Chris Monk, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Psychology
  • Professor of Psychiatry
  • Research Professor, Survey Research Center
  • Primary Appointment:
    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    Department of Psychology


Dr. Chris Monk uses behavioral and neuroimaging methods to examine affective and cognitive processing during adolescent development. In particular, his research focuses on how behavioral and brain-based responses vary with age in normally developing youth as well as those with or at risk for psychopathology, such as anxiety, depression and autism. The ultimate goal of this research program is to better understand why some adolescents effectively navigate their socio-emotional environments, while others struggle and a subset experience the first onset of long-term mental disorders.  His teaching interests include developmental psychology and developmental neuroscience.

For a list of publications, visit the Translational & Developmental Neuroscience Laboratory site.

Translational and Developmental Neuroscience Lab (TaD Lab)

fMRI Lab

Faculty Webpage