“The Developing Brain: New Directions in Science, Policy and Law”

Supported by the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, the Department of Neurology, the Office of Neuroscience Research, and the Office of the Provost, this  conference kicked off a new effort at Washington University to address topics where the fields of neuroscience intersect with emerging issues for our society.  This new effort, led by the Office of Neuroscience Research, brought together the academic community as well as those outside our academic walls to engage in ways that help to educate and inform.

Speakers

Damien Fair, PA-C, PhD

Associate Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychiatry; Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine

Mary McKay, PhD

Brown School

Research Topics

  • Child mental health services
  • Child- and family-focused HIV prevention and care
  • Poverty and economic inequality
  • Public health interventions to strengthen families, communities and systems

Brain Development, Law, and Policy

Cynthia Rogers, MD

Psychiatry

Research Topics

  • Neuroimaging biomarkers of abnormal social and emotional development in formerly preterm children
  • Effects of adverse environmental factors on social and emotional development of preterm and full term infants

Brain Development, Law, and Policy

Panelists

Susan Block, JD

St. Louis County Circuit Court Judge, retired; lawyer, Family Law and other domestic matters; Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C.

Jill Schupp

State Senator; Missouri, 24th Senatorial District

Organizers

Anneliese Schaefer, JD, PhD

Office of Neuroscience Research; Neurology

Susan Appleton, JD

School of Law

Deanna Barch, PhD

Psychological & Brain Sciences

Trish Kohl, PhD

Brown School

Joan Luby, MD

Psychiatry

Marcus Raichle, MD

Radiology

Cynthia Rogers, MD

Pediatrics

Bradley Schlaggar, MD, PhD

Kennedy Krieger Institute (formerly Neurology)

Desirée White, PhD

Psychological & Brain Sciences