Pediatric Mood,Imaging, and NeuroDevelopmentProgram

Anastacia Kudinova, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Heather MacPherson, PhD

Psychologist

Rebecca Babcock Fenerci, PhD

Psychologist

Sarah Thomas, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow


PediMIND Alumni


Rachel Christensen


Amanda Ruggieri


Stephanie Jackvony


Lauren Kasoff


Erin Bojanek


​Anna Villavicencio, PhD


Jorge Almeida, MD, PhD 


Grace Cushman


Alexandra Weissman


Ezra Wegbreit, PhD


Megan Puzia


Christina Fleischer


Thania Galvan


Karen Seymour, PhD


Matthew Young, PhD


Brooke Reidy


Matthew Pescosolido


Ali Mersereau


Lisa Goldberg


Alison Baistrocchi































Daniel Dickstein, MD

Principal Investigator





























Kerri Kim, PhD

Clinical Psychologist





























Karen Pena

Research Administrator




























Gracie Jenkins

Clinical Research Assistant



Anna Gilbert

Clinical Research Assistant



Elana Schettini

Clinical Research Assistant


Meet the PediMIND Team

Click on the pictures of our current team members to learn more!

The Pediatric Mood, Imaging, and NeuroDevelopment Research Program, or PediMIND, is dedicated to identifying biological and behavioral markers-- scans and tests--  for psychiatric illnesses in children and adolescents. We hope that our research will help improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of these conditions. 


To achieve this goal, we conduct cutting-edge research using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), special computer games, and genetic analyses to determine how children and adolescents with certain psychiatric disorders differ from those without such illnesses. 


For those seeking treatment, we also provide research-grade evaluations and evidenced-based interventions on a limited basis.  

Who are we, and what do we do?

Pedi MIND