Beatriz Luna, PhD, is the Staunton professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and Professor of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the founder and Director of the Laboratory for Neurocognitive Development, The Editor in Chief of the journal Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, and the founder and president of the Flux Society for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. Her research uses multimodal neuroimaging methods including: functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), Magnetoencephalography (MEG), Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging (MRSI) as well as cognitive testing to understand the brain mechanisms underlying development through adolescence when adult trajectories are defined. She has been the recipient of numerous awards notably the US Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering. Her findings have led to influential developmental models emphasizing the implications of specialization of different brain systems through adolescence informing normative and impaired development.
Edward P. Mulvey
Edward P. Mulvey, PhD, is a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Law and Psychiatry Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he has been on the faculty since 1983. Dr. Mulvey has directed numerous funded research studies on the link between mental illness and violence, the development of juveniles in the justice system, and the impact of sanctions and interventions for young people who have committed serious crimes. He also works with practitioners and policy makers on the provision of services to individuals at risk for involvement in violence. Dr. Mulvey currently serves on the Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Committee and the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, and is the Criminal Justice System Coordinator for Allegheny County (the county surrounding Pittsburgh, PA). He received his B.A. in psychology from Yale University in 1973, his Ph.D. in Community/Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia in 1982, and post-doctoral training in quantitative methods in criminal justice at Carnegie Mellon University.
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