Grand Rounds

Fridays at 12:00 to 1:15 p.m. at WisPIC in the Commons Room, unless otherwise noted.

Ryan Herringa, MD, PhD

Friday, August 4th

Childhood Trauma, PTSD, and Neurodevelopment in Youth

Ryan Herringa, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is a pediatric psychiatrist and neuroscientist whose work explores the neural substrates of childhood traumatic stress and PTSD. He directs the BRAVE Lab (Building Resilience after Adversity and Violent Events), which seeks to map neurodevelopmental trajectories following childhood trauma. Specifically, the BRAVE Lab uses structural and functional neuroimaging combined with behavioral, physiological, and genetic approaches to develop biomarkers of vulnerability, recovery, and resilience to childhood trauma. Biomarkers of childhood trauma could then be used to improve prevention and intervention strategies in victimized youth. In addition to his research, Dr. Herringa remains active in clinical care and teaching, with specilization in the treatment of youth with trauma-related mental illness.