2017 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Human Biology
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Allan Reiss, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Radiology

Sarah’s research will involve the evaluation of a novel intervention to improve executive function (EF) in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). There are many school-aged children in the US with ADHD—some reports estimate as many as 1 in 10—and it is therefore a costly burden on the US health-care system. Through the Bio-X USRP, Sarah will be working to evaluate the effect of a targeted intervention (involving cognitive rehabilitation and neurofeedback) that enhances the neural networks subserving executive functions in ADHD in order to treat the underlying disorder.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 24, 2017:

NIRS Neurofeedback for Improving Executive Function in Children with ADH

Sarah Bell1, Hadi Hosseini1, Allan Reiss1
[Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences1, Stanford University]