2021 David Kucharski Young Investigator Award, Maya Opendak, Ph.D.

Dr. Opendak is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute. Research in the lab focuses on the developmental neurobiology of social behavior and the impact of experience, such as trauma, on infant circuits supporting complex behavior.

2021 David Kucharski Young Investigator Award, Kathryn Leigh Humphreys, Ph.D., Ed.M.

Dr. Kathryn Humphreys is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and Human Development at Peabody and an investigator in the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. She is a member of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, and holds a secondary faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Prior to coming to Vanderbilt, Dr. Humphreys received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, completed a clinical predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowship in Infant Mental Health at the Tulane University School of Medicine, and completed a research postdoctoral followship at Stanford University.