MRI brain images

Welcome to the Brain and Early Experience Lab, directed by Dr. Sarah Short.

Our overarching mission is to relieve suffering and promote resilience in typically developing and at-risk children. Inspired by a long-standing interest in the prevention of neurodevelopmental disorders and psychiatric illness, Dr. Short has conducted multidisciplinary research that unites the fields of psychology, biology, human development, and neuroscience. The ultimate goal of this effort is to create targeted cognitive and behavioral interventions that leverage the inherent plasticity of the developing brain to promote resilience and well-being.