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Amanda M. Dettmer

Associate Research Scientist, Yale University

I am a primatologist and behavioral neuroscientist with 20 years of experience studying the effects of life events on normal and abnormal brain functioning across the lifespan (e.g., cognition & behavioral development). I currently serve as the Editor-in-Chief for the peer-reviewed scientific journal, Developmental Psychobiology, which is the flagship journal of the International Society of Developmental Psychobiology.

I was the 2017-18 American Psychological Association (Executive Branch Science Fellow (part of the AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship), and am now currently conducting research and science writing at the Yale Child Study Center.


  • 2018–present
    Associate Research Scientist, Yale Child Study Center