Neuroimaging of Marginlization-Related Diminished Returns

Analysis of the ABCD data shows neurobiology of racism in the United States

We are working with a multi-disciplinary team of brain imagers, neurobiologists, psychiatrists, and cognitive psychologists who are interested in studying how racism influences the brain development. Our analysis of the ABCD data shows that due to structural racism, the effects of parental education and household income on neurocognitive outcomes such as executive function, memory, inhibitory control, and emotion are weaker for Black than White children. We have also found weaker SES effects on functional and structural brain measures for Black than White children. This is in part because stress, trauma, and discrimination remains high for all Black children, regardless of class and SES. Here are the papers.

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Neuroimaging Experts

Associate Professor, Wayne State University

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Ajilore, Olusola Alade, MD PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry,  University of Illinois

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Ajilore, Olusola Alade, MD PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry,  University of Illinois