I am a postdoctoral fellow at the War Related Illness and Injury Center (WRIISC) at VA Palo Alto and the Stanford University School of Medicine. I completed my Ph.D. in Neuroscience with Dr. Lisa Aziz-Zadeh at the University of Southern California, where I used functional neuroimaging to investigate brain networks that support affective and social processes. At the WRIISC, I work with Dr. Maheen Adamson to apply predictive modeling approaches using structural neuroimaging data to investigate the extent to which Veteran patients' mental health symptoms can be accounted for by structural and microstructural features of fronto-limbic brain regions and networks. As a cognitive and clinical neuroscientist, I am broadly interested in how differences in people's perception and behavior are related to variations in structural and functional properties of the brain. More specifically, I am interested in how individual differences in core affective and motivational brain networks might be associated with differences in social behavior, personality, and predisposition to experiencing mental health symptoms following physical and psychological trauma.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Southern California (2013)
Bachelor of Science, University of California Berkeley (2005)