College of Education and Human Development

Institute of Child Development

Ip awarded $100,000 PRISMH-MIDB Seed Grant Award

ICD Assistant Professor
Ka I Ip, PhD

ICD Assistant Professor Ka I Ip, PhD, has been awarded a $100,000 Root Causes and Interventions for Mental Health Problems grant, which is jointly supported by the University of Minnesota President’s Initiative on Student Mental Health (PRISMH) and the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain (MIDB).

Ip’s proposal “Developmental pathways linking disparities in neighborhood quality to mental health outcomes among adolescents: A bioecological approach to understand effects of structural racism” will be funded from April 2023 to April 2024.

The project will use geocoded data from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study to examine connections between race-specific and seemingly race-neutral neighborhood inequalities and mental health and neurocognitive development among adolescents. It will also explore potential biological stress and developmental pathways linking upstream macro-social exposures to downstream consequences of youth mental health outcomes.

Congratulations Ka!