their research team at the University of Pittsburgh are conducting a research study to learn about girls’ emotions and social interactions. This is a longitudinal study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. The study spans the course of 3 years and involves being interviewed by a trained researcher about moods and behaviors, participating in several computerized tasks during an fMRI brain scan, completing a home-based daily survey on study-provided smartphones and answering questions on the computer. Girls who take part in this study and their families will be compensated for participation. 

To find out if you are eligible, please complete the screening questionnaire

Other Research

To find out about other research opportunities, visit Pediatric PittNet and Pitt+Me.