Brenden Tervo-Clemmens, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

E-MAIL: [email protected]

Research Interests:

The Tervo-Clemmens (TC) lab aims to understand normative brain development and the emergence of mental health and substance use disorders (as well as their co-occurrence) during adolescence, integrating techniques from developmental, computational, and clinical neuroscience.

We are also engaged in methodological work aiming to evaluate and improve the reproducibility and ultimately, clinical and policy utility, of large-scale fMRI and behavioral assessments in neurodevelopmental studies.


  • Tervo-Clemmens, B., Gilman, J. M., Evins, A. E., Bentley, K. H., Nock, M. K., Smoller, J. W., & Schuster, R. M., 2024. Substance Use, Suicidal Thoughts, and Psychiatric Comorbidities Among High School Students. JAMA Pediatrics, doi:
  • Tervo-Clemmens, B., Calabro, F. J., Parr, A. C., Fedor, J., Foran, W., & Luna, B., 2023. A canonical trajectory of executive function maturation from adolescence to adulthood. Nature communications, 14 (1): 6922. doi:
  • Tervo-Clemmens, B., Marek, S., & Barch, D. M., 2023. Tailoring Psychiatric Neuroimaging to Translational Goals. JAMA Psychiatry, 80 (8): 765-766. doi:
  • Marek, S., Tervo-Clemmens, B. (shared first author), et al., 2022. Reproducible brain-wide association studies require thousands of individuals. Nature, 603 (7902): 654-660. doi: PubMed ID: 35296861.
  • Tervo-Clemmens, B., Quach, A., Calabro, F. J., Foran, W., & Luna, B., 2020. Meta-analysis and review of functional neuroimaging differences underlying adolescent vulnerability to substance use. NeuroImage, 209 116476. doi: PubMed ID: 31875520.
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