Joel Stoddard, MD is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Joel joined the faculty of the Pediatric Mental Health Institute in 2016, following a five-year appointment as a research fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Dr. Stoddard received his medical degree from UC-San Francisco in 2004 and completed his general psychiatry residency at UC-Davis in Sacramento, CA. Joel uses functional MRI, eye-tracking, and other cognitive neuroscience approaches to develop new treatments for mood disorders.

Anne Penner, MD is a full-time clinician and educator in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Anne completed her General Psychiatry residency and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, where she served as the Senior Resident Psychiatrist from 2012-2015. Dr. Penner manages all clinical matters in the Emotion and Development Lab.

Jodi Zik, MD is a resident physician on the Child Psychiatry, Research, and Psychotherapy Scholars Tracks at the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr. Zik completed her Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio. Her research focuses on the heterogeneity of overarching diagnoses, transdiagnostic properties of common symptoms, and the intersection between neurobiology and clinical behavior.

Our Research Team

Eliza Elliotte, BSc is the research coordinator for the Emotion and Development Lab. Eliza received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Hollins University in Roanoke, VA. She is passionate about child development and has worked with toddlers to adolescents in both research and educational settings, such as Head Start. Her research interests include pediatric mental health, neurocognitive behavioral therapies, and public health.

Tennyson Dahlman, BSc joined the Emotion and Development Lab as a research assistant in 2019. Tennyson received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Regis University in Denver, CO. His research interests include adolescent mental health and the neuropsychological underpinnings of personality and mood disorders, and associated behaviors.

Tara Trujillo is a first-year medical student at the the University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine. 

undergraduates & ALUMNI
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