Hunter Carney, BS, joined the Developing Brain Institute (DBI) as a Clinical Research Coordinator in January 2023. Prior to joining our team, Hunter attended the University of California San Diego where she received her Bachelor of Science in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience. Since graduation, she has worked on the research staff at Duke University Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, during which she developed a passion for child development and helping vulnerable populations. This previous career experience has provided her a strong foundation in clinical research practices, enhanced her interpersonal skills to communicate comfortably with patients and providers, and informed her desire to make health care more accessible. In addition, her background has strengthened her appreciation of how social and environmental drivers of health, even as early as in utero, can affect children’s neurodevelopment and overall health. As a Clinical Research Coordinator with our team, Hunter is excited to support the DBI’s research focus on early brain development. She will work closely with our neonatal and fetal research team to support participant recruitment, data management and study oversight. Hunter is thrilled to support DBI’s overarching mission of promoting fetal and newborn neurodevelopment and improving maternal mental health outcomes.