The Parental Brain: How Parenthood Shapes the Adult Brain

This webinar – part of the LCRN’s series on The State of Life Course Health Development Research: Past, Present and Future – features Pilyoung Kim, PhD.


Dr. Kim is Assistant Professor of Psychology and a director of the Family and Child Neuroscience lab at the University of Denver. Her long-term research career trajectory is to examine the early life origins of socioeconomic disparities in health from a neurobiological perspective. Dr. Kim’s current work, funded by the National Institue of Child Health and Human Development, focuses on the prospective effects of perinatal exposures to poverty on the neural plasticity in new mothers and infants. She was a recipient of the 2014 Victoria S. Levin Grant for Early Career Success by the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD). Dr. Kim received her PhD in Development Psychology from Cornell University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Developmental Affective Neuroscience at the National Institute of Mental Health.


Webinar recording available here