Roanoke COVGEN Team

Brittany Howell, Ph.D.

Dr. Cindy Smith

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Human Development and Family Science,

Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Assistant Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Science, Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Dr. Eunkyung Lucy Shin

Postdoctoral Associate, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC

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The Howell MIND Lab is a group of Virginia Tech scientists working at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute in Roanoke, VA. We are dedicated to improving mother-infant outcomes for our community by exploring the factors that influence healthy infant brain and behavioral development. When the COVID-19 pandemic began, we had to quickly redirect our focus to investigating how the pandemic was affecting perinatal women and their infants in the Roanoke Valley and beyond. We look forward to gaining a deeper understanding of the ways this pandemic has affected and continues to affect this unique cohort.

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