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Dr. Kristen Prentice

Dr. Kristen Prentice

Scientific Review Officer


Division of AIDS, Behavioral and Population Sciences DABP
Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior RPHB
Study Section:
Addiction Risks and Mechanisms ARM

Dr. Kristen Prentice received her Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, where she studied the effects of healthy aging and traumatic brain injury on human cognition. She then completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, where she went on to serve as an assistant professor. Her research there focused on neurocognitive function in adults living with schizophrenia, including reward processing, risk perception, and decision making, and she had a particular interest in assessing and improving individuals’ decisional capacity and their ability to provide valid informed consent. Since coming to CSR, Dr. Prentice has applied her expertise in healthy and disrupted cognition and decision making across the lifespan to managing reviews for a number of study sections concerning the mechanisms and consequences of substance use, addiction, and other health-related behaviors.