Brittany Howell


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Brittany Howell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Science, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Dr. Howell's research interests include:

  • Gut-Brain-Behavior Axis Development
  • Biological Pathways of Early Experience and Maternal Influence on Infant Neurodevelopment
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Diffusion Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Developmental Social Neuroscience
  • Translational Neuroscience

Education and Training

  • Emory University: Ph.D. , Neuroscience

Previous Positions

  • University of Minnesota Postdoctoral Scholar
  • Emory University Postdoctoral Scholar
  • Emory University Graduate Assistant, New Orleans Research Collaborative

Awards and Honors

  • 6th Annual Nutrition & Growth Meeting Abstract Award
  • Jacobs Foundation Conference Young Scholar, “Reconciling Genes and Contexts:
  • NIMH Institutional Postdoctoral NRSA Award