Bonnie Nagel, PhD

Bonnie NagelDr. Nagel is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University, where she serves as the Vice Chair for Research in the Departmentof Psychiatry, directs the Developmental Brain Imaging Laboratory, and is the Director of pediatric neuropsychology and a practicing neuropsychologist within the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Nagel's research focuses on adolescent brain and cognitive development in healthy and at-risk populations. Her work has primarily focused on understanding the development of executive, emotional, and reward-based networks in the brain using neuroimagingand how perturbations to these systems may result in a heightened vulnerability for mental illness during the adolescent years. More specifically, her lab has been conducting longitudinal neuroimaging studies of Portland-area youth for more than a decade, with aims toward identifying neurobiological markers of risk and resilience for psychopathology, including addiction, and hopes of ultimately informing more targeted intervention and prevention efforts. She is a Principal Investigator on several federally-funded National multi-siteprojects toward that end, including the National Consortium on Alcohol & Neurodevelopment in Adolescence (NCANDA) and the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study (ABCD).


Alice Graham, PhD

Collaborator Alice Graham

Dr. Graham is a developmental neuroscientist and clinical psychologist. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Oregon and completed her clinical internship in the Child Development & Rehabilitation Center in the Department of Psychiatry at OHSU. Dr. Graham is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience and a Principal Investigator in the Development Cognition and Neuroimaging (DCAN) Lab at OHSU. Dr. Graham studies the developing brain beginning soon after birth and is interested in how the early environment, beginning in the prenatal period, influences developing brain systems. Dr. Graham uses structural and functional MRI to characterize the developing brain in relation to environmental influences and patterns of behavioral development. Her work in the DCAN Lab also includes a focus on optimizing tools in order to better assess early brain development and how it differs between individuals. Dr. Graham's research also addresses how clinical intervention can be used to advance understanding of brain development and ameliorate effects of exposure to early life stress. The overarching goal of Dr. Graham's work is to prevent psychiatric disorders and support health brain development.