Brendan A. Rich

The Catholic University of America, USA


Brendan A. Rich received his B.A. degree in psychology from Vassar College in 1993 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in clinical child psychology from the University of Florida in 2000 and 2003, respectively. He completed his predoctoral internship at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, USA, and his Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in Bethesda, USA. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology at the Catholic University of America, in Washington, where he serves also as the Director of the Child Cognition, Affect, and Behavior Laboratory. His research focuses on elucidating the causes of childhood mental illness, including the neural mechanisms that underlie pediatric bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders, and the cognitive deficits of childhood mood disorders, such as face emotion misperception and affect and behavior dysregulation. His work also seeks to identify optimal treatments for youths with psychological disorders in clinical service settings. He has won early career development and research awards from organizations including NIMH, National Institutes of Health, American Psychological Association, Society of Biological Psychiatry, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Anxiety Disorders Association of America, and American Association for Higher Education.

Biography Updated on 4 September 2011

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