Virginia Commonwealth University, 2012, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota, 2005, BA
• Genetic Epidemiology
• Behavior Genetics
• Methods Development
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.
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