Nora is broadly interested in identifying shared factors of depression and anxiety that influence treatment response, as well as psychotherapeutic mechanisms of change. In turn, she hopes to use this knowledge to inform treatment selection and personalization approaches to more effectively treat these disorders.
Brett wants to develop more precise, adaptive, and valid measures of symptoms relevant to depression and anxiety disorders. He, in turn, is interested in how these measures can help to select and personalize treatments to better serve individual needs.
Christina is interested in determining markers and mechanisms of illness trajectory within mood and anxiety disorders. This includes neural, cognitive, and peripheral (e.g. immune and hormonal) correlates and predictors of disease development, course, and symptomatology, along with a particular interest in treatment response. It is her hope that this work may facilitate the development and improvement of mechanistically-based risk factors, treatments, and other intervention strategies.
Olivia is interested in using intra-individual and temporal data (such as ecological momentary assessment) to better understand the mechanisms underlying anxiety and related disorders and treatment. She is also interested in how social interactions impact anxiety symptoms.
Allison is interested in risk and resilience factors for depression, particularly those of the cognitive and interpersonal realms. The aim of her research is to gain specificity of these factors’ mechanisms in order to improve existing treatments and develop novel interventions for mood disorders.
Ben’s interests lie at the intersection of cognitive neuroscience and clinical psychology. He utilizes multimodal neuroimaging tools such as MRI and TMS to develop strategies for 1) clarifying the dynamics of human brain network architecture, 2) disentangling the neurodevelopmental underpinnings of clinical symptoms, and 3) evaluating neurocognitive biomarkers to improve diagnostic classification.
Chrissy is interested in understanding the cognitive, affective, and neural underpinnings of anxiety and mood disorders with the aim of enhancing treatments. She is also interested in emotion regulation and positive emotion.