Dr. Kate Keenan, University of Chicago
Testing the hypothesis that prenatal stress confers risk for psychopathology in the offspring via the randomized controlled trial
Dr. Kate Keenan is currently Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. Dr. Keenan’s program of research in developmental psychopathology spans several developmental periods and phenotypes. The integrative thread running through each study is the aim of identifying the earliest appearing individual differences that connote risk for psychopathology, and the factors that are associated with the transition from risk to the expression of a disorder. The work is designed to be relevant to the understanding of causal mechanisms and to the development of prevention interventions.
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