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Arianna Gard, UMD (Psychology)

Population Neuroscience: Generalizability and Representation in Human Neuroimaging Studies
When Oct 23, 2023
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Hybrid - *2208 LeFrak Hall and Online via Zoom
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Contact Phone 301-405-6403
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About the Seminar

Structural and functional neuroimaging have become common tools to study human behavior and cognition. Efforts to increase the generalizability of neuroscience research largely focus on increasing sample size, with less explicit attention to population representation. In this talk, I will describe a Population Neuroscience approach to human neuroimaging research, and present empirical data that evaluates the sociodemographic representation of over 1,000 recently-published neuroimaging studies. In addition, I will describe the Representation And Research Ethics (RARE) Project at the University of Maryland, College Park, which aims to increase population representation in biosocial research through community-driven research methods. 

About the Speaker

Arianna Gard (small)

Dr. Gard is an Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology, Faculty Affiliate in the Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuroscience (NACS), Social Data Science Center, and the Maryland Population Research Center, and Director of the Growth And Resilience across Development (GARD) Lab at the University of Maryland, College Park. Together with her students and collaborators, she studies how environmental adversity and promotive factors shape brain and behavioral development – with a particular focus on how features of the neighborhood context guide risk and resilience processes. A prominent feature of her work is to increase sociodemographic diversity in neurobiological research by including historically under-represented groups in research design and implementation. 

Seminar Format

Location IN PERSON: 2208 LeFrak Hall. NOTE that Morrill Hall will have no heat on this date and therefore the seminar will be held in room 2208 LeFrak Hall. We are requesting advanced registration so that we can track capacity.  Please use this link to RSVP.

Location ONLINE VIA ZOOM: Zoom Registration Link. Upon registration, you will receive an automatically generated email with the direct link for the seminar

COVID-19 Information

MPRC public events for Fall 2023 will be a mix of in person and online via Zoom.  For in person events, all event attendees must follow current protocols

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