pediatric health and neurodevelopment My research focuses on the neurobiology and genetics of co-occurring neurodevelopmental disorders, and the role that the prenatal environment plays in children’s physical health and neurodevelopmental. My research program is examining:
- brain structure and function in typically developing children and children with neurodevelopmental disorders including developmental coordination disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and autism spectrum disorder.
- the genetic basis genes of developmental coordination disorder and co-occurring disorders including attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
- the effects of prenatal and early childhood exposures (i.e., neurotoxicants, maternal nutrition, maternal mental health, maternal HIV) on children’s brains, cognitive development, behaviour and mental health in Canada and Tanzania.
- the role of prenatal and perinatal events such as being born too early on neurodevelopment and brain structure and function.
Other Degrees I Supervise In addition to the above degrees, I supervise students in the following:
- MSc in Neuroscience - Thesis based
- PhD in Community Health Sciences - Thesis-based
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