BJ Casey, PhD

Fundamentals of the Adolescent Brain (FAB) Lab

Yale University
Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall, 414
1 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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Courses Taught 
PSYC 352 The Adolescent Brain 
PSYC 756 Research Topics on the Adolescent Brain
PSYC 656 Developmental Psychopathology and Sensitive Periods of Neural Development 
PSYC 702 Current Work in Clinical Neuroscience
PSYC 704 Current Works in Behavior, Genetics and Neuroscience 



Phone: (203) 432 - 7790
Fax: (203) 432 - 7172

Casey is a Professor of Psychology, member of the Justice Collaboratory in the Yale Law School and of the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program at Yale University in addition to Visiting Investigator at The Rockefeller University. Casey is a world leader in human neuroimaging and its use in typical and atypical development. Casey is a world leader in human neuroimaging and its use in typical and atypical development. She skillfully uses brain imaging to uniquely examine developmental transitions across the life span, especially during the period of adolescence. Her work is grounded in translational studies from genetically altered mice to humans patients, developing models for several mental health problems that affect millions of young people today. Her studies have begun to inform when and how to target treatments to the individual based on age and genetic profile (i.e., precision medicine) and her discoveries have been highlighted by NPR, PBS, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and National Geographic and have implications for juvenile justice and mental health policy reform.

Casey has served on several advisory boards including the NIMH Board of Scientific Counselors and NIMH Council, the Scientific Advisory Board for NARSAD, the Advisory Board for the Human Connectome Project- Life Span Study, the National Research Council Board of Children, Youth and Families, and National Research Council and Institute of Medicine committees of the National Academies on the Science of Adolescent Risk Taking, Assessing Juvenile Justice Reform, and Sports Related Concussions in Youth. She has received funding from the NIMH, NIDA and NICHD, NSF, the John Merck Fund, the Dana Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation. She has been asked to present her work on the adolescent brain to congressional staff on Capital Hill, to the Washington State Supreme Court and to federal judges around the country. She is the recipient of numerous awards including an honorary doctorate from Utrecht University in The Netherlands and author of nearly 200 publications. Casey is someone who takes the training of the next generation of scientists as seriously as her own research, for which she is passionate.

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