1. To study the effects of prenatal exposure to drugs of abuse on child development
2. To study the effects of cognitive processes on directed reaching in high risk children
Dr. Linda LaGasse is Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Research) and Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research) and the Director of Research at the Brown Center for the Study of Infants at Risk at Brown University. Dr. LaGasse has studied prenatal exposure to drugs of abuse on development including cognitive-motor processes, behavior problems and early initiation of drug use. Her ongoing focus is on two multi-site, longitudinal studies of children with prenatal exposure to methamphetamine and adolescents with prenatal exposure to cocaine. Dr. LaGasse is also PI of an international study in New Zealand extending her work on prenatal methamphetamine exposure. Currently underway is a new study of the impact of prenatal SRI exposure on fine motor control using kinematic analyses. Dr. LaGasse has over 80 peer reviewed publications, serves on the Editorial Board of Neurotoxicology and Teratology and has been supported by NIH grants for the past 15 years.
LINDA LAGASSE, PHD, SCM
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