Education

Ph.D. - Combined Program in Education and Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan

Certificate of Graduate Study - Development of Psychopathology and Mental Health Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan

M.S. - Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan

Certificate of Graduate Study - Department of Special Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts

Ed.M. - Program in Teaching and Curriculum Development, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts

B.A. - Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts

Professional Appointments

University of Michigan, Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, 2011 - present

James Swain Parental Neuroimaging Lab

Projects -

Brain Functioning Following Children's Exposure to Stressful Life Experiences

    Principal Investigator - Suzanne Perkins, Ph.D.

Childhood Poverty and Brain Development: Roles of Chronic Stress and Parenting

    Principal Investigators - James Swain, M. D., Ph.D., Israel Liberzon, M.D., & Gary Evans, Ph.D.

    Language lead - Suzanne Perkins, Ph.D.

University of Michigan, Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, 2008 - 2011

Psychiatric Affective Neuroimaging Lab

Project -

Function of the Medial Frontal Cortex in Pediatric Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Principal Investigator - Suzanne Perkins, Ph.D.

    Mentors - Chandra Sripada, M.D., Ph.D., Julie Kaplow, Ph.D. and James Swain, M. D., Ph. D.


Publications and Presentations

Publications

Perkins, S. C., Smith-Darden, J., Ametrano, R. M., & Graham-Bermann, S. (2014). Typologies of Violence Exposure and Cognitive Processing in Incarcerated Male Adolescents. Journal of Family Violence, 29(4), 439–451. doi:10.1007/s10896-014-9600-y

Perkins, S. C., Welsh, R. C., Stern, E. R., Taylor, S. F., & Fitzgerald, K. D. (2013). Topographic Analysis of the Development of Individual Activation Patterns During Performance Monitoring in Medial Frontal Cortex. Cognitive Developmental Neuroscience, 6, 137–148. DOI:10.1016/j.dcn.2013.09.001.

Perkins, S.C., Finegood, E., & Swain, J. E., (2013) Parenting, Poverty, and Language Development, Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience, 10(4):10–19. 

Swain, J. S., Perkins, S. C., Dayton, C. J., Finegood E. D., Ho, S. S. (2012). Parental Brain and Socioeconomic Epigenetic Effects in Human Development, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35(5): 378-379.

Perkins, S.C. (2012). An Ecological Perspective on the Comorbidity of Childhood Violence Exposure and Disabilities: Focus on the Ecology of the School, Psychology of Violence, 2(1): 75-89. 

Perkins, S. C. & Graham-Bermann, S. (2012). Violence Exposure and the Development of School-Related Functioning: Psychopathology, Neurocognition, Language Deficits, and Disabilities, Journal of Aggression and Violent Behavior: A Review Journal, 17: 89-98.

Perkins, S. C., Cortina, K. Smith-Darden, J. & Graham-Bermann, S. (2012). The Mediating Role of Self-Regulation Between Intrafamilial Violence and Mental Health Adjustment in Incarcerated Male Adolescents, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27(7): 1199–1224. DOI:10.1177/0886260511425240.

Perkins, S. C., Smith-Darden, J., & Graham-Bermann, S. (2011). The Relation of Violence Exposure and Ethnicity to Intelligence and Verbal-Performance Discrepancies in Incarcerated Male Adolescents, Violence and Victims, 26(4): 496-512. 

Graham-Bermann, S. & Perkins, S. (2010). Contribution of Age at First Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence on Child Adjustment, Violence and Victims, 25(4): 427-39.

Fitzgerald, K. D., Perkins, S. C., Angstadt, M., Stern, E. R., Welsh, R. C., Liberzon, I., & Taylor, S. F. (2010). The development of performance-monitoring function in the posterior medial frontal cortex. Neuroimage, 49 (4): 3463-73.

Jasinska, A. & Perkins, S. (2009). Impact of the tri-allelic serotonin transporter polymorphism on the white-matter tract connecting the amygdala and the prefrontal cortex, Journal of Neuroscience, 26;29(34):10461-2.

Astor, R., Benbenishty, R., Haj-Yahia, M. Zeira, A., Perkins-Hart, S., Marachi, R. & Pitner, R. (2002). The Awareness of Risky Peer Group Behaviors on School Grounds as Predictors of Students’ Victimization on School grounds: Part II – Junior High Schools, Journal of School Violence, 1(3), 57-76.

Astor, R., Benbenishty, R., Haj-Yahia, M. Marachi, R., Zeira, A., Perkins-Hart, S. & Pitner, R. (2002). The Awareness of Risky Peer Group Behaviors on School Grounds as Predictors of Students’ Victimization on School grounds: Part I – Elementary Schools, Journal of School Violence, 1(1), 11-33.