Daniel Petrie is a doctoral student in Human Development and Family Studies. His research focuses on the relationship between adolescent brain development and decision-making. Specifically, he is interested in neural networks that help facilitate the transition from goal-directed behavior to habitual behavior, and how adolescents may form habits differently than children and adults. Daniel is also interested in identifying biological risk factors that may facilitate the formation of maladaptive habits like cigarette smoking.
The Prevention and Methodology Training (PAMT) program, funded by a T32 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, trains predoctoral and postdoctoral researchers in the integration of prevention science and statistical methodology for the behavioral sciences.