Roselinde Kaiser, Ph.D.

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.

Work Titles
UCLA Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Member, Brain Research Institute

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Department of Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles
1285 Franz Hall, Box 951563
Los Angeles, CA 90095


A selected list of publications:

Mackiewicz Seghete Kristen L, Kaiser Roselinde H, DePrince Anne P, Banich Marie T   General and emotion-specific alterations to cognitive control in women with a history of childhood abuse NeuroImage. Clinical, 2017; 16: 151-164.
Admon Roee, Kaiser Roselinde H, Dillon Daniel G, Beltzer Miranda, Goer Franziska, Olson David P, Vitaliano Gordana, Pizzagalli Diego A   Dopaminergic Enhancement of Striatal Response to Reward in Major Depression The American journal of psychiatry, 2017; 174(4): 378-386.
Kaiser Roselinde H   Neurocognitive Markers of Depression Biological psychiatry, 2017; 81(4): e29-e31.
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, 2016; 41(7): 1822-30.
Kaiser Roselinde H, Pizzagalli Diego A   Dysfunctional Connectivity in the Depressed Adolescent Brain Biological psychiatry, 2015; 78(9): 594-5.
Kaiser Roselinde H, Andrews-Hanna Jessica R, Wager Tor D, Pizzagalli Diego A   Large-Scale Network Dysfunction in Major Depressive Disorder: A Meta-analysis of Resting-State Functional Connectivity JAMA psychiatry, 2015; 72(6): 603-11.
Kaiser Roselinde H, Andrews-Hanna Jessica R, Spielberg Jeffrey M, Warren Stacie L, Sutton Bradley P, Miller Gregory A, Heller Wendy, Banich Marie T   Distracted and down: neural mechanisms of affective interference in subclinical depression Social cognitive and affective neuroscience, 2015; 10(5): 654-63.
Snyder Hannah R, Kaiser Roselinde H, Warren Stacie L, Heller Wendy   Obsessive-compulsive disorder is associated with broad impairments in executive function: A meta-analysis Clinical psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, 2015; 3(2): 301-330.
Snyder Hannah R, Kaiser Roselinde H, Whisman Mark A, Turner Amy E J, Guild Ryan M, Munakata Yuko   Opposite effects of anxiety and depressive symptoms on executive function: the case of selecting among competing options Cognition & emotion, 2014; 28(5): 893-902.
Andrews-Hanna Jessica R, Kaiser Roselinde H, Turner Amy E J, Reineberg Andrew E, Godinez Detre, Dimidjian Sona, Banich Marie T   A penny for your thoughts: dimensions of self-generated thought content and relationships with individual differences in emotional wellbeing Frontiers in psychology, 2013; 4(5): 900.

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