MCTFR Receives $1.7M Grant From the National Institute on Drug Abuse to Study Link Between Social Disadvantage and Substance Use

Last month, Dr. Sylia Wilson along with researchers from ICD, Psychology and Pediatrics received a grant of $1.7 million from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for their project titled, “Neurobehavioral Mechanisms Linking Childhood Social Disadvantage With Substance Use Trajectories in Adolescence and Adulthood.” The project will focus on the effects of social inequality on the developing brain as well as substance use and linked outcomes in adolescents and adults, and is part of the work of the Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR).

The team includes Sylia WilsonDamien Fair, Monica Luciana, Scott Vrieze, Eric Feczko, and Oscar Miranda Dominguez

Sylia Wilson, PhD, Assistant Professor, McKnight Land-Grant Professor at the Institute of Child Development. 

Monica Luciana, PhD, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Starke Hathaway Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. 

Scott Vrieze, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology.


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