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Arianna Gard Ph.D.

Arianna Gard, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

1121 Biology-Psychology
College Park , Maryland 20742
Office Phone: 301-405-3281


  1. Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, University of Michigan, 2019
  2. B.A., Psychology, Minor in Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, 2010


My research examines the influence of environmental factors on health and behavior across the lifespan, with a particular focus on the adolescent period. I use a variety of biological methodologies to probe the mechanisms of neighborhood- and family-level influences on developmental outcomes, including functional MRI, genetics and epigenetics, and physiological markers of stress. A prominent feature of my work is to increase sociodemographic diversity in neurobiological research by including historically under-represented groups in research design and implementation.


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