University of California, Berkeley
Ron Dahl is the director of the Institute of Human Development at the University of California, Berkeley, where he also serves as professor in the school of public health and the joint medical program. He is a pediatrician and developmental scientist with long-standing research interests in the development of sleep/arousal regulation, affect regulation and the development of behavioral and emotional disorders in children and adolescents. His current work focuses on adolescence as a developmental period with unique opportunities for early intervention in relation to a wide range of behavioral and emotional health problems. His research connects basic developmental research (emphasizing social and affective neuroscience) and the translation of this work into clinical and social policy relevance. He has been elected as a fellow of several organizations, including the Association for Psychological Science and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a founding editor of the journal Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience and serves as president of the Society for Research in Child Development.