Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is a nationally prominent research university and Oregon’s only public academic health center. It educates health professionals and scientists and provides leading-edge patient care, community service and biomedical research.

ABCD Study at OHSU

OHSU is one of 21 institutions nationwide that will recruit families to participate in the ABCD Study. ABCD-OHSU is located on the Marquam Hill campus, OHSU’s largest location in southwest Portland, Oregon. We aim to enroll and follow 550 9 to 10-year-old youth from local and surrounding community schools, with goals of increasing our understanding of multiple factors impacting child and adolescent brain development.

To find out if you are eligible to participate in the ABCD Study at OHSU, or to request information, please call (503) 418-ABC2 (2222) or email us at [email protected].

The Developmental Brain Imaging Lab

The Developmental Brain Imaging Lab (DBIL) is housed in the Division of Psychology within the Department of Psychiatry at OHSU. DBIL has been studying brain development in healthy and at-risk youth for several years. Studying this crucial time in development is necessary to enhance our understanding of changes in the developing brain and ways to prevent and treat such problems as substance abuse and mood disorders that emerge during adolescence.

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Bonnie J. Nagel, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator
Damien Fair

Damien Fair, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Kristen Mackiewicz Seghete , Ph.D.


Rachel Flaherty

Site Coordinator

Ana Howard

Senior Research Assistant
Iris Arnold sm

Iris Arnold

Research Assistant

Abigail Espinoza

Research Assistant
Arturo Lopez Flores

Arturo Lopez Flores

Research Assistant