Shannon Peake, Ph.D


Shannon Peake, Ph.D., is a research associate with the Stress Neurobiology and Prevention (SNAP) Laboratory and the Prevention Science Institute at the University of Oregon. His research uses neuroimaging methods to examine the combined influence of social factors and early adversity on behavior in children and adolescents. These perspectives then inform the development and implementation of interventions to support parents and caregivers, and to improve outcomes for children. Current neuroimaging projects include a study comparing the effects of peer influence and social rejection on decisions by adolescents in foster care and resting state analysis of neural network development in younger children in foster care. Intervention projects include a randomized trial of FIND (Filming Interaction to Nurture Development) video coaching for parents of children with early adversity and a statewide implementation of FIND with early education providers in Washington State.