Dr. Poornima Kumar receives NIMH R21 Award

Dr. Poornima Kumar has been awarded an R21 from NIMH entitled “Building Normative Models of Reinforcement Learning Decision Making Behavior.”

The main goals of this proposal are to (1) parse Reinforcement Learning based Decision-Making (RLDM) sub-processes into mathematically-defined parameters in a large sample using a diverse set of tasks; (2) assess test-retest reliability of these parameters; and finally (3) build normative models of the parameters and chart the heterogeneity at the level of the individual. It is expected that resulting normative models will provide us with a framework to study RLDM disorders at the individual participant level without parsing the clinical cohort, which will be the first step towards precision medicine.

Congratulations, Poornima!