Workgroups and Taskforces

The ABCD Consortium has established workgroups to guide the development, refinement, and dissemination of the study design, protocols, informatics and software to facilitate the implementation of the study. Comprised of ABCD investigators and collaborators with domain expertise, each workgroup meets regularly to assess and address the relevant needs of the consortium in light of scientific or technological advancements. ABCD task forces are formed to focus on and address emerging problems and issues with an impact on the ABCD Study. These task forces are generally time-limited.

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Assessment Workgroups

Reviews the current state-of-the-science to recommend appropriate non-imaging measures for inclusion in the protocol considering developmental appropriateness, psychometrics, anticipated stability and change over the study period, harmonization with the larger research literature, articulation with the entire measurement battery, and subject burden. When indicated, the assessment groups make recommendations for modifications to the assessments that might be indicated by new scientific findings, improved technologies, or demonstrated limitations of existing protocols (e.g., decreasing sensitivity to maturing cohort).


Mental Health

Focuses on identifying a core set of measures to obtain information from parents and children on mental health relevant experiences, behaviors, and attitudes, and environmental exposures important for mental health.

Workgroup Chairs:
Barch, Deanna (Co-Chair) – Washington University in St. Louis; Email: [email protected]
Baskin-Sommers, Arielle (Co-Chair) – Yale University; Email: [email protected]

Full Members:
Alkire, Diana – National Institute on Drug Abuse
Anokhin, Audrey – Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Aupperle, Robin – Laureate Institute for Brain Research
Foxe, John – University of Rochester
Gee, Dylan – Yale University
Giedd, Jay – University of California San Diego
Hagen, Kelsey – Virginia Commonwealth University
Karcher, Nicole – Washington University in St. Louis
Larson, Christine – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
LeBlanc, Kimberly – National Institute on Drug Abuse
McGlade, Erin – University of Utah
Mulford, Carrie – National Institute on Drug Abuse
Nagel, Bonnie – Oregon Health & Science University
Neigh, Gretchen – Virginia Commonwealth University
Potter, Alexandra – University of Vermont
Sawyers, Chelsea – Virginia Commonwealth University
Sher, Ken – University of Missouri
Spotts, Erica – National Institutes of Health
Tapert, Susan – University of California San Diego
Watts, Ashley – University of Missouri
West, Amy – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Zehr, Julia – National Institute of Mental Health

Consultant Member:
Heeringa, Steve – University of Michigan

Trainee Members:
Bogucki, John – University of Minnesota
Clara Albuquerque de Araujo, Maria – Florida International University
Dinc, Naz – Yale University
Hong, Jana – University of California San Diego (CC)
Kliamovich, Dakota – Oregon Health & Science University
Kornack, Emily – University of Rochester
Robertson, Elizabeth – Medical University of South Carolina
Smith, Calen – University of California San Diego (CC)
Tay, Jolene – Laureate Institute for Brain Research


Gender Identity & Sexual Health

This workgroup recommends developmentally sensitive assessments of constructs related to gender identity and sexual behavior, and monitors the ongoing collection of this data.

Workgroup Chair:
Potter, Alexandra (Chair) – University of Vermont; Email: [email protected]
Robin, Leah (Co-Chair) – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Email: [email protected]

Full Members:
Bookheimer, Susan – University of California Los Angeles
Bounds, Dawn – University of California Irvine
Feldstein-Ewing, Sarah – University of Rhode Island
Freedman, Ed – University of Rochester
Hoffman, Elizabeth – National Institute on Drug Abuse / National Institutes of Health
Ivanona, Masha – University of Vermont
McGlade, Erin – University of Utah
Suarez, Nick – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Tapert, Susan – University of California San Diego  (CC)

Trainee Member:
Bulger, Brandon – University of California San Diego
Dube, Sarahjane – University of Vermont
Hong, Jana – University of California San Diego (CC)
King, Ally – University of Michigan
Lasswell, Trinity – Laureate Institute for Brain Research
Smith, Calen – University of California San Diego (CC)


Physical Health

Focuses on identifying a core set of measures to obtain information from parents and children on physical health relevant attributes and behaviors, and environmental exposures important for physical health.

Workgroup Chairs:
Yurgelun-Todd, Deborah (Co-Chair) – The University of Utah; Email: [email protected]
Rhee, Kay (Co-Chair) – University of California San Diego: [email protected]

Full Members:
Adise, Shana – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Baker, Fiona – SRI International
Chang, Linda – University of Maryland at Baltimore
Clark, Duncan – University of Pittsburgh
Dagher, Rada – National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Huber, Rebekah – University of Utah
Jernigan, Terry – University of California San Diego
LeBlanc, Kimberly – National Institute on Drug Abuse
Lee, Karen – Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Lisdahl, Krista – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Neigh, Gretchen – Virginia Commonwealth University
Pool, Lindsay – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Renshaw, Perry – The University of Utah
Sowell, Elizabeth – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles/University of Southern California
Tapert, Susan – University of California San Diego

Post-Doctoral Fellow Members:
Liang, Huajun – University of Maryland at Baltimore
Ma, Jiyoung – The University of Utah
Patterson, Megan – University of Colorado Boulder

Non-Member Consultant :
Miyashita, Yosuke – UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Trainee Members:
Hong, Jana – University of California San Diego (CC)
Prazak, Katie – University of Colorado Boulder
Smith, Calen – University of California San Diego (CC)
Spencer, Katherine – University of Florida


NeuroCognition

Neurocognitive measures collectively assess participants’ levels of crystallized and fluid reasoning, reading ability, working memory, behavioral inhibition, verbal learning and memory, sequencing skills, processing speed, attention, and visuospatial reasoning. Measures were selected to maximize data quality across the ten year longitudinal assessment, and to be sensitive to small changes in cognitive efficiency as children move from adolescence into adulthood.

