Grace Brennan, Ph.D.

Grace Brennan

Postdoctoral Scholar

Grace is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Moffitt-Caspi Lab. She is funded by the National Institute on Aging through a T32 training grant provided to the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. Grace received her B.S. in Psychology and German Studies from the College of William and Mary and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Yale University. She completed her clinical internship at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

Grace’s research focuses on the development of disinhibition and dysregulation across the lifespan. Her work examines the cognitive mechanisms contributing to disinhibited behaviors (e.g., aggression, problematic substance use) as well as the social and health consequences for individuals who chronically engage in these behaviors. Grace uses both lab-based experimental paradigms and longitudinal cohort study designs in her research.