Ronald E. Dahl MD

Professor, Community Health Sciences
Professor, Joint Medical Program
Research Interests: 
  • Adolescent Brain Development
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Early Intervention and Prevention
Selected Publications: 

Blakemore, SJ, Burnett, S, Dahl, RE: The role of puberty in the developing adolescent brain. Human Brain Mapping. (in press).

Forbes, EE and Dahl, RE: Pubertal Development and Behavior: Hormonal Activation of Social and Motivational Tendencies. Brain and Cognition. 72(1)66-72, 2010.

Forbes, EE, Ryan, ND, Phillips, ML, Manuck, SB, Worthman, CM, Moyles, DL, Tarr, JA, Sciarrillo, SR, Dahl, RE: Healthy adolescents' neural response to reward: Associations with puberty, positive affect, and depressive symptoms. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 49(2)162-172, 2010.

Forbes EE, Olino TM, Ryan ND, Birmaher B, Axelson DA, Moyles DL, Dahl RE: Reward-related brain function as a predictor of treatment response in adolescents with major depressive disorder. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience. 10(1)107-118, 2010.

Quevedo, K, Benning, S, Gunnar, M, Dahl, R: The onset of puberty: effects on the psychophysiology of emotion and motivation. Development and Psychopathology, 21(1)27-45, 2009.

Shirtcliff, EA, Dahl, RE, Pollak, SD: Pubertal Development: Correspondence between hormonal and physical development. Child Development, 80(1)310-311, 2009.

Forbes, EE., Hariri, AR., Martin, SL., Silk, JS., Moyles, DL., Fisher, PM., Brown, SM., Ryan, ND., Birmaher, B., Axelson, DA., Dahl, RE: Altered Striatal Activation Predicting Real-World Positive Affect in Adolescent Major Depressive Disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry, 166(1)64-73, 2009.

Dahl, RE, Gunnar, MR: Special Section Editorial: Heightened stress responsiveness and emotional reactivity during pubertal maturation: Implications for psychopathology. Development and Psychopathology, 21(1)1-6, 2009

Dahl, RE: Biological, Developmental, and Neurobehavioral Factors Relevant to Adolescent Driving Risks. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 35(3)S278-S284, 2008.

Cryder, CE, Lerner, JS, Gross, JJ, Dahl, RE: Misery is not Miserly: Sad and Self-Focused Individuals Spend More. Psychological Science, 19(6)525-530,2008.

Ladouceur, CD, Dahl, RE, Carter, CS: Development of Action Monitoring through Adolescence into Adulthood: ERP and Source Localization. Developmental Science, 10(6)874-891, 2007.

Dahl RE and Spear LP: Adolescent Brain Development: Vulnerabilities and Opportunities. Ronald E. Dahl, M.D., and Linda Patia Spear, Ph.D., (eds.). Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Volume 1021, 2004.

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