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My innovative research program studies cognitive and behavioral neuroscience in children and adolescents, with a primary focus on elucidating the neural substrates of salient brain-behavior relationships in children with psychological and psychiatric disorders. The overarching goal of this research is to improve our understanding of the development of different cognitive and behavioral skills in order to develop mechanistically driven interventions that will improve precision medicine for mental health. Biologically based diagnosis and treatment are extremely limited for psychological and psychiatric disorders but also critically needed to increase early identification and improve treatment outcomes, especially for neurodevelopmental disorders in which early intervention is the most efficacious. My early career training has fostered unique expertise for studying both the neurobiology of cognitive and behavioral development as well as the treatment of psychological and psychiatric disorders in clinical populations, and my early career research has primarily utilized non-invasive neuroimaging approaches (e.g., MRI & EEG) to study brain-behavior relationships and develop biomarkers for clinical research, especially for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).