The research of Monica Dhar is aimed at improving mental health in children and adolescents. Her research efforts are focused on cognitive control and emotion regulation. Another goal of her research is to optimize existing treatment protocols and develop new evidence-based ones. She aims to bridge the gap between insights from fundamental research and clinical practice, by translating research findings to the clinical field. Monica Dhar has expertise in both developmental and cognitive psychology. She is particularly interested in developmental disorders and has a strong methodological background in experimental psychology (designing paradigms, programming skills), and event-related potential (ERP) studies (including advanced source localization and topographical mapping analyses).