Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is one of only eight children’s hospitals in the nation – and the only one in the western United States named to the national “Honor Roll” of children’s hospitals in U.S. News & World Report rankings. CHLA is home to The Saban Research Institute, one of the largest and most productive pediatric research facilities in the United States and is one of America’s premier teaching hospitals, affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California since 1932.

ABCD Study at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Located in East Hollywood, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of 21 institutions nationwide taking part in the ABCD Study. Our testing facilities are located in the Saban Research Building at CHLA main campus. MRI scanning will take place on the first floor of the main hospital in the CTSI-CTU Research Imaging Suite. We are easily assessible by LA Metro and close enough for a quick trip to Griffith Park and Observatory after your visit to see us! For more information, please call (323) 361-7756 or email us at [email protected].

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Elizabeth Sowell, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Megan Herting, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Stefanie Bodison, OTD, OTR/L


Kristina Uban, Ph.D.

Ian Mathis

Ian Mathis, Ph.D.

Clinical Consultant

Cynthia Pace Cisneros, Ph.D., MPH

Research Specialist

Andrew Marshall, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Trinh T. Luu , M.A.

Project Manager
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Ogechi Hippolyte

Research Assistant
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Rachel Oswald

Research Assistant
Veronica Torres-Coss_sm

Veronica Torres-Coss

Research Assistant

Tanya Villalobos

Research Assistant

Eric Kan

Data Systems Manager

Leticia Eufracio

Student Intern
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Lauren Goedde

Student Intern