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Moriah Thomason, PhD

Principal Investigator

Moriah Thomason is the Barakett Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Population Health in the New York University School of Medicine. She formerly served as Director of the Perinatal Neural Connectivity Unit within the intramural Perinatology Research Branch of NICHD/NIH, where she established a pregnancy cohort of more than 300 culturally and racially diverse women and their children and developed methodology for examining human brain functional circuitry before birth. Her current NIH projects examine developmental disease origins and environmental programming of early human brain development. In particular, her projects are focused on the effects of stress and trauma, socioeconomic risk, and chemical exposures on child neurobehavioral development and health.

Moriah Thomason, PhD



Stanford University

NIMH NRSA Postdoctoral Training Fellowship, Departments of Psychology and Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, California, Mentors: Ian Gotlib, PhD and Gary Glover, PhD



Visiting Scholar, Laboratory of NeuroImaging (LONI), Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, Mentor: Paul Thompson, PhD


Stanford / MIT


PhD in Neuroscience, NIMH NRSA Predoctoral Training Fellowship, Neuroscience Institute, Stanford, Year 5 move to Massachusetts Institute of Technology, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, PI: John D.E. Gabrieli

B.A. in Psychology with High Honors

University of California, Berkeley

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