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Stacy Drury, MD, PhD

Specialty Areas:

neurodevelopment, genetics, parenting

VPI Core Areas

VPI Core Areas: #Child Maltreatment

Angles of Approach

#Biological Medical

Biography

As a molecular geneticist and board certified child psychiatrist focused on the treatment of mental health issues in children exposed to trauma and violence, Dr. Drury has a unique perspective on the importance of research, particularly neuroscience and genetic research, as a critical tool to influence individual, community and policy related to the cross-domain impact of violence. Her research focuses on understanding how sensitive and responsive parenting can buffer young children from the lasting biological and psychological effects of violence and translate these findings into formats understandable by all groups in an effort to mitigate the impacts of violence across generations.