Susan B Perlman, PhD
Education & Training
Selected Honors & Awards
- Karim, H.T., & Perlman, S.B. (2017). Neurodevelopmental maturation as a function of irritable temperament: Insights from a naturalistic emotional video viewing paradigm. 2017 Human Brain Mapping, Oct;38(10):5307-5321.
- Wakschlag, L.S., Perlman, S.B., Blair, J., Leibenluft, L., Briggs-Gowan, M., & Pine, D.S. (2017). The neurodevelopmental basis of early childhood disruptive behavior: Irritable and callous phenotypes as exemplars. The American Journal of Psychiatry.Published online: November 17, 2017 | https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2017.17010045
- Li, Y., Grabell, A., Wakschlag, L.S., Huppert, T.J., & Perlman, S.B. (2017). The neural substrates of cognitive flexibility are related to individual differences in preschool irritability: A fNIRS investigation. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2016.07.002. Epub 2016 Aug 4.
- Perlman, S.B., Huppert, T.J., & Luna, B. (2015). Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Evidence for Development of Prefrontal Engagement in Working Memory in Early through Middle Childhood. Cerebral Cortex, 26(6), 2790-2799.
- Perlman, S.B., Luna, B., *Hein, T.C., & Huppert, T.J. (2013). fNIRS Evidence of Prefrontal Regulation of Frustration in Early Childhood. NeuroImage, 85(1), 326-334.
The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce the promotion of Susan Perlman, PhD to the rank of Associate Professor of Psychiatry by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Perlman completed her PhD in cognitive neuroscience at Duke University in 2009 and joined the University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry as a postdoctoral scholar in the federally funded T32 training program focusing...
First Time R01 Recipients Embark on Next Phase of Their Careers
The receipt of a researcher's first R01 grant is an important milestone in their career as an independent scientist. Six investigators in the Department of Psychiatry, who recently completed NIH-funded mentored career development K grants, have successfully transitioned to their first R01 awards. These individuals, are representative of the many, next-generation scientists who are conducting innovative and exciting...
LCBD Grand Opening
Dr. Susan Perlman recently welcomed colleagues to the grand opening of the Laboratory for Child Brain Development. The new lab space features an area for children and families with plenty of toys, games and other activities to enjoy while they wait before their appointments with research staff. "I wanted to create a space where the kids participating in our studies and their families could relax and enjoy...
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