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Post Doctoral Fellows

  • Brittany Taylor

    Brittany Taylor, Ph.D.

    Dr. Brittany Taylor, PhD is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Boys Town National Research Hospital’s Center for Neurobehavioral Research. She earned her doctorate in Applied Developmental Sciences in 2017 from Colorado State University under the collaborative supervision of Drs. William Gavin, PhD, and Patricia Davies, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA. In her dissertation, Dr. Taylor developed and tested models examining the interrelationships between cognitive abilities, neural processing, and behaviors in typically-developing children performing decision-making tasks. Dr. Taylor’s research interests include understanding the complex interrelationships between brain and behavior throughout development in both typically-developing youth and youth with clinical diagnoses.

  • Laura Thornton

    Laura Thornton, Ph.D.

    Dr. Laura Thornton, PhD is a Developmental Psychologist and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Boys Town National Research Hospital’s Center for Neurobehavioral Research. She earned her doctorate in Applied Developmental Psychology in 2015 from the University of New Orleans under the supervision of Paul Frick, PhD. Her dissertation examined the developmental pathway associated with CU traits and the utility of CU traits and emotional deficits in predicting later antisocial outcomes for juvenile justice-involved youth. Dr. Thornton’s research interests focus on the developmental neurobiology of CU traits as well as how CU traits affect youths’ involvement in antisocial behavior, interactions with peers, and other high risk behaviors.

Research Assistants

  • Heba Abdel-Rahim

    Heba Abdel-Rahim, B.A.

    Joined the CNR in Summer 2017 from Southwestern University. Future plans: Clinical Psychology PhD.

  • Kathryn Adams

    Kathryn Adams, B.S.

    Joined the CNR in Summer 2016 from Pennsylvania State University. Future plans: Psychology and Neuroscience PhD.

  • Kimberly Johnson

    Kimberly Johnson, B.A.

    Joined the CNR in Summer 2017 from Washington University in St. Louis. Future plans: Developmental and Clinical Psychology PhD.

  • Niraj Shah

    Niraj Shah, B.S.

    Joined the CNR in Summer 2017 from Emory University. Future plans: Medical School.

Collaborators

Lab Alumni and Former Staff