Cameron Judy 2012

Judy Cameron PhD

University of Pittsburgh
Professor of Psychiatry and the Clinical Translational Science Institute
Council Member of the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child

Judy Cameron is a Professor of Psychiatry and the Clinical Translational Science Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. For 10 years she was a member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Early Experience and Brain Development and she is currently a member of the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child and the Scientific Council of the Child Mind Institute. Dr. Cameron’s research focuses on the effects of everyday life stresses on long-term health. Areas of interest include the interaction between genetic factors and early life experiences on shaping behavioral development, identification of factors that lead to stress sensitivity versus stress resilience, and effects of exercise on neuroprotection. She has a long-term interest in understanding the interactions between physical health and mental health. Dr. Cameron’s newest research initiative is Working for Kids: Building Skills, which is a novel community-based program that teaches the fundamentals of brain development to those who work with children at a community level.