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Education

  • Virginia Commonwealth University, 2012, PhD
  • University of Minnesota, 2005, BA

Research Interests

  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Behavior Genetics
  • Methods Development

Research Description

Dr. Peterson’s program of research is focused on the genetic and environmental determinants of mood disorders and comorbid traits including substance use and physical health with a particular emphasis on cross-population studies.

Awards

  • The Society of Biological Psychiatry Early Career Investigator Award, Spring 2020
  • The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Young Investigator Award, Fall 2019
  • Early Career Faculty Award, American Psychological Association, Spring 2019
  • NIMH Career Development Award, Spring 2018
  • Lindon J. Eaves Post-Doctoral Award, December 2015

Selected Publications

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