JPB Research Network Members

Launched in 2015, the JPB Research Network on Toxic Stress brings together a deeply committed and distinguished group of scientists, pediatricians, and community leaders.

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Javier Aceves, M.D.

  • Professor of Pediatrics, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
  • Medical Director, Young Children’s Health Center

Institutional link

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Byron D. Amos

  • Board Member, Atlanta Board of Education
  • CEO, Capacity Builders, Inc.

Website & Full Bio

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Louis Appel, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.

  • Chief Medical Officer and Director of Pediatrics, People’s Community Clinic

Institutional Bio

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W. Thomas Boyce, M.D.

  • Lisa and John Pritzker Distinguished Professor of Developmental and Behavioral Health, Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco

Institutional Bio

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Rahil D. Briggs, Psy.D.

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Director of Healthy Steps at Montefiore
  • Director of Pediatric Behavioral Health Services at Montefiore Medical Group

Institutional Bio

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Inger Brown Cheves

  • Community Engagement Director, Community Partners

Organization link

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Kathleen Conroy, M.D., M.S.

  • Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Clinical Director, Boston Children’s Primary Care
  • Medical Director, Young Parents Program, Boston Children’s Hospital

Institutional link

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Cerella Craig

  • Community Mental Health Ambassador, MOMS Partnership

Institutional Bio

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Megan R. Gunnar, Ph.D.

  • Regents Professor and Distinguished McKnight University Professor
  • Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota

Institutional Bio

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Alise Hegle

  • Advocacy Project Manager and Policy Lead
  • Office of Innovation and Policy, Children’s Home Society of Washington

Biographical Profile

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Takao K. Hensch, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Professor of Molecular & Cellular Biology, Center for Brain Science
  • Director, Conte Center for Basic Mental Health Research at Harvard University

Institutional Bio

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Pat Levitt, Ph.D.

  • Simms/Mann Chair in Developmental Neurogenetics, Institute for the Developing Mind, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • W. M. Keck Provost Professor in Neurogenetics, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
  • Director, University of Southern California Neuroscience Graduate Program

Institutional Bio

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Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D.

  • Alfred E. Mirsky Professor
  • Head, Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology, The Rockefeller University

Institutional Bio

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Michael Meaney, C.M., Ph.D., C.Q., F.R.S.C.

  • Scientific Director, Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics and Mental Health, Douglas Mental Health University Institute
  • Researcher, Douglas Institute
  • James McGill Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University
  • Director, Program for the Study of Behaviour, Genes and Environment, McGill University

Institutional Bio

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Charles A. Nelson III, Ph.D.

  • Richard David Scott Chair in Pediatric Developmental Medicine Research, Boston Children’s Hospital Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School
  • Professor of Education, Harvard University

Institutional Bio | The Bucharest Early Intervention Project

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Nora Razon

  • Family and Community Engagement Manager, The Primary School

Institutional Bio

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Suzanne Roberts, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Institutional Bio

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Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D.

  • Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Founding Director, Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

Full Bio

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Michael F. Troy, Ph.D., L.P.

  • Medical Director, Behavioral Health Services
  • Associate Medical Director, Neuroscience Institute Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Institutional Bio

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Wayne Ysaguirre

  • President and CEO, Nurtury (formerly Associated Early Care and Education)

Institutional Bio

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