Her research examines how genes and neural networks influence the development of alcoholism under conditions of stress.

Her research examines how genes, neural networks, and stress influence the development of alcohol use disorders.


  • Multimodal neuroimaging of alcohol cues, cortisol response, and compulsive motivation


  • fMRI 
  • Cortiso
  • Alcohol
  • Stress
  • Addiction

Research interests:

  • Neural, physiological, behavioral, and genetic bases of Alcohol Use Disorders; co-use of alcohol and cannabis; psychopharmacological treatments for Alcohol Use Disorders; personalized medicine.
PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder, Neuroscience, 2014
PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder, Psychology, 2014
MS, University of New Mexico, Psychology, 2011
BA, Cornell University, Psychology, 2006