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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 (top left), McKnight Brain Institute (top right), UF Team 2023 (below)

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
Dr. Brittany Biles

Brittany Biles, Ph.D.

Co-Investigator
Brenda Wiens

Brenda Wiens, Ph.D.

Co-Investigator
Joy Gabrielli

Joy Gabrielli, Ph.D.

Co-Investigator
Ben Lewis

Ben Lewis, Ph.D.

Co-Investigator
Sarah Ramos

Sarah Ramos

Site Coordinator
Meagan Sullivan

Meagan Sullivan

Research Coordinator
Stephanie Schott

Stephanie Schott

Social Development Substudy Coordinator
Stephen Villard

Stephen Villard

RECOVER Research Assistant
Andrew Moore

Andrew Moore

Graduate Research Assistant

Naomi Anderson

Retention Specialist
Jessica Gravley

Jessica Gravley

Lead Research Assistant
Katherine Spencer

Katherine Spencer

Research Assistant
Chiara Chermont Spina

Chiara Chermont Spina

Research Assistant
Rachel Walker

Rachel Walker

Research Assistant