Cortney Simmons, PhD

Fundamentals of the Adolescent Brain (FAB) Lab

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


Cortney’s research integrates developmental psychology, criminology, psychobiology, and quantitative modeling to examine how individual and contextual factors contribute to risky and antisocial behavior. She also examines the juvenile justice system as a developmental context that affects adolescent’s educational achievement, wellbeing, and behavior. Prior to joining the FAB lab, Cortney completed her PhD at the University of California, Irvine under the advisement of Dr. Elizabeth Cauffman. In her free time, she enjoys taking long walks with her dogs, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, and trying new flavors of ice cream.