Our Core Team

Over the past decade, the Developing Brain Institute has grown from a staff of six to a phenomenal, diverse and talented team of more than 45 staff and partners. The Institute has assembled leading scientists and health care providers from across myriad disciplines and health care models (tertiary care to primary care) that are at the forefront of clinical research and translational efforts focused on accelerating screening, diagnosing, treating and preventing prenatal onset brain disorders to improve child health and well-being for life.
Clinical Director of Research, DBI and Attending Neonatologist

Lead Perinatal Behavioral Specialist

Lead Perinatal Behavioral Health Specialist

Research Faculty (Assistant Professor)

Perinatal Behavioral Health Specialist

Clinical Research Coordinator

Graphic designer/medical illustrator

Research Faculty (Assistant Professor)

Perinatal Behavioral Associate

Perinatal behavioral health specialist

Perinatal Behavioral Health Specialist

Clinical Research Nurse Program Manager

Clinical Research Coordinator

Clinical Director of Perinatal Behavioral Health

Research Faculty (Assistant Prof)

Our Partners

Director of Prenatal Pediatrics Institute

Maternal & Fetal Medicine Specialist

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Mommy&Me Virtual Mommy Meet-ups co-facilitator

Chief, Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology

Board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist

Medical Director, Prenatal Cardiology Program

Director of the Advanced Physiological Signals Processing Laboratory

University of Virginia Professor

Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care, Reston Hospital Center

Mommy&Me Virtual Mommy Meet-ups co-facilitator

Mommy&Me Virtual Mommy Meet-ups co-facilitator


Laura Abella

Anila Ahmed

Ariunzaya Amgalan

Simone Burchard

Lily Carroll

Gia Carusone

Sophia Czopek

Donna Dadkhoo

Srikanth Damera

Hannah Duncanson

Vedavalli Ganesan

Sophie Gengler

Hailey Gauck

Smriti Gupta

JT Howard

Zahra Iqbal

Manuela Jimenez

Allen Min Jo

Chris Jose

Abigail Koeppel

Brittany Lessin

Andrew Lim

Victoria Lyou

Elizabeth Matsiyevskiy

Emily Miller

Dhruv Patel

Rayyaan Potter

Ashwin Rajesh

Geetika Reichmann

Caroline Reze

Kristianne Rulona

Alexander Sabel

Aden Selassie

Chloe Sitrin

Emma Somer

Gracie Spurney

Marissa Steinberg

Nathan Suh

Amaya Tatum

Prarek Thakker

Annika Townsend

Maia Yarborough

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