Constance A. Cummings, PhD, Project Director

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Constance A. Cummings is project director of the FPR and the website’s managing editor. In addition to co-organizing FPR workshops and conferences, she is a co-editor of Formative Experiences: The Interaction of Caregiving, Culture, and Developmental Psychobiology (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and Re-Visioning Psychiatry: Cultural Phenomenology, Critical Neuroscience, and Global Mental Health (Cambridge, 2015), and Culture, Mind, and Brain: Emerging Concepts, Models, and Applications (2020). She received her AB in Greek and Latin from Brown University and her PhD in theoretical linguistics (syntax) from New York University.

Recent Blog Posts

Focused Discussion: Brandon Kohrt (April 2021)

CMB Network member Brandon Kohrt discussed the multi-national collaborative “IDEA” project, a “risk calculator” for depression.

Focused Discussion: Brian Dias (March 2021)

The amount of stress we experience is on a spectrum. Many types of early life stress are risk factors for later psychopathology, including stress related to nutritional environment, immune system functioning (maternal activation), and air pollution. Importantly, age of exposure – critical periods – matters. Cultural differences can also play important roles in terms of whether or not behavior is considered neglect or abuse.