Dr. Elizabeth Hoffman is fascinated by the relationship between human behavior and how our brains are organized. She is a Scientific Program Manager for the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study, which looks at how activities like playing sports, sleeping, screen time, and many other life experiences affect kids’ brain development as they grow up. Dr. Hoffman spent her childhood in Newton, Massachusetts where she got her first taste of psychology in high school. She was so intrigued that she studied psychology in college and later pursued a graduate degree in neuropsychology. When not working, you can find Dr. Hoffman hanging out with her two teenagers, her husband, and adorable dog, Stella (pictured here). Dr. Hoffman also loves theatre, traveling, and rowing crew!