Regina Sullivan, Ph.D.
Regina Sullivan is a member of the Emotional Brain Institute, which is a trans-institutional initiative between New York State’s Nathan Kline Institute, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine and the Center for Neural Science at New York University. Her laboratory’s research focuses on the behavioral and neural development of infants. She is particularly interested in how the infant brain is specialized to ensure that the infant learns to bonds to the caregivers. Dr. Sullivan has almost 100 publications, and her work is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.
Fear in LoveAttachment, Abuse, and the Developing Brain
Dr. Regina Sullivan explains how her research with rat pups has led to greater understanding of the infant brain, and how negative early experiences can cause long-term genetic, brain, behavioral, and hormonal changes that can affect not only the abuse victim but also the victim’s descendants.