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Youth and Family Research Program

Welcome to the Youth and Family Research Program

The Youth and Family Research Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh is dedicated to understanding the course and treatment of behavior problems, alcoholism, and drug addictions among youth and young adults.  This is a university research program with projects led by Drs. Brooke Molina, Michael Marshal, and Sarah Pedersen, collaborating investigators from other universities (e.g., William Pelham, Ph.D., Oscar Bukstein, M.D., Benjamin Lahey, Ph.D., Betsy Hoza, Ph.D.), project staff, and trainees (e.g., graduate students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows).

Our research is funded by a number of federal agencies, including the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute for Neurological Disease and Stroke, the U.S. Department of Education, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, as well as foundation and industry sources.


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