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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

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Massey, Suena Huang

Suena Huang Massey, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Medical Social Sciences

Dr. Massey is the Principal Investigator on a Career Development Award (K23) from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (2015-2020) to identify cognitive and affective processes unique to the prenatal period as putative targets for intervention on smoking. She is also the Principal Investigator of a study on prenatal cannabis use and birth outcomes funded by a Dixon Translational Research Grant (2017 - 2018). Dr. Massey serves on the Hazelden Chicago Council and the Board of Governors of the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies.

Parker, Jones G

Jones G Parker, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Physiology

We use imaging approaches to acquire large-scale recordings of neural activity during behavior, focusing on deep-brain areas implicated in neurological and psychiatric diseases, such as striatum. We use these tools to delineate the functional contribution of neuronal sub-populations in these brain areas to normal behavior in control subjects and pathological behavior in models for brain diseases. Our aim is to target these neural substrates to improve treatment outcomes for neuropsychiatric diseases.

 

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