Workgroup Chairs:
Luciana, Monica (Co-Chair) – University of Minnesota; Email: [email protected]
Bjork, Jim (Co-Chair) – Virginia Commonwealth University; Email: [email protected]

Full Members:
Anokhin, Andrey – Washington University in St. Louis
Banich, Marie – University of Colorado Boulder
Barch, Deanna – Washington University in St. Louis
Bodison, Stefanie – University of Southern California
Haist, Frank – University of California San Diego
Hoffman, Elizabeth – National Institute on Drug Abuse / National Institutes of Health
Jacobus, Joanna – University of California San Diego
McGlade, Erin – The University of Utah
Nagel, Bonnie – Oregon Health & Science University
Nixon, Sara Jo – University of Florida
Schloesser, Dana – Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research / National Institutes of Health
Tapert, Susan – University of California San Diego

Non-Member Consultants:
Lisdahl, Krista – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
McCandliss, Bruce – Stanford University

Trainee Members:
DeMoura, Melissa – Oregon Health & Science University
Gupta, Sunny – UC San Diego
Harkness, Anya – SRI International
Hong, Jana – University of California San Diego (CC)
Schroeder, Aaron – University of Minnesota
Smith, Calen – University of California San Diego (CC)
Sullivan, Meagan – University of Florida
Zimmerman, Isabel – Medical University of South Carolina


Substance Use

Focuses on assessment of lifetime and recent quantity/frequency and patterns of use of all major drug categories (alcohol, nicotine, marijuana, caffeine, stimulants, ecstasy, depressants/sedatives, opiates, hallucinogens, steroids, and inhalants). Important predictors of substance use are also captured, including peer use, perceived harm of use, disapproval of use, availability of substances and intention to use. Measures were selected to be developmentally-appropriate and gated to: 1) avoid exposing non- or low-using youth to substance use questions; and 2) assess motives, expectancies, symptoms, craving and withdrawal in youth reporting use.

Workgroup Chairs:
Heitzeg, Mary (Co-Chair) – University of Michigan; Email: [email protected]
Lisdahl, Krista (Co-Chair) – Lisdahl, Krista – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Email: [email protected]

Full Members:
Ciccolo, Joe – National Institutes of Health
Cloak, Christine – University of Maryland, Baltimore
Feldstein-Ewing, Sarah – University of Rhode Island
Freedman, Neal – National Institutes of Health
Grana Mayne, Rachel – National Cancer Institute
Haist, Frank – University of California San Diego
Hawes, Sam – Florida International University
LeBlanc, Kimberly – National Institute on Drug Abuse
Lopez, Marsha – National Institute on Drug Abuse
Madden, Pam – Washington University in St. Louis
Pelham, Will – University of California San Diego
Sher, Ken – University of Missouri
Tapert, Susan – University of California San Diego
Wade, Tasha – University of California San Diego
Watts, Ashley – University of Missouri

Post-Doctoral Fellow Members:
Martz, Meghan – University of Michigan
Wallace, Alex – UC San Diego

Trainee Members:
Agbeh, Samuel – Medical University of South Carolina
Bravo, Ana – Florida International University
Boughter, Joseph – Washington University in St. Louis
Corby, Nicole – Florida International University
DeMoura, Melissa – Oregon Health & Science University
Hong, Jana – University of California San Diego (CC)
Smith, Calen – University of California San Diego (CC)


Culture & Environment

Selects measures of socio-cultural and environmental factors that may confer risk or protection to the development of health or mental health problems in youth. Whenever possible, measures are chosen to be brief, appropriate for administration throughout adolescence, and valid across cultures. The domains that are assessed span individual, family, school, and neighborhood factors and include prosocial behaviors, problem solving, independence/self-reliance, acculturation, biculturalism, parental monitoring, parental warmth, family conflict, familism, school environment, and neighborhood safety.

Workgroup Chairs:
Gonzalez, Raul (Co-Chair) – Florida International University; Email: [email protected]
Feldstein-Ewing, Sarah (Interim Co-Chair) – University of Rhode Island, Email: [email protected]

Full Members:
Alkire, Diana – National Institute on Drug Abuse
Aupperle, Robin – Laureate Institute for Brain Research
Dagher, Rada – National Institutes of Health
LeBlanc, Kimberly – National Institute on Drug Abuse
Mason, Michael – University of Tennessee
Parasuraman, Sarika – National Institutes of Health
Pelham, Will – University of California San Diego
Robledo-Gonzalez, Marybel – The Ohio State University
Sanchez, Mariana – Florida International University
Tapert, Susan – University of California San Diego
Thompson, Erin – Florida International University
Trucco, Elisa – Florida International University
White, Evan – Laureate Institute for Brain Research

Post-Doctoral Fellow Members:
Aguinaldo, Laika – University of California San Diego
Correa, Kelly  – University of California San Diego
Ip, Ka I – Yale University

Trainee Members:
Hong, Jana – University of California San Diego (CC)
Smith, Calen – University of California San Diego (CC)


Sociodemographic

Focuses on identifying a core set of measures to obtain information on youth and parents’ sociodemographic characteristics.

