Principal Investigator

Sylia Wilson, PhD (she/her).

Sylia Wilson, PhD. Dr. Wilson, Director of the Fam CAN lab, is an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development. She completed her graduate training in Clinical Psychology at Northwestern University, clinical internship at the Minneapolis VA, and postdoctoral training at the University of Minnesota’s Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research and the Institute of Child Development. Dr. Wilson’s research interests are in the developmental etiology of psychopathology; differentiating pre-existing neurobehavioral deviations that confer risk for psychopathology from the effects of psychopathology on neurobehavioral development; and the mechanisms by which early familial and environmental adversity disrupts and/or alters neurodevelopment in sensitive developmental periods, increasing risk for psychopathology.