Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
Dr. Cecile Ladouceur received her doctoral degree from the University of Quebec in Montreal. She is a licensed child psychologist with expertise in developmental affective neuroscience. Currently, Dr. Ladouceur is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the Director of the Cognitive-Affective Neuroscience and Development (CAN-D) Laboratory and the Developmental Affective Science Collective (DASC), a group of collaborating researchers at the University of Pittsburgh conducting research on affective disorders and affective development.
Dr. Ladouceur’s research program focuses on the development of brain systems supporting emotion processing and emotion regulation in typically developing children and adolescents as well as those diagnosed with or at-risk for anxiety and mood disorders. She is particularly interested in the effects of puberty on the teen brain as a way to understand risk and resilience for mood disorders. Her lab uses different neuroimaging methods along with measurements of emotion and behavior in the lab and in the real-world. Her research is funded with grants from the National Institutes of Mental Health and the Brain and Behavior Foundation.