I am a graduate student in clinical psychology at the University of Oregon. My research interests center on the impact of early adversity on neurobiological mechanisms across the lifespan. Specifically, I am investigating immunological disruptions in the context of early life stress and seeking to establish stable biomarkers of stress. Further, I am invested in integrating multifaceted neurobiological approaches into intervention-based research paradigms and exploring the effects of interventions on stress responsivity systems in pediatric populations. After completing my B.A. in 2013 at the University of Michigan, I worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator at the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program and World Trade Center-Health Research Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student
University of Oregon
Research Interests: early life stress, adversity, immune, stress systems, trauma, neglect, health, intervention, oxidative stress
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While many 9/11 World Trade Center First responders developed posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, the way that the symptoms presented […]