Women's Risk for Trauma Related Psychopathology
The Neuroscience Center for Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma (NeuroCAST) the Translational Neuroscience Initiative (TNI) Presents:
Virtual Talk Series
"Women's Risk for Trauma Related Psychopathology"
Guest Speaker, Dr. Jennifer Stevens
Grady Trauma Project, Emory University School of Medicine
May 13, 2021
11 to 12 p.m.
Register here: https://forms.gle/Uc2xTjNg75AvJUTh7
Meeting ID: 920 2101 8097
The university community is invited to join NeuroCAST & TNI for a special seminar with guest speaker, Jennifer Stevens, PhD, Co-Director of the Grady Trauma Project and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine.
The talk will be held virtually on Thursday, May 13th, 2021 from 11 to 12 p.m. Dr. Stevens will present, "Women's Risk for Trauma Related Psychopathology”
Dr. Stevens joined Grady Trauma Project in 2012 as a postdoctoral fellow. She received her B.S. in Psychology at the University of Georgia, and Ph.D. in Cognitive and Developmental Psychology at Emory. She uses neuroimaging approaches to probe brain function in healthy individuals, and neurobiological pathways promoting stress vulnerability or resilience.
She also studies sex differences in emotion-related brain function, and the brain basis of women’s increased risk for trauma-related psychopathology. She addresses these questions using cognitive tasks to probe behavioral and subjective aspects of emotion and memory, and neurobiological measures such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), scalp electrophysiology, and autonomic physiological measures. Her research also combines genomics and cognitive neuroscience research to characterize stress vulnerability pathways that link SNPs, expression and methylation, neural circuits, and behavior.