What do we really mean when we talk about childhood adversity? How can we best measure it? In the latest Said&Dunn post, Research Coordinator Katie Davis makes a push for precision in how we define, capture, and refine adverse childhood experiences in research.
By: Katie Davis
Postpartum depression is common and has long-term consequences for both moms and their babies. Check out the latest Said&Dunn post written by Karmel Choi, who shares ways to spot depression in new moms, and summarizes why such efforts are so important.
By: Karmel Choi
Is tightening the p-value threshold a good idea? Can science survive without the “p” word? Khalil Zlaoui, a biostatistics student in the Dunn Lab, writes about the promises and pitfalls of p-values when drawing scientific conclusions.
By: Khalil Zlaoui
Sexual harassment is pushing women out of their scientific careers. It is time for that to change. Read our latest Said&Dunn article by Sam Ernst, which explores how the #MeToo movement is reaching the sciences.
By: Sam Ernst
Like many Americans, we have been horrified by recent reports of children being separated from their parents at U.S. border facilities. What's happening at the border clearly goes against decades of research on the damaging effects of toxic stress during childhood. We strongly feel that a change in policy is needed.
By: Erin Dunn
Causal language irritates, perplexes, and sometimes inspires the scientific community - but it is a tricky thing to navigate, especially when communicating with people who don't have a scientific background. This week's Said&Dunn piece, written by our data analyst, Yiwen, explores the use of causal language in psychosocial research.
By: Yiwen Zhu
Who actually participates in research studies? What sorts of things influence whether a participant will drop out of a study? In this week's Said&Dunn post, Research Coordinator Katherine Crawford explores who is captured in research and who is being left out.
By: Katherine Crawford
Is it nature or nurture that determines our risk for depression? The truth is - it's a complex interaction between both. Read more about how genes and experiences influence depression risk in this piece.
By: Meg Wang and Erin Dunn
New to the field of genetics and epigenetics? That steep learning curve got you feeling overwhelmed? Lucky for you, the Dunn Lab's intern Juan has some helpful tips to help you get underway! Check out his top 10 list of insights.
By: Juan Ramirez
Graduate school can be stressful. It is therefore no surprise that graduate students, particularly those in helping professions or who conduct research related to health, report feeling high levels of stress and experience high rates of mental illness.
By: Kristen Nishimi
During any given year, an estimated 13-20% of US children experience some type of mental disorder –– and these numbers have been on the rise. Although media attention often focuses on mental health problems in girls, recent data in the US suggests that school-aged boys are more likely than their female peers to have any type of mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder.
By: Kathryn Davis and Sam Ernst
Meet Juan - a bioinformatics intern in the lab - and learn about his background, research, and which super power he’d like to have!
By: Sam Ernst
Scientists in psychology and many other disciplines have started a “replication revolution" designed to increase confidence in scientific findings. What do we think about the replication movement? Read more here.
By: Sam Ernst, Meg Wang, and Erin Dunn
Depression is one of the most common, costly, and disabling mental disorders worldwide; however, there are many different types of treatment available for people struggling with depression. Read more about treatment options and find helpful links to resources in this article.
By: Sam Ernst and Karmel Choi
Youth are particularly vulnerable to the effects of stress. Childhood stress, and particularly exposure to its most severe and chronic forms, including things like abuse, or poverty, is known to associate with poor physical and mental health, not only during childhood and adolescence but also even into adulthood.
By: Sam Ernst
Read more about our current co-op student in the lab and her current projects.
By: Sam Ernst