Welcome to the Center for Healthy Brain Development
Intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) are disorders that typically appear before adulthood and negatively impact the trajectory of an individual's development, often with respect to their intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior, that may manifest across multiple body systems. However, a lack of predictive biomarkers perpetuates the status quo of inexact treatments, wasted time and resources, and failures to optimize progress for children and families. Thus, the Center for Healthy Brain Development is committed to improve outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by collaborating across grounds for progress across the commonwealth of Virginia. We aim to do so through research and translation, clinical care and training, and policy and partnerships.
Learn about the research personnel at the University of Virginia and what we do.