Rebecca Waller

Director

Thank you for your interest in the EDEN Lab. We study social and emotional development, psychopathology, and personality. We explore the contexts that children grow up in that give rise to the development of psychopathology, including violence, substance use, aggression, and mood disorders, as well as related constructs, like conscience, guilt, fear sensitivity, empathy, and callous-unemotional traits. We also examine how the environment interacts with genetic risk to influence development by shaping the structure and function of the brain. Work in the EDEN lab is strongly translational because we aim to use our research to inform prevention and treatment efforts to reduce the risk of children developing different forms of psychopathology.

Rebecca Waller