Dr. Devon Oskvig

Dr. Devon Oskvig

Scientific Review Officer



Biography

Division:
Division of AIDS, Behavioral and Population Sciences DABP
IRG:
Biobehavioral and Behavioral Processes BBBP
Study Section:
Cognition and Perception CP

Dr. Devon Oskvig is the Scientific Review Officer for the Cognitive and Perception study section. She received a Ph.D. in lifespan cognitive neuroscience from Georgetown University, where she studied prenatal risk factors for neurodevelopmental disorders using rodent animal models to assess behavioral and anatomical changes in offspring born to mothers exposed to immune challenges during pregnancy. Dr. Oskvig completed her post-doc in the National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program, where she continued preclinical research on the relationship between maternal immune system activation during various stages of fetal development and acute and long-term immunological, molecular, and behavioral outcomes. Her research aimed to identify novel cellular and molecular mechanisms by which maternal infection altered the fetal environment with consequential effects on central nervous system function and behavior in rodent offspring. Prior to joining CSR, Dr. Oskvig was a consultant with a large government consulting firm, providing management and scientific expertise to several entities across the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in the psychological health and traumatic brain injury space. She assessed of the state of the science and conducted portfolio analyses; identified research gaps and informed research investments; and disseminated clinical best practices across the DoD and VA health care systems to improve the provision of care for Service members, Veterans, caregivers, and families.