Founded in 1850, the University of Utah is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah, and offers over 100 undergraduate majors and more than 92 graduate degree programs.

Neuropsychiatric Institute

The University Neuropsychiatric Institute provides a continuum of care for mental health and substance abuse. Services include inpatient, partial hospital, intensive outpatient and outpatient services for children, adolescents and adults.

ABCD Study at the University of Utah

The University of Utah is one of 21 institutions nationwide that will recruit families to participate in the ABCD Study. ABCD Salt Lake City Research Team is affiliated with the University of Utah Department of Psychiatry. Our research group has extensive experience in studies on brain development and child health. Many of our studies use neuroimaging techniques, neuropsychological testing and clinical interviews. ABCD study participants will be recruited through both the public and private school systems in the neighboring area. Study participants and their parent or legal guardian will be asked to completed questionnaires and youth will be administered a battery of neuropsychological tests. Brain imaging will be performed at the Diagnostic Imaging Lab at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute located in research park. The Diagnostic Imaging Lab occupies an MRI suite encompassing approximately 800 square feet, off a shared patient waiting room on the hospital’s main floor. The MRI suite and adjoining assigned office space includes interview and exam rooms for meeting with research participants.

Additionally, there are two comfortable waiting areas for participants, one with a fireplace. There is a cafeteria and Starbucks Café located on the second floor of the University Neuropsychiatric Institute. To find out if you are eligible to participate in the ABCD Study at the University of Utah, or to request information, please call (801) 213-2094 or email us at

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Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Perry Renshaw, M.D., Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Rebekah Huber, Ph.D.


Erin McGlade, Ph.D.


Andrew Prescot, Ph.D.


Elliott Bueler

Research Assistant

Kirsten Cline

Research Assistant

Nicole Fisher

Research Assistant

Matthew Hodgkinson

Research Assistant

Melanie Maddox

Research Assistant

David Samuel

Research Assistant
Calen Smith

Calen Smith

Research Assistant

Chandni Sheth, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Punitha Subramaniam

Graduate Student

Amanda Pompei

Administrative Research Assistant