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Carol Prescott

Carol Prescott

Carol Arlene Prescott is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Southern California (USC), where she also holds a joint appointment in the Davis School of Gerontology. Before joining the faculty of USC in 2005, she was an assistant, and later associate, professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her research focuses on the genetic and environmental contributions to variation in cognition, as well as on identifying causes of substance use disorders.[2]

Carol Prescott
Carol Arlene Prescott
EducationJohns Hopkins University
University of Virginia
Known forBehavior genetics
Psychiatric genetics
AwardsTheodore Reich Young Investigator Award from the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics (2004)
Fulker Award from the Behavior Genetics Association (2006)
Scientific career
InstitutionsVirginia Commonwealth University
University of Southern California
ThesisClinical, psychometric, and biometric assessment of schizophrenia: A psychiatric twin study (1991)
Doctoral advisorIrving Gottesman[1]


  1. Prescott, Carol A. (March 2017). "Irving Gottesman: Scholar, Mentor, and Advocate". Clinical Psychological Science. 5 (2): 429–431. doi:10.1177/2167702617691486. ISSN 2167-7026. S2CID 151692000.
  2. "About Carol Prescott". USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2019-03-23.

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