The BANDA study is among the first of several projects funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) to study a disease population using data collection protocols from The Human Connectome Project, a multi-institutional project seeking to build a comprehensive map of neural connections in the human brain. This study assesses adolescent depression and anxiety at multiple levels of analysis, including MRI and clinical/behavioral features. The goal is to determine whether we can find reliable biopsychosocial markers for these disorders which can be used to more accurately predict clinical outcomes during this critical developmental period. This study was headed in part by Dr. Hubbard while at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Hubbard has received funding from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation to continue his work on BANDA at UNL, in collaboration with colleagues at McLean Hospital, Boston University, Mass General Hospital, Northeastern University, and Columbia University.
Learn more about the Boston Adolescent Neuroimaging of Depression and Anxiety (BANDA) Project!