James Black

Assistant Professor

Research Summary

Rural community strategies for coping with drug epidemics and crisis. Optimizing psychiatric services for multi-problem families; for example: children in foster care (e.g., child neglect or trauma, mild head injury) their parents (e.g., substance abuse, PTSD, other psychiatric illness) and social context (e.g., domestic violence, poverty). Early experience effects on brain anatomy, particularly the effects of trauma, poor attachment quality, maternal depression, and potentially healing experience, such as normative experience, psychotherapy, or enrichment effects.