Workgroup Chairs:
Barch, Deanna (Co-Chair) – Washington University in St. Louis; Email: [email protected]
Aguinaldo, Laika (Co-Chair) – University of California San Diego, Email: [email protected]
Gonzalez, Marybel (Co-Chair) – Ohio State University, Email: [email protected]

Full Members:
Baker, Fiona – SRI International
Bodison, Stefanie – University of Florida
Brown, Sandy – CC / University of California San Diego
Cardenas-Iniguez, Carlos – CHLA/ University of Southern California
Cisneros, Cynthia – CHLA/ University of Southern California
Dowling, Gaya – National Institute on Drug Abuse / National Institutes of Health
Dube, Sarajane – University of Vermont
Garavan, Hugh – University of Vermont / CC
Gonzalez, Raul – Florida International University
Hoffman, Elizabeth – National Institute on Drug Abuse / National Institutes of Health
Huber, Rebekah – Oregon Health and Science University
Iyob, Nardos – CC / University of California San Diego
Lopez, Daniel – Oregon Health and Science University
Murray, Traci – National Institute on Drug Abuse
Paulus, Martin – Laureate Institute for Brain Research
Potter, Alexi – University of Vermont
Tapert, Susan – CC / University of California San Diego
Thompson, Erin – Florida International University
Thompson, Wes – CC / University of California San Diego
Wilson, Sylia – University of Miinnesota

Consultant Members:
Heeringa, Steve – University of Michigan
McCandliess, Bruce – Stanford University

Trainee Members:
Hong, Jana – University of California San Diego (CC)
Smith, Calen – University of California San Diego (CC)

JEDI Advisory Council

Overview: The mission of the ABCD JEDI Advisory Council (AC) is to effect change that ensures and promotes justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) at all levels of ABCD. The JEDI AC leads and coordinates JEDI initiatives and advises the JEDI Associate Director and other members of the Consortium to advance and evaluate JEDI priorities. The JEDI AC strives for inclusive and equitable membership, and aims to provide a safe space for members to discuss and make recommendations in service of JEDI, addressing both initiatives and challenges as they arise in ABCD.

Advisory Council Membership: The JEDI AC is composed of a group of individuals including ABCD consortium members across all levels of seniority, NIH representatives, JEDI Workgroup leaders, and the JEDI Associate Director. Beginning in 2024, terms will be two years in duration, with the option to serve multiple terms. New and returning AC members will be invited to apply for membership by outlining their contributions and commitments to JEDI efforts in ABCD, at their institution, or in other organizations. Applications for Advisory Council Membership will be accepted annually. The JEDI Associate Director will lead the application review process and oversee final selections.

Co-Chairs:
Kara Bagot, M.D., University of California Los Angeles ; [email protected]
Lucina Uddin, Ph.D.,  University of California Los Angeles; [email protected]

Full Members:
Aguinaldo, Laika – University of California, San Diego
Bodison, Stefanie – University of Florida
Cardenas-Iniguez, Carlos – University of Southern California
Cisneros, Cynthia – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Gonzalez, Marybel – The Ohio State University
Huber, Rebekah – Oregon Health & Science University
Iyob, Nardos – University of California San Diego
Lopez, Daniel – Oregon Health & Science University
Marshall, Andrew T. – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Murray, Traci – National Institute on Drug Abuse
Nagel, Bonnie – Oregon Health & Science University

Workgroup Consultants:
Matthews, Marguerite
Prior, Micah

JEDI Workgroups

The mission of the ABCD JEDI Workgroups is to effect change that ensures and promotes justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) at all levels of ABCD, including within our measures and methods and our organizations and universities affiliated with ABCD, as well as to ensure that ABCD data are used and interpreted with the utmost integrity and in a way as so to prevent further stigmatization, marginalization, or injustice to individuals.


JEDI Workgroup 1: Equitable & Inclusive Methods

Purpose: The Equitable & Inclusive Methods workgroup strives to ensure that all measures and methods used within the ABCD Study are fair and just to all participants regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, or cultural background. 

Workgroup activities include: 

  • Reviewing all measures and protocols with attention to wording and clarity to ensure that all participant experiences are inclusive and valued, thereby promoting the desire for continued participation; 
  • Working with research assistants to understand their experience with current methods and recommending ways to improve the visit experience for both staff and participants; 
  • Attending various ABCD workgroup meetings to provide support and insight on equitable and inclusive methods.

