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An update on the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study – Dr. Susan Tapert


Podcast Date: 
Feb 26, 2016

According to the NIH website, “The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study will follow approximately 10,000 children beginning at ages 9 to 10, before they initiate drug use, through the period of highest risk for substance use and other mental health disorders. Scientists will track exposure to substances (including nicotine, alcohol, and marijuana), academic achievement, cognitive skills, mental health, and brain structure and function using advanced research methods.” Dr. Tapert provides an extraordinary look inside this new study, as she reviews the study design and the path to getting this study up and running. This is a podcast you won’t want to miss!

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