Dr. Knopik's primary area of interest is the joint effects and interaction of genetic and environmental (specifically prenatal and early postnatal) risk factors on childhood externalizing behavior (e.g., Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder) and associated learning and cognitive deficits.
Dr. Knopik is Director of the Division of Behavioral Genetics and an Associate Professor (Research) in the Departments of Psychiatry & Human Behavior and Behavioral & Social Sciences at Brown University. She received her Ph.D. in Behavioral Genetics from the Institute for Behavioral Genetics and the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2000. She subsequently completed a NIAAA-funded T-32 postdoctoral fellowship in psychiatric genetics and genetic epidemiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis from 2000-2003 and continued on as junior faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine from 2003-2004. Dr. Knopik joined the faculty at Brown University in 2004.
VALERIE KNOPIK, PhD
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