Workgroup Chair:
Bodison, Stefanie– University of Florida; Email: [email protected]
Pace Cisneros, Cynthia – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; Email: [email protected]

Full Members:
Benjamin, David – University of California San Diego (CC)
Cardenas-Iniguez, Carlos – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Dowling, Gaya – National Institute on Drug Abuse / National Institutes of Health
Iyob, Nardos – University of California San Diego (CC)
Kaiver, Christine – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Larson, Chris – University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Marshall, Andrew – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Murray, Traci – National Institute on Drug Abuse
Robbin, Lea – Center for Disease Control

Trainee Members:
Hong, Jana – University of California San Diego (CC)
Smith, Calen – University of California San Diego (CC)
Wilson, Na’Jai – University of Minnesota


JEDI Workgroup 2: Diversity & Inclusion in ABCD

Purpose: The Diversity & Inclusion workgroup aims to foster environments that support racial equity through our commitment to eliminate practices rooted in historical, cultural, and institutional racism that disproportionately impacts Black and Brown ABCD staff and participants who are often underrepresented and marginalized in our research, organization(s), and universities. The WG advocates for staff and participants of all races, gender, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, and cultural background. We intend to introduce procedural and structural changes that promote equity, innovation, creativity, and belonging produced by staff representing diversity in race, ethnicity, ability, or class, as well as the intersections across identities.

Workgroup activities include:

  • Promoting organizational changes to support increased diversity and inclusion in ABCD staff, leadership and participants to reflect the diversity of ABCD families 
  • Supporting inclusive and safe workplace environments within ABCD where staff and participants feel welcomed, valued, and respected
  • Leveraging educational and career opportunities to elevate trainees and staff from diverse backgrounds

Workgroup Chairs:
Prior, Micah (Co-Chair) – Washington University in St. Louis; Email: [email protected]
Gonzalez, Marybel 
(Co-Chair) –The Ohio State University; Email: [email protected]

Full Members:
Cardenas-Iniguez, Carlos – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Iyob, Nardos – University of California San Diego (CC)
Jones, Shawn – Virginia Commonwealth University
Lisdahl, Krista – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Marshall, Andrew – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Sturycz-Taylor, Cassandra A. – Laureate Institute for Brain Research

Trainee Members:
Dziubinski, Maria – University of Michigan
Garcia, Kimberly – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Han, Eugenie – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Harting, Adeline – University of Michigan
Kumar, G. – University of Colorado Boulder
Lindsley, Patrick – Washington University in St. Louis
Stevenson, Diamond – Virginia Commonwealth University
Xiang, Zhuoran – Yale University 


JEDI Workgroup 3: Responsible Use of ABCD Study Data

Purpose: The Responsible Use of Data workgroup aims to promote principles of ethical conduct of research to prevent further stigmatization, marginalization, and injustice toward individuals because of race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, or cultural background. The WG strives to ensure that researchers analyze and interpret ABCD Study data responsibly, and consider psychological, social, economic, and any other potentially harmful impacts their research could have on individuals, communities, and society. 

Workgroup activities include:

  • Advocating for required training addressing the ethical, inclusive, anti-racist use of ABCD data including changes to the NDA Data Use Certification
  • Collaborating with ABCD workgroups to make regular contributions to NDA data release notes /wiki to increase transparency and reproducibility and promote responsible data use
  • Publishing and disseminating recommendations for responsible use of ABCD data including examples of appropriate analyses and interpretations
  • Meeting with ABCD researchers and data users to discuss issues and approaches and provide feedback related to responsible data use 
  • Creating resources that can be used by all ABCD data users to encourage and facilitate responsible use of ABCD data

Workgroup Chairs:
Huber, Rebekah (Co-Chair) – Oregon Health & Science University; Email: [email protected]
Lopez, Daniel (Co-Chair) – Oregon Health & Science University; Email: [email protected]

Full Members:
Adise, Shana – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Bjork, Jim – Virginia Commonwealth University
Cardenas-Iniguez, Carlos – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Cloak, Christine – University of Maryland at Baltimore
Feldstein Ewing, Sarah – University of Rhode Island
Heyser, Charles – University of California San Diego (CC)
Hoffman, Elizabeth – National Institutes of Health
Iyob, Nardos – University of California San Diego (CC)
Kan, Eric – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Karcher, Nicole – Washington University in St. Louis
Lewis, Ben – University of Florida
Madden, Pamela – Washington University in St. Louis
Murray, Traci – National Institute on Drug Abuse
Nagel, Bonnie – Oregon Health & Science University
Patel, Herry – University of California San Diego (CC)
Potter, Alexi – University of Vermont

Robledo-Gonzalez, Marybel – The Ohio State University
Sawyers Rooney, Chelsea – Virginia Commonwealth University
Sripada, Chandra – University of Michigan
Subramanian, Punitha – University of Utah
Uddin, Lucina – University of California Los Angeles
Wade, Tasha – University of California San Diego
Wallace, Alexander – University of California San Diego

Trainee Members:
Dorholt, Lyndsey – University of Minnesota
Perez-Tamayo, Gabriela – University of Utah
Tay, Jolene- Laureate Institute for Brain Research
Totwani, Anchal – University of Pittsburgh

Retention Workgroup

Ensures that all aspects of participant retention are monitored, consistent with the sampling methods and design, including suggesting new metrics and strategies to inform targeted interventions to improve retention.

