Sylia Wilson


I study the developmental etiology of psychopathology—the underlying processes that lead to the development of internalizing and externalizing problems. My research integrates developmental, clinical, and neuroscience methods, and takes a lifetime developmental perspective that includes the study of infants, children, adolescents, and adults. I use study designs and populations that are causally and genetically informative, including longitudinal, high-risk family, and twin designs, and take a multimodal approach that includes behavioral, observational, neurocognitive, psychophysiological, and magnetic resonance imaging methods.