Better Together.

Diversity and Inclusion are core values of the ABCD community of staff, researchers and administrators.

Research is a powerful agent for social change and we work every day to transform the culture of our institutions to support the core values of diversity and inclusion through our research …

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ABCD Staff Member of the Month

Congratulations to Lorena Cortiza, Florida International University Research Assistant, for her exceptional organization, communication, and attention to detail!

Seeing the Pandemic Through Adolescent Eyes (and Brains)

Long-term study of brain development records pandemic life.
Read the National Institutes of Health article about the ABCD Study.

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ABCD COVID-19 Supplemental Data Release is now available

This release consists of survey responses from ABCD families about the impact of the pandemic on their lives. Visit the NIMH Data Archive for more information.

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ABCD Data Release 3.0 is now available

The third annual curated ABCD Data Release 3.0 is available on the NIMH Data Archive.

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The ABCD Study® issue of ChildArt magazine has been published!

A collaboration with the International Child Art Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, this magazine issue highlights the intersection of neuroscience and the arts and features artwork by ABCD participants.

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Important: COVID-19 Updates to ABCD Protocol

Please click below to read a letter to families.

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Landmark study of adolescent brain development renews for additional seven years

NIH Press Release, April 15, 2020

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With Neuroimaging, Large NIH Study Could Shine a Light on the Adolescent Brain

JAMA interview with the director of the ABCD study, Gaya Dowling, Ph.D.

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New research points to links between impulsivity, sleep and screen use in youth

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Groundbreaking study examines effects of screen time

60 minutes interviews ABCD Study investigators about the impact of phones, tablets and other screens on adolescent brain development.

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Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development

The ABCD Study® is the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States.

*Click here to read our COVID-19 update*