Workgroup Chairs:
Dowling, Gaya (Co-Chair) – National Institute on Drug Abuse / National Institutes of Health; Email: [email protected]
Garavan, Hugh (Co-Chair) – University of Vermont; Email: [email protected]

Full Members:
Alkire, Diana – National Institutes of Health
Anokhin, Andrey – Washington University in St. Louis
Brown, Sandra – University of California San Diego
Chang, Linda – University of Maryland at Baltimore
Cottler, Linda – University of Florida
Durley, Ingrid – SRI International
Puttler, Leon – University of Michigan
Robledo Gonzalez, Marybel – University of California San Diego
Smith, Calen – University of California San Diego (CC)
Tapert, Susan – University of California San Diego
Wilson, Sylia – University of Minnesota

Trainee Members:
Castro, Norma – University of California San Diego
Dziubinski, Maria – University of Michigan
Hong, Jana – University of California San Diego (CC)

Consultant Member:
Meloy, MJ – University of California San Diego

Retention Data Analysis Subgroup

The purpose of this subgroup is to take a data-driven approach to understanding factors associated with study retention, e.g. predictors of missed visits, and to identify participants most likely to withdraw (either formally or by continually missing visits, i.e. “soft withdrawal”). Analyses undertaken by the Data Core will inform (and be informed by) the other Retention subgroups, who will ultimately provide guidance to the consortium on retention strategies and best practices.

Workgroup Chair:
Alkire, Diana – National Institute on Drug Abuse

Full Members:
Aguinaldo, Laika – University of California, San Diego
Martz, Meghan – University of Michigan
Anokhin, Andrey – Washington University in St. Louis

Post-Doctoral Fellow Members:
Lopez, Daniel – Oregon Health & Science University
Silva Castro De Araujo, Luis Fernando – Virginia Commonwealth University

Trainee Members:
Encizo, Jennell “Jenn” – Washington University in St. Louis
Hase, Michael – Washington University in St. Louis
Mukwekwerere, Ellen Danai – Washington University in St. Louis

Biostatistics Workgroup

Ensures the biostatistical approaches used to address the study aims are optimal for, and take full advantage of, all aspects of the study design.

Workgroup Chair:
Thompson, Wes (Chair) – University of California San Diego; Email: [email protected]

Full Members:
Bzdok, Danilo – McGill University
Dick, Anthony – Florida International University
Fan, Chun Chieh – University of California San Diego
Garavan, Hugh – University of Vermont
Hagler, Donald – University of California San Diego
Haist, Frank – University of California San Diego
Hawes, Samuel – Florida International University
Heeringa, Steve – University of Michigan
Heyser, Charles – University of California San Diego
Hoffman, Elizabeth – National Institute on Drug Abuse / National Institutes of Health
Neale, Michael – Virginia Commonwealth University
Paulus, Martin – Laureate Institute for Brain Research
Pariyadath, Vani – National Institute on Drug Abuse
Poline, JB – McGill University
Sher, Kenneth – University of Missouri
Sripada, Chandra  –  University of Michigan
Watts, Ashley – University of Missouri

Post-Doctoral Fellow Members:
Aguinaldo, Laika – University of California San Diego
Feczko, Eric – University of Minnesota

Non-Member Consultant:
Nichols, Tom – University of Warwick, UK

Trainee Members:
Lopez, Daniel – Oregon Health & Science University

Genetics Workgroup

Workgroup Chair:
Fan, Chun Chieh – University of California San Diego; Email: [email protected]
Madden, Pamela – Washington University in St. Louis; Email: [email protected]

Full Members:
Arpana, Agrawal – Washington University in St. Louis
Brown, Sandra – University of California San Diego
Dale, Anders – University of California San Diego
Garavan, Hugh – University of Vermont
Heyser, Charles – University of California San Diego
Jernigan, Terry – University of California San Diego
LeBlanc, Kimberly – National Institute on Drug Abuse
Little, Roger – National Institute on Drug Abuse
Neale, Michael – Virginia Commonwealth University
Thompson, Wes – University of California San Diego
Vrieze, Scott – University of Minnesota

Post-Doctoral Fellow Member and Biostatistician:
Loughnan, Robert – University of California San Diego (DAIRC)

Linked External Data Subgroups

Environment & Policy
Workgroup Chairs:
Co-Chair: Herting, Megan – USC-CHLA, [email protected]
Co-Chair: Cardenas-Iniguez, Carlos – USC-CHLA, [email protected]
Full Members:
Abad, Shermaine – University of California San Diego
Brown, Sandra – University of California San Diego
Dowling, Gaya – National Institute on Drug Abuse / National Institutes of Health
Haist, Frank – University of California San Diego (DAIRC)
Ip, Ka I – University of Minnesota
Payne-Sturges, Devon – University of Maryland, Baltimore
Robledo-Gonzalez, Marybel – The Ohio State University
Sowell, Elizabeth – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Tapert, Susan – University of California San Diego
Zheng, Wenjie – University of California San Diego
Non-Member Consultants:
Pacula, Rosalie – University of Southern California
Post-Doctoral Fellow Members:
Smolker, Harry – University of Colorado Boulder
Trainee Members:
Choi, Jason – University of Michigan
Harris, Julia University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Electronic Health Records
Full Members:
Brown, Sandra – University of California San Diego
Chieh Fan, Chun – University of California San Diego
Dowling, Gaya – National Institute on Drug Abuse / National Institutes of Health
Heyser, Charles – University of California San Diego
Tapert, Susan – University of California San Diego
Thompson, Wes – University of California San Diego

