Three Generations at High and Low Risk for Depression Followed Longitudinally

Project: Research project

Project Details


Northwestern University will be responsible for aiding in study design, data analysis, and interpreting study results. The site will also continue to assist in manuscript preparation. Dr. Shankman is well suited to be PI of this subcontract. He is Professor of Psychiatry (with a courtesy appointment in the Department of Psychology) and has published over 130 scholarly works on depression, anxiety, and their co-occurrence (central disorders of the family study R01 grant). His two areas of expertise are in a) the relation between depression and anxiety disorders, with an emphasis on neurobehavioral studies examining common vs. specific emotional processes between the two; and b) the familial transmission and course of internalizing psychopathology. Dr. Shankman also has an expertise in conducting research with an RDoC “lens” - a critical skill given the RDoC focus of the R01. Specifically, he was PI of one of the first R01s funded under the RDoC initiative, co-I on two other RDoC funded R01s, and has been invited to speak and write about RDoC by NIMH (including two webinars) and numerous academic societies and journals.
Effective start/end date4/1/193/31/22


  • Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. (144275//5R01MH036197-32)
  • National Institute of Mental Health (144275//5R01MH036197-32)


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