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ABCD Study at UC San Diego

UCSD is one of 21 institutions nationwide that will recruit families to participate in the ABCD Study. The UCSD site of the ABCD study is located at the Qualcomm Institute within Atkinson Hall, which extends UC San Diego’s investment in the developing cutting-edge technologies and supporting the combined collaboration of institutional innovations. ABCD–UCSD will enroll 575 9 to 10 year olds from select local school districts and follow them through their adolescent years. The MRI portion of this study will take place within walking distance, at the Keck Center for Functional MRI located at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. We aim to understand the influence, health, and risk factors on child and adolescent brain development, when a great deal of growth and change occurs.

To find out if you are eligible to participate in the ABCD Study at UC San Diego, or to request information, please call (858) 280-6398 or email us at abcd@ucsd.edu. (El telefono en espanol es: 858-246-2435). Click here to learn more about our Study Procedures.

Left to right: Dr. Kara Bagot, Dr. Jay Giedd, Dr. Alejandra Infante, Norma Castro, Dr. Joanna Jacobus, Dr. Susan Tapert, Rachel Baca, Claudia Cota, Abigail Aguilar, Diego Gomes, Dr. Laika Aguinaldo, Clarisa Coronado, and Jacalynn Goetz.


Tapert

Susan Tapert, Ph.D.

Associate Director
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Jacobus

Joanna Jacobus, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator
Giedd

Jay Giedd, M.D.

Co-Investigator
Castro

Norma Castro, M.S.

Lab Manager and Coordinator
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Laika Aguinaldo, Ph.D.

Post Doctoral Fellow
Infante

Alejandra Infante, Ph.D.

Post Doctoral Fellow
Wade

Natasha Wade, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Hernandez

Margie Hernandez Mejia, M.A.

Graduate Student
May

April May

Graduate Student
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Abigail Aguilar, B.S.

Research Assistant
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Rachel Baca, B.S.

Research Assistant

Rudy Benitez

Research Assistant
Coronado2

Clarisa Coronado, B.S.

Research Assistant
Cota

Claudia Cota, B.S.

Research Assistant

Sabrina Gebreselassie

Research Assistant
Gomes

Diego Gomes, B.S.

Research Assistant

Camila Lino

Research Assistant