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Betty Lai

About Me

I hold the Buehler Sesquicentennial Assistant Professor Chair at Boston College. I study child mental health, and I have published over 60 peer reviewed articles on this topic. My research as a Principal Investigator has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, among others. These efforts have been recognized with awards from the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Foundation.

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I believe all researchers should have access to grant writing training. Luck of the draw in training shouldn't determine who gets funded. We need to hear and fund society's best ideas. I also believe fear of failure can keep us from aiming for big goals. Take the leap and "try imperfectly." And finally, I believe the time to do work that matters is now.

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