C. Sophia Albott
I received a BA in Neuroscience from Grinnell College in Iowa and then graduated with a BA and a Master in Philosophy from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. I completed medical school here at the University of Minnesota, where I also did my residency in psychiatry and my T32 postdoctoral fellowship in psychiatric comorbidity. I am an adult psychiatrist with a clinical focus on neuromodulation, deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS), treatment-resistant depression, mood disorders, translational neuroscience, women's mental health, and comorbid psychiatric disorders. My research focuses on investigating novel treatments and diagnostic tools for characterizing pathological responses to trauