William E. Copeland, Ph.D.

William E. Copeland, Ph.D.

William E. Copeland, Ph.D.
bbrf awards icon BBRF Awards & Recognition

2008 Young Investigator Grant

William E. Copeland, Ph.D.

bbrf awards icon Title & Institution

Professor, Department of Psychiatry

University of Vermont

bbrf awards icon BBRF Awards & Recognition

2008 Young Investigator Grant

bbrf awards icon Bio

Dr. Copeland was trained as a clinical psychologist at the University of Vermont and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in psychiatric epidemiology at Duke University Medical Center. As part of a NIMH K23 award and a NARSAD early-career investigator award, he received supplemental training in psychiatric genetics and biomarker analysis. Since then, he has been the PI or Co-I on grants from NIMH, NIDA, NICHD and the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to support his work on the longitudinal, representative Great Smoky Mountains Study. He is also currently an investigator on the Duke Preschool Anxiety Study, the Fast Track Intervention Trial, the University of Vermont Wellness Study, and Project RAISE. Across all of these studies, his research program has focusing on understanding the development of emotional and behavior health across the lifespan. This work includes understanding the interplay between early adverse experiences and genetic vulnerability with other individual, family, and contextual characteristics. The program of research has led to over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts including publications in JAMA, JAMA: Pediatrics, JAMA: Psychiatry, the American Journal of Psychiatry, American Journal of Public Health, Biological Psychiatry, Molecular Psychiatry, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Learn More About the Foundation

Who
We Are

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is a global nonprofit organization focused on improving the understanding, prevention and treatment of psychiatric and mental illnesses.

Read more

Our
Impact

Beginning in 1987, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation was providing seed money to neuroscientists to invest in “out of the box” research that the government and other sources were unwilling to fund. Today, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is still the leading, private philanthropy in the world in this space.

Read more

Our
People

Meet the people who make up the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. Our staff of experts, passionate Board of Directors, and Scientific Council which includes Nobel prize winners and chairs of psychiatric departments around the world.

Read More

Annual Report
& Financials

We take our responsibility to our donors seriously and believe that our financial operations must be transparent. We're proud to say that 100% of your contribution for research is invested directly in research grants.

Read more

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.

Read more

Media
Center

The latest news on brain and behavior research and issues that matter most to you.

Read more