ABOUT ME

I am an assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences at Dartmouth College and direct the Computational Social Affective Neuroscience Laboratory.  I completed a BA in psychology at Reed College, an MA in psychology at the New School for Social Resarch, and a PhD in clinical psychology and cognitive neuroscience at the University of Arizona under the mentorship of Dr. Alan Sanfey.  In addition, I completed a predoctoral clinical internship in behavioral medicine at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior at the University of California Los Angeles and a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Tor Wager at the University of Colorado Boulder.  My training has a dual emphasis on clinical psychology and cognitive neuroscience and my research is focused on understanding the neurobiological and computational mechanisms underlying social interactions. Specifically, I'm interested in how we learn and make decisions in social contexts and how pain and emotions can be regulated through social interactions. I have an unhealthy obsession with statistics and methods, particularly those relating to neuroimaging and modeling, which has undoubtedly taken its toll on my social life.  In my few precious minutes of free time I enjoy producing music, cooking, and riding my bike.

 

index.htmlindex.htmlcv.htmlindex.html