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Deborah Walder
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: Brooklyn College|Graduate Center
Phone: 718.951.6013
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Emory University
Training Area: Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience|Clinical Psychology @ Queens College|Health Psychology and Clinical Science
Research Interests: Neurodevelopmental Aspects of Mental Health Risk
Research Focus: Neuroscience

Areas of Expertise:

Walder's research program focuses on neurodevelopment of mental health disorders (e.g., schizophrenia, depression). She studies biomarkers of risk (using neurohormone assay, genetics, neuropsychological testing, brain imaging techniques) and environmental factors (e.g., stress) among healthy, high-risk youth and young adults. This includes use of prospective methods to better understand the early trajectory of illness, with an eye toward prevention and early intervention.