Psychology alumna recognized for advancing field with life-changing work

The Cognitive Neuroscience Society awarded alumna BJ Casey the 2022 George A. Miller Prize, which recognizes scholars at the cutting-edge of their discipline.

She has presented scientific findings before state supreme courts and policy makers around the country. Her research aims to change how the world understands and treats mental health and behavioral health issues, particularly in young people.

“You get to a certain age where you feel that your research really has to make a difference. It needs to inform how we can improve and benefit society,” Casey says. “That’s why my research has moved in this direction – not only justice reform but mental health as well.”

At South Carolina, Casey worked with Professor John Richards studying infant memory.

“She is well-regarded in the scientific community, attested to by numerous awards, science citation index rate, grants and students,” says Richards.

Read the full story, written by Laura Erskine, on the College of Arts and Sciences website.

Banner photo courtesy BJ (Betty Jo) Casey (center), with FAB lab students at Yale University in early 2020.

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