My research interests are in the area of developmental cognitive neuroscience, emphasizing the development of attention and learning and the manner in which these components become integrated to serve higher-order functions.
Dr. Cushing's research is concerned with the promotion and maintenance of behaviors that advance the physical and psychological health and wellbeing of children and youths.
Ph.D., 2007, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, completed internship at University of Mississippi Medical Center
Research Areas: Clinical Child Psychology
Ph.D., 1995, Duke University
Dr. Ilardi's research focuses on the etiology and treatment of depression. Over the past decade his clinical research team has worked to develop the Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC) treatment protocol based on several modifiable lifestyle factors (e.g., physical activity, omega-3 intake, light exposure, social connection) with demonstrated antidepressent benefit.
Dr. Kirk is a clinical faculty member and administrator. She directs all practicum activity, supervises, and facilitates clinical training opportunities. She also teaches graduate courses and provides professional development mentorship to students.