Dr. Karen Seymour

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Assistant Professor, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


Dr. Seymour is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with the School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University.  Broadly speaking, her research focuses on better understanding the mechanisms underlying difficulties in emotion regulation in children with psychopathology using behavioral, physiological and neuroimaging methods.  In particular, Dr. Seymour’s research focuses on better understanding emotion dysregulation in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. She currently has grant funding to examine behavioral and neural correlates of poor frustration tolerance, a particularly impairing form of emotion dysregulation, in children ages 8-12 year-old with ADHD compared to their typically-developing peers. She is also interested in the role of comorbidity in children with ADHD and how that might contribute to emotion dysregulation.

Dr. Seymour is excited to be expanding her research using physiological and neuroimaging methods to study detection of driving hazards in experienced versus inexperienced adolescent drivers. She has formed collaborations with researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health to explore this research area.  This research project has the potential produce physiological and neural biomarkers of driving behavior which in turn could provide evidence-based assessment and training protocols for novice drivers. 

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