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Staff Member of the Month!

Alex was nominated as Lab Member of the month for July. Alex provides a lot of thoughtfulness, empathy, and encouragement to our group, and while working with participants. He has a great sense of humor, which adds a lot to our weekly lab meetings. The amount of work and detail he has been putting in as a parent RA is amazing, and he always handles clinical situations like a rock star! Thank you, Alex, for all your hard work!

Welcome to the Brain Imaging and Neuropsychology (BraIN) Laboratory at UW-Milwaukee! The primary focus of the BraIN Lab is on the brain and cognitive consequences of chronic drug use during adolescence and young adulthood. We also attempt to explain individual differences by examining whether gender, genetics, or lifestyle factors (body mass index, cardiorespiratory health, activity markers) moderate these effects. Currently, we are running a NIH/NIDA funded study (R01 DA030354) examining whether physical activity levels or cardiorespiratory fitness moderate the effects of chronic marijuana use on frontolimbic connectivity in teens and emerging adults. We are also one of 21 sites in The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study consortium, the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States. Dr. Krista Lisdahl is the principal investigator and director of BraIN Lab.