School Records
Workgroup Chairs:
Co-Chair: Hoffman, Elizabeth – NIDA/NIH, [email protected]
Co-Chair: Thompson, Erin – Florida International University, [email protected]

Full Members:
Albro, Elizabeth – National Center for Education Research
Brown, Sandra – University of California San Diego
Chieh Fan, Chun – University of California San Diego
Dowling, Gaya – National Institute on Drug Abuse / National Institutes of Health
Faust, Lara – National Center for Education Research
Heyser, Charles – University of California San Diego
Jernigan, Terry – University of California San Diego
McCandliss, Bruce – Stanford University
Robledo-Gonzalez, Marybel – The Ohio State University
Sawi, Oliver – Stanford University
Tapert, Susan – University of California San Diego
Thompson, Wes – University of California San Diego
Trainee Member:
Smith, Calen – University of California San Diego

Novel Technologies Workgroup

Focuses on methods to collect key information with minimal burden to participants, often using technology. One project will use wearable sensors (e.g., Fitbits) to measure activity, sleep, and other health indicators in youth. Social media use, including mobile applications for data collection, may also be explored in the future.

Workgroup Chairs:
Baker, Fiona (Co-Chair) – SRI International; Email: [email protected]
Fuemmeler, Bernard (Co-Chair) – Virginia Commonwealth University; Email: [email protected]

Full Members:
Allen, Nicholas – University of Oregon
Bagot, Kara – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Brown, Sandra – University of California San Diego
Curtis, Brenda – National Institute on Drug Abuse / National Institutes of Health
Hoffman, Elizabeth – National Institute on Drug Abuse / National Institutes of Health
Howlett, Katia – National Institute on Drug Abuse / National Institutes of Health
Jaworski, Beth – National Institutes of Health
Mason, Michael – University of Tennessee Knoxville
Neale, Michael – Virginia Commonwealth University
Reichel, Carmela – National Institutes of Health
Squeglia, Lindsay – Medical University of South Carolina
Tapert, Susan – University of California San Diego
Tomko, Rachel – Medical University of South Carolina
Wade, Natasha – University of California San Diego

Post-Doctoral Fellow Members:
Kiss, Orsi – SRI International
Nguyễn-Louie, Tam – University of California San Diego

Trainee Members:
Alexander, Jordan – University of Minnesota
Hong, Jana – University of California San Diego (CC)
Hunt, Ethan – University of Texas, Houston
Smith, Calen – University of California San Diego (CC)

Community Engagement & Dissemination

Develops and implements a strategy to engage ABCD stakeholders, promote awareness about the study and its benefits, and encourage participation in the study by developing outreach materials (e.g., website, brochures, cards, videos), identifying opportunities to amplify our message to further raise awareness, and working with the Coordinating Center to monitor site outreach to identify gaps and propose solutions when needed. The group also coordinates the dissemination of study findings to stakeholders and constituents as they are available.

Workgroup Chairs:
Hoffman, Elizabeth (Co-Chair) – National Institute on Drug Abuse / National Institutes of Health; Email: [email protected]
Howlett, Katia (Co-Chair) – National Institute on Drug Abuse / National Institutes of Health; Email: [email protected]

Full Members:
Alkire, Diana – National Institutes of Health
Banich, Marie – University of Colorado Boulder
Brown, Sandra – University of California San Diego
Casey, BJ – Yale University
Cisneros, Cynthia – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Garavan, Hugh – University of Vermont
Hulce, Zoe – University of Vermont
Iyob, Nardos – University of California San Diego
Larson, Christine – University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Prior, Micah – Washington University in St. Louis
Sowell, Elizabeth – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles / University of Southern California
Squeglia, Lindsay – Medical University of South Carolina
Tapert, Susan – University of California San Diego
Weistrop, Rachel – University of California San Diego

Trainee Member:
Hong, Jana – University of California San Diego (CC)
Navarro, Gabriella – University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Bioethics & Medical Oversight Advisory Group

Workgroup Chair:
Clark, Duncan (Chair) – – University of Pittsburgh; Email: [email protected]

Full Members:
Bloss, Cinnamon – University of California San Diego
Bookheimer, Susan – – University of California Los Angeles
Brown, Sandra – University of California San Diego
Evans, John – University of California San Diego
Gray, Kevin – Medical University of South Carolina
Heyser, Charles – University of California San Diego
Hicks, Brian – University of Michigan
Hudziak, Jim – University of Vermont
Matochik, John – National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Murray, Traci – National Institute on Drug Abuse

Crisis and Communications Team

Workgroup Chair:
Brown, Sandra (Co-Chair) – University of California San Diego; Email: [email protected]
Hoffman, Elizabeth (Co-Chair) – National Institute on Drug Abuse / National Institutes of Health; Email: [email protected]

Full Members:
Bagot, Kara –
Diaz, Angela – University of California San Diego
Dowling, Gaya – National Institute on Drug Abuse / National Institutes of Health
Foxe, John – University of Rochester
Gattas, Jeffrey – University of California San Diego
Isaiah, Amal – University of Maryland
Nagel, Bonnie – Oregon Health Sciences University
Nixon, Sara Jo – University of Florida

Spanish Language Communication Committee

Reviews and edits Spanish Language communication and assessment material to ensure that it is clear, accessible, and engaging to the Spanish Language communities from which our Spanish speaking families were recruited.

