Three Questions Frame Our Research

What are the changes in emotional reactivity and regulation that occur from middle childhood through adolescence?
How do these processes go awry in youth who develop anxiety and/or depressive disorders?
How can this research be leveraged to improve prevention and intervention approaches for these disorders?

Lab Director

Lab Director

Jennifer S Silk, PhD

Jennifer Silk joined the University of Pittsburgh faculty in 2005 and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology.  Her research focuses on factors involved in the etiology and treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders in adolescents.


2016 - FEND post-doc Caroline Oppenheimer is awarded a Career Development Grant from the NIMH and appointed Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  Congratulations Caroline!!