Sylia Wilson, Ph.D.

Co- Investigator
Sylia Wilson

Sylia Wilson received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University in 2012. Since then, she has been involved in twin and neuroimaging research at the MCTFR. Dr. Wilson conducts developmental psychopathology research that spans from early childhood into adulthood. Her primary research interests include identifying genetic and environmental risk factors for the development and familial transmission of depression, substance use, and other forms of psychopathology. Most recently, Dr. Wilson has been Principal Investigator on the Children of Twins Study, which is our first effort to assess the young children of our twin participants. Like for their twin parents, there are many fascinating family relationships for the children of twins - when identical twins have children, their children are cousins but are genetically as similar as half-siblings. The Children of Twins study involves the comprehensive assessment of the physical and mental health of the young children of twins, including assessment of their brain structure and functioning.


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