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ABCD Study at the University of Florida

The University of Florida is one of 21 institutions nationwide that have recruited families to participate in the ABCD Study. Families in the UF ABCD Study complete their assessments at the Human Development Center housed in UF Health Shands Hospital. Brain Imaging takes place at the nearby McKnight Brain Institute. Our contact information is: (352) 273-7333 and [email protected].

UF Health Shands Hospital (on left) and McKnight Brain Institute (on right)

Click here to learn more about our Study Procedures.


Sara-Jo-Nixon

Sara Jo Nixon, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator
Bio
Linda Cottler

Linda Cottler, Ph.D., MPH

Principal Investigator
Bio
Brenda Wiens

Brenda Wiens, Ph.D.

Co-Investigator
Joy-Gabrielli

Joy Gabrielli, Ph.D.

Co-Investigator
Ben Lewis

Ben Lewis, Ph.D.

Co-Investigator
Katy McCaddin

Katy McCaddin

Site Coordinator
Prather

Robert Prather

Research Coordinator

Amelia Horine

Social Development Substudy Coordinator
Christian Garcia_sm

Christian Garcia

Graduate Research Assistant
Andrew Moore_sm

Andrew Moore

Graduate Research Assistant
Jessica Gravley

Jessica Gravley

Research Assistant
Rezia Hayes

Rezia Hayes

Research Assistant
Vincent Piranio

Vincent Piranio

Research Assistant
Matthew-Reyna2

Matthew Reyna

Research Assistant
Brandon Shanahan_sm

Brandon Shanahan

Research Assistant
Annie-Tran

Tram-Anh "Annie" Tran

Research Assistant
Jake LeClaire

Jake LeClaire

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Amanda Smock

Undergraduate Research Assistant