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I am a joint postdoctoral fellow in the Neurbiology of Fear Lab (PI: Dr. Kerry Ressler) and the Neurobiology of Affective and Traumatic Experiences lab (PI: Dr. Nathaniel Harnett) at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School. In 2021, I received my doctorate from the neuroscience program at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

As a graduate member of Dr. Christine Larson’s Affective Neuroscience Lab and the Milwaukee Trauma Outcomes Project, I leveraged neuroimaging techniques to evaluate factors which may bestow risk or resilience of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a traumatic injury.

My current line of work investigates how structural determinants of health may influence the neurobiological mechanisms underlying PTSD, depression, and anxiety symptoms. Most of my research uses AURORA study data, a large longitudinal multi-site study of adverse post-traumatic neuropsychiatric outcomes.