University of Toledo
Department of Psychology
I am broadly interested in classification and transdiagnostic processes, with a focus on integrating basic and clinical research on biobehavioral mechanisms underlying reward responsiveness and emotion dysregulation into the development of evidence-based treatments for mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders. I am particularly interested in understanding the predictive role of neural and behavioral responsiveness to reward on clinical outcomes in MDD and PTSD, as well as mechanisms of change in behavioral treatments (e.g., ACT, behavioral activation). My dissertation project will examine the role of neural and behavioral responsiveness to reward in the trajectory of MDD and PTSD symptoms over a 12-month period following exposure to a traumatic event.