Workgroup Chair:
Gonzalez, Raul (Chair) – Florida International University; Email: [email protected]

Full Members:
Cisneros, Cynthia – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Robledo-Gonzalez, Marybel – The Ohio State University
Rodriguez Rivera, Pedro – University of Maryland at Baltimore
Sanchez, Mariana – Florida International University
Ucros, Laura – Florida International University

Site Clinician Network

Provides a forum for site clinicians to consult on policies for clinician involvement in ABCD and to share and discuss emergent clinical issues of relevance to the ABCD Study.

Workgroup Chair:
Brown, Sandra (Chair) – University of California San Diego; Email: [email protected]

Membership/Attendance includes all site PIs and designated clinicians.

Return of Results Review Group

Reviews any proposal by a workgroup or oversight group to return results obtained in the study to participants.  Proposals are evaluated for consistency with current policies and risks or burden associated with the methods.

Workgroup Chairs:
Brown, Sandra (Co-Chair) – University of California San Diego; Email: [email protected]
Garavan, Hugh (Co-Chair) – University of Vermont; Email: [email protected]

Full Members:
Benjamin, David – University of California, San Diego
Dale, Anders – University of California, San Diego
Dowling, Gaya – National Institute on Drug Abuse / National Institutes of Health
Gray, Kevin – Medical University of South Carolina
Heitzeg, Mary – University of Michigan
Magit, Anthony – University of California, San Diego
Nixon, Sara Jo – University of Florida
Rhee, Kay – University of California, San Diego
Tapert, Susan – University of California, San Diego

Representatives From:
Observational Safety Monitoring Board (OSMB)
Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI)

Professional Development Group

Provides professional development training, facilitates mentoring, and strengthens communication to enhance the professional development of all members of the ABCD consortium.

Workgroup Chairs:
Makowski, Carolina (Co-Chair) – University of California San Diego; Email: [email protected]
Wade, Natasha (Co-Chair) ) – University of California San Diego; Email: [email protected]

Full Members:
Adise, Shana – Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
Brown, Sandra – University of California San Diego
Cline, Kirsten – University of Utah
Garavan, Hugh – University of Vermont
Herring, Cori – Medical University of South Carolina
Holmes, Elisabeth – Virginia Commonwealth University
Jacobus, Joanna – University of California San Diego
Keith, Jennifer – University of Colorado
Laird, Angela – Florida International University
Murray, Traci – National Institute on Drug Abuse / National Institutes of Health
Puttler, Leon
Silmi, Priyanka – Ohio State University
Smith, Ashley – National Institutes of Health / National Institute of Mental Health
Smith, Calen – University of California San Diego
Smith, Diana
Sturycz, Cassie – Laureate Institute for Brain Research
Subramaniam, Punitha
Thompson, Erin
Thorne, Katherine – University of Michigan
Yurgelun-Todd, Deborah – University of Utah

Study Enhancement Review Group

Reviews proposals that would create new data elements not currently generated in association with approved core ABCD protocols or previously approved study enhancements or substudies.  Proposals are assessed for value added to the study, participant and staff burden, feasibility, costs, and other considerations.

Workgroup Chair:
Garavan, Hugh (Chair) – University of Vermont; Email: [email protected]

Full Members:
Dowling, Gaya – National Institute on Drug Abuse / National Institutes of Health
Haist, Frank – University of California, San Diego

Representatives From:
ABCD Steering Committee
Bioethics and Medical Oversight (BMO)
Observational Safety Monitoring Board (OSMB)
Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI)

Image Acquisition

Oversees the design of appropriate MRI protocols for structural and functional imaging and behavioral measures, quality control procedures, and calibration within – and across – scanners and sites, and manages problems associated with scanner and software upgrades and functional MRI task optimization and code. This workgroup consists of voting members, site affiliates, fellows, consultants and NIH representation to meet these goals.


Members

Workgroup Chairs:
Casey, BJ (Co-Chair) – Yale University; Email: [email protected]
Dale, Anders (Co-Chair) – University of California San Diego; Email: [email protected]
Fair, Damien (Co-Chair) – University of Minnesota; Email: [email protected]

Full Members:
Banich, Marie – University of Colorado Boulder
Bjork, Jim – Virginia Commonwealth University
Ernst, Thomas – University of Maryland at Baltimore
Garavan, Hugh – University of Vermont
Harms, Michael – Washington University in St. Louis
Heitzeg, Mary – University of Michigan
Hoffman, Elizabeth – National Institute on Drug Abuse / National Institutes of Health
Kuperman, Josh – University of California San Diego
Laird, Angela – Florida International University
Luna, Beatriz – University of Pittsburgh
Zhong, Jianhui – University of Rochester


