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Michael W. Schlund, Ph.D.
Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2854
Michael Schlund is a psychologist in the Department of Behavioral Psychology and director of the Neurobehavioral Imaging Laboratory at Kennedy Krieger Institute and an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Schlund received his bachelor's of arts and master's of science degrees in psychology from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. He received his doctoral degree in experimental psychology in 1995 from Auburn University.
Dr. Schlund joined Department of Behavioral Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) in 1995. He served as the clinical director of the Kennedy Krieger Institute Residential Programs for Adults and Medically Fragile Children, and then served for five years as a psychologist for the Home and Community Rehabilitation Program for Adults and Children with Neurological Disorders. Dr. Schlund left clinical service to serve as a scientific reviewer for KKI and the Neurobehavioral Research Unit, and as the director of the Neurobehavioral Imaging Laboratory. He also holds a research scientist appointment at the University of North Texas, where he conducts neuroimaging research on basic learning processes relevant to adult and childhood psychopathology. In addition, he holds an adjunct assistant professor appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, where he collaborates with researchers in the Program in Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience investigating pediatric mood disorders.
At the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, University of North Texas and University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Schlund collaborates with other scientists examining the neurobiology of basic learning processes that contribute to the emergence of mood disorders and dysfunctional coping in adults and children. By coupling basic learning paradigms with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), the research projects are gaining insights into the functional neuroanatomy that supports dysfunctional coping behavior, in particular problems related to anxiety and avoidance. Results of these investigations are laying the foundation for advancing developmental affective neuroscience research and treatment.