Current Research Studies

  • Preschool Anxiety Study
    Principal Investigator: Kate Fitzgerald, MD. This study aims to understand if “Camp Kidpower,” a training using either structured games or child-led play, lowers anxiety in 4.0 to 5.99-year-old children. Before and after Camp Kidpower, we will assess child anxiety as well as EEG (electroencephalogram) and behavioral markers of children’s ability to self-regulate.
  • PTSD Treatment Study
    Principal Investigator: Shayne Ragbeer, PhD. We aim to investigate the use of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for adolescents suffering from PTSD or elevated PTSD symptoms.
  • OCD Treatment Study
    Principal Investigator: Rachel, Marsh, PhD. This study aims to understand the way the brain functions for youth with OCD by assessing brain changes following treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
  • Risk for Depression Study
    Principal Investigator: Randy Auerbach, PhD. The overarching aim of this study is to identify socioemotional processes across different units of analysis—clinical, behavioral, real-time monitoring (e.g., passive sensor, EMA), and neurophysiological markers (e.g., eye tracking, EEG/ERPs)—that lead to the escalation of depression symptoms and MDD. 
  • MAPS Study
    Principal Investigator: Randy Auerbach, PhD. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents, however, little is known about factors that increase risk for suicide. Recent advancements, however, may allow us to detect suicidal thoughts and behaviors in real time by monitoring teens’ smartphone use.
  • Teen Anorexia Study
    Principal Investigator: Deborah Glasofer, PhD.We have a new opportunity to learn how the brain changes over time in teens (14-18 years old) with anorexia nervosa. In addition to inpatient treatment aimed at full weight restoration, we are now able to offer outpatient (family or individual) and day treatment options.