Three Questions Frame Our Research

1
What are the changes in emotional reactivity and regulation that occur from middle childhood through adolescence?
2
How do these processes go awry in youth who develop anxiety and/or depressive disorders?
3
How can this research be leveraged to improve prevention and intervention approaches for these disorders?

Lab Director

Lab Director

Jennifer S Silk, PhD

Jennifer Silk joined the University of Pittsburgh faculty in 2005 and is a Professor in the Department of Psychology.  Her research focuses on factors involved in the etiology and treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders in adolescents.

FEND News

2019-The FEND Lab has received a one year supplemental grant to add questions about suicidality and self-harm to the GIRLS: Brain ecological momentary assessment protocol!

2019-The FEND Lab has received a grant from the Social Science Research Initiative for the SmartCAT in the Community Project. The initiative is focused on interdisciplinary approaches within the social sciences.

2019-The Fend Lab has received the Pitt Seed Grant to fund the SmarCAT in the Community Project! Pitt Seed Projects are well-defined actions that will play an instrumental role in transforming the University of Pittsburgh that align with the Plan for Pitt aims. Read more here.