Site Affiliates

Barch, Deanna – Washington University in St. Louis
Bartsch, Hauke – University of California, San Diego
Breslin, Florence – Laureate Institute for Brain Research
Chaarani, Bader – University of Vermont
Chang, Linda – University of Maryland at Baltimore
Constable, Todd – Yale University
Dick, Anthony – Florida International University
Dumas, Julie – University of Vermont
Fox, John J. – University of Rochester
Freedman, Ed – University of Rochester
Hagler, Donald – University of California San Diego
Haist, Frank – University of California, San Diego
Harms, Michael – Washington University in St. Louis
Huber, Rebekah – University of Utah
Jacobus, Joanna – University of California, San Diego
Kan, Eric Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Kennedy, David – Umass Medical School
Mueller, Bryon – University of Minnesota
Paulus, Martin – Laureate Institute for Brain Research
Polimeni, Jonathan – MGH/Harvard
Renshaw, Perry – University of Utah
Rosen, Bruce MGH/Harvard
Shukla, Dinesh – University of Maryland at Baltimore
Sutherland, Matthew – Florida International University
Thompson, Wes – University of California, San Diego
Watts, Richard – University of Vermont
Welsh, Robert C. – University of Utah


Fellows

Brima, Tufikameni – University of Rochester
Calabro, Finnegan – University of Pittsburgh
Cohen, Ali Weill – Cornell Medical College/NYU
Conley, May – Yale University
Earl, Eric – Oregon Health & Science University
Koller, Jonathan – Washington University in St. Louis
Martinez, Steven – Yale University
May, April – University of California, San Diego
Orr, Catherine – University of Vermont
Perrone, Anders – Oregon Health & Science University
Riedel, Michael – Florida International University
Rosenberg, Monica – Yale University
Soules, Mary – University of Michigan
Speer, Nicole – University of Colorado Boulder
Sturgeon, Darrick – Oregon Health & Science University
Wang, Kai – University of Colorado Boulder


Consultants

Bandettini, Peter – National Institute of Mental Health
Dosenbach, Nico – Washington University in St. Louis
Nichols, Tom – University of Oxford, UK
Petersen, Steven – Washington University in St. Louis
Wager, Tor – University of Colorado Boulder


NIH Representatives

Grant, Steve – National Institute on Drug Abuse
Pierpaoli, Carlo – National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Imaging Groups

Three subgroups oversee the implementation of analysis workflows for structural, diffusion, and functional imaging measures, including cortical and subcortical segmentation, diffusion MRI tractography, and task-related and resting state fMRI.

Structural and Diffusion Imaging Group

Workgroup Chairs:
Hagler, Don (Co-Chair) – University of California San Diego; Email: [email protected]
Dick, Anthony (Co-Chair) – Florida International University; Email: [email protected]

Full Members:
Irfanoglu, Okan – National Institutes of Health
Pierpaoli, Carlo – National Institutes of Health
Watts, Richard

Post-Doctoral Fellow Members:
Makowski, Carolina – University of California San Diego (DAIRC)
Pecheva, Diliana – University of California San Diego (DAIRC)

National Institutes of Health:
Hoffman, Elizabeth – National Institute on Drug Abuse / National Institutes of Health
Pariyadath, Vani – National Institutes of Health

Consultants:
Dale, Anders – University of California San Diego (DAIRC)
Muller-Oehring, Eva – SRI International


Task fMRI Imaging Group

Workgroup Chairs:
Garavan, Hugh (Co-Chair) – University of Vermont; Email: [email protected]
Hagler, Don (Co-Chair) – University of California San Diego; Email: [email protected]

Full Members:
Banich, Marie – University of Colorado, Boulder
Bjork, James – Virginia Commonwealth University
Casey, BJ – Barnard College
Chaarani, Bader – University of Vermont
Dick, Anthony – Florida International University
Dumas, Julie – University of Vermont
Harms, Michael – Washington University in St. Louis
Muller-Oehring, Eva – SRI International
Sripada, Chandra – University of Michigan
Sutherland, Matthew – Florida International University

National Institutes of Health:
Hoffman, Elizabeth – National Institute on Drug Abuse / National Institutes of Health
Pariyadath, Vani – National Institutes of Health

Consultants:
Dale, Anders – University of California San Diego (DAIRC)
Angstadt, Mike – University of Michigan


Resting-State fMRI Imaging Group

Workgroup Chairs:
Fair, Damien (Co-Chair) – University of Minnesota; Email: [email protected]
Hagler, Don (Co-Chair) – University of California San Diego; Email: [email protected]

Full Members:
Barch, Deanna – Washington University in St. Louis
Casey, BJ – Barnard College
Feczko, Eric – University of Minnesota
Harms, Michael – Washington University in St. Louis
Haist, Frank – University of California San Diego (DAIRC)
Luna, Beatriz – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Misaki, Masaya – Laureate Institute for Brain Research
Sripada, Chandra – University of Michigan

Postdoctoral Fellow Members:
Hermosillo, Robert – University of Minnesota

National Institutes of Health:
Dowling, Gaya – National Institute on Drug Abuse / National Institutes of Health
Pariyadath, Vani – National Institutes of Health

Consultants:
Dale, Anders – University of California San Diego (DAIRC)
Rosenberg, Monica – University of Chicago