Clinical Neuroscience and Development Laboratory

The CNDLAB variously focuses on research of several psychiatric disorders commonly seen in pediatric groups, including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Conduct Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

To better understand how abnormalities of brain structure and function may contribute to these illnesses, the laboratory employs functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electrophysiology (event-related potential and time-frequency decomposition analyses), eye tracking techniques, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), neuropsychological assessment, brain structure analysis (including diffusion tensor imaging), and genetic analysis techniques. The CNDLAB also uses these techniques to study brain structure and function during typical adolescent and young adult maturation and to accelerate the development of novel, non-pharmacological treatments.

CND Lab Director

Michael C Stevens Ph.D.

Hartford Hospital’s Institute of Living: Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center
Director of Child & Adolescent Research

Yale Department of Psychiatry
Associate Professor (Adjunct)

For more information including publication history, see Dr. Stevens’ Yale webpage.

Core Team Members

Karen Kesten M.S.

Study Coordinator

Karen graduated from SCSU with a Master of science degree in Research. She joined the Olin Center in 2010 as a Study Coordinator in the Clinical Neuroscience Development Lab. Her primary duties include study oversight, regulatory compliance, training, clinical interviewing and database management

Julie Reid

Research Assistant II

Julie earned her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Health Psychology from Connecticut College. She joined the Olin Center's Clinical Neuroscience & Development Lab in 2014 where she has worked primarily on studies of Emotion Regulation and ADHD in adolescents.

Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center