Child & Adolescent Mood Disorders Research

Mood disorders are a category of illnesses that describe a serious change in mood. Illness under mood disorders includes major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder (mania - euphoric, hyperactive, over inflated ego, unrealistic optimism), persistent depressive disorder (long-lasting low-grade depression), cyclothymia (a mild form of bipolar disorder), and SAD (seasonal affective disorder).

About 20% of the U.S. population reports at least one depressive symptom in a given month, and 12% report two or more in a year.

Research Team

Kathryn Cullen, MD
Associate Professor
Principal Investigator

Study Coordinators:

Nathan Horek, ND
Anna Parenteau


Meredith Gunlicks-Stoessel, PhD, LP
Assistant Professor
Principal Investigator

Study Coordinator:

Jessica Arend


Karina Quevedo, PhD
Assistant Professor
Principal Investigator

Study Coordinator:

Jia Yuan Teoh


Kristina Reigstad, PsyD
Assistant Professor
Co-Investigator

Study Coordinator:

Jessica Arend