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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

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

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Sara Jo Nixon, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator
Linda Cottler

Linda Cottler, Ph.D., MPH

Principal Investigator

Joy Gabrielli, Ph.D.


Abigail Zulich

Site Coordinator

Robert Prather

Research Coordinator
Christian Garcia_sm

Christian Garcia

Graduate Research Assistant
Andrew Moore_sm

Andrew Moore

Graduate Research Assistant

Kaitlin McCaddin

Research Assistant

Matthew Reyna

Research Assistant
Jesica Steele_sm

Jessica Steele

Research Assistant

Tram-Anh "Annie" Tran

Research Assistant