Jennifer Willford, PhD, Associate Professor
Office: Vincent Science Center, 309-F
Office Hours: Spring 2018 - MWF 12-1, MW 10-11, T by appt
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BS: Interdisciplinary Neuroscience, Muskingum University
MS: Experimental Psychology, University of Kentucky
PhD: Experimental Psychology, Behavior and Neural Studies, University of Kentucky
Post-doctoral Fellowship: Psychiatric Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
Program Areas: Behavioral neuroscience, including neuroimaging, development, substance abuse, and cognition; Behavioral Teratology; and Psychiatric Epidemiology
Research Interests: Prenatal drug exposure effects on cognition and brain function, Effects of parenting behavior and environmental exposure on social-emotional brain development
Willford, J.A., Richardson, G.A., Day, N.L. (2012) Sex-specific effects of prenatal marijuana exposure on neurodevelopment and behavior. Lew, Michael (Ed); Kestler, Lisa (Eds), Gender differences in prenatal substance exposure. Decade of behavior., (pp. 121-136). Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association.
Willford, J.A., Chandler, L., Goldschmidt L., Day, N.L. (2010) Effects of prenatal tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana exposure on processing speed, visual-motor coordination, and interhemispheric transfer. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 32(6):579-587.
Willford, J.A., Day, R., Aizenstein, H., Day, N.L. (2010) Caudate asymmetry: a neurobiological marker of moderate prenatal alcohol exposure in young adults. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 32(6): 588-593.