Scientific Faculty

Our success has been fueled by the participation of an outstanding team of collaborators from multiple scientific disciplines. These include an unusually strong collection of expertise from within OHSU’s expert faculty, as well as top experts from around the nation and the world. Meet our team here.

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Nathan Dieckmann, Ph.D. 
Quantitative Psychology & Decision Science. 
Associate Professor, School of Nursing.
Expertise: Structural Equation Modeling, Psychometrics, Judgment & Decision Making.

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Hanna Gustafsson, Ph.D.,
Developmental Psychology. Assistant Professor, Psychiatry.
Expertise: Early psychosocial and psychobiological influences on development.
Dr. Gustafsson's ResearchGate and Google Scholar

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Jeanette Johnstone, Ph.D.
Psychology. Assistant Professor, Psychiatry.
Expertise: Nutritional treatment for ADHD and mood disorders.

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Jennifer Loftis, Ph.D.
Neuroscience. Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Research Scientist, VA.
Expertise: Inflammatory factors, ADHD, substance abuse, and depression. Dr. Loftis is on the PNI Research Team and the MARC Team

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Cindy McEvoy, M.D., M.C.R.
Pediatrics and Neonatology. Professor, Pediatrics, OHSU.
Expertise: Environmental and teratogen risks in early life; intervention to rescue effects of smoking in pregnancy on offspring health and behavior; part of ECHO and VCSIP.

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Michael Mooney, Ph.D.
Computational Biology. Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, OHSU.
Expertise: Psychiatric genetics, machine learning.

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Joel Nigg, Ph.D. (Center Director)
Professor, Psychiatry. Director, Division of Psychology in Psychiatry.
Expertise: Developmental Psychopathology, temperament, executive functions, ADHD.
Dr. Nigg’s personal website and blog.

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Elinor Sullivan, Ph.D.
Physiology and Pharmacology. Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Oregon National Primate Research Center.
Expertise: Biology of early and prenatal influences on behavior; diet and metabolic state.

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Damien Fair, PA-C, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience.
Expertise: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience,  MRI Neuroimaging, Computational Neuroscience.
Developmental Cognition And Neuroimaging (DCAN) Lab

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Ajit Jetmalani, M.D.
Psychiatry. Professor and Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Expertise: Social determinants of child mental health, trauma informed care.

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Sarah Karalunas, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychology. Assistant Professor, Psychiatry.
Expertise: Developmental psychopathology, computational phenotypes, EEG neuroimaging. Attention, Emotion, and Neurophysiological Development (ATTEND) Lab

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Daniel Marks, M.D., Ph.D. 
School of Medicine. Professor of Pediatrics. Senior Associate Dean for Research, Office of the Dean.
Expertise: Pediatric endocrinology, weight regulation in children. 

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Suzanne Mitchell, Ph.D.
Experimental Psychology. Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience. Expertise: Experimental and computational studies of reward discounting and mechanisms of impulsivity; neuroeconomics.

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Bonnie Nagel, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychology. Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU.
Expertise: Emotion regulation, adolescent risk, addiction, MRI neuroimaging. Developmental Brain Imaging Lab (DBIL)

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Xubo Song, Ph.D. 
Professor, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, and Biomedical Informatics.
Expertise: Machine learning, Image analysis.
Dr. Song's personal website