Does prenatal exposure to opioids impact the neuropsychological development of children? If so, how? And what can the results of these findings tell us about "normal" neuropsychological development of children?
The HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) study aims to address these knowledge gaps by longitudinally following 7,500 pregnant women for 10 years. In 2023, data for 30 national sites will arrive at the University of Minnesota, including brain imaging, biospecimens, medical histories, and cognitive, psychological and social development measurements.
The HBCD Data Coordinating Center (HDCC), a multi-team consortium for this NIDA/NIH collaborative grant, governs the data workflow and processing, as well as the data storage for this study. These data will be housed and analyzed with expertise from both the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain and the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute.
Maren oversees the data-intensive system development and operations of the HDCC led by principal investigators: Drs. Anders Dale, Damien Fair, and Chris Smyser.
- Clinical research program management
- Medical education program management
- Quality improvement
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- Grant writing
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