About the author:

My research focuses on the neural circuitry children and adolescents use to learn about different aspects of their environment, how such circuits are shaped by early life stress, and why neural changes due to this stress confer risks for negative outcomes. Through this work, I have found that the risks for different forms of psychopathology associated with early life stress are conveyed by specific alterations in brain circuitry responsible for reward and socio-emotional information processing.

What I want to achieve:

My primary goal is to increase our knowledge about the neurobiological effects of early life stress. I hope that such information could aid in predicting, preventing, and treating stress-related, mental health problems.

Awards & accomplishments:

Robert L. Fantz Memorial Award for Young Psychologists, American Psychological Foundation.

Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Early Stage Investigator Paper Awardee, NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research.

Rising Star”, American Psychological Society.