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Leslie Hulvershorn

Continuity Lead


Hulvershorn’s research targets three areas – addiction risk neuroimaging & phenomenology; mood disorder neuroimaging and phenomenology; and emotional lability in childhood externalizing disorders. She is examining the brain bases of the transition from the absence of drug use in childhood to the onset of problematic drug use and risky sexual behaviors in adolescence. In addition, she serves as a co-lead of the statewide expansion of evidence-based practice for the assessment and treatment of adolescent substance use disorders. As a clinician and researcher on child and adolescent mental health and addiction, she provides important insights to understanding the role of stigma as an obstacle to prevention and treatment.