A Short Biography:
I am a clinical scientist who uses integrated behavioral, developmental, and neuroscientific methods to understand Major Depression and related affective disorders. In my research laboratory, we are working to understand neurocognitive dysfunction in depression, including abnormalities in the structure, molecular signaling, and coordinated activity of brain networks involved in emotion regulation. We explore these topics from a developmental perspective, with special interest in using neurocognitive risk markers to predict the onset and course of depressive illnesses in teens or young adults. Clinically, we are testing how neurocognitive functioning may be enhanced to foster affective health, with the goal of translating basic science into improved treatment and emotional wellness.
A selected list of publications:
Kaiser Roselinde H, Whitfield-Gabrieli Susan, Dillon Daniel G, Goer Franziska, Beltzer Miranda, Minkel Jared, Smoski Moria, Dichter Gabriel, Pizzagalli Diego A
Dynamic Resting-State Functional Connectivity in Major Depression
Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology,