My research is inherently interdisciplinary and requires a team-science approach. I have been successful at developing a strong team of social, behavioral, and biomedical scientists across multiple institutions to complete my work. A long-standing collaborator has been with Dr. Cynthia Berg, a lifespan developmental psychologist at the University of Utah. To facilitate successful collaborations across multiple sites, and to make progress on publishing our work, we have held semi-annual “writing retreats” where investigators of our collaborative team, post-docs and graduate students from universities across multiple states meet for several days to analyze data and write manuscripts. This generates a deep understanding of our findings, solidifies team relationships, allows students to build professional networks, and provides a fun alternative to the often solitary experience of scientific writing.

Pictures Through the Years

2013
2013

Deb and Francisco

2013
2013

READY Lab

2018
2018

READY Lab

2013
2013

Deb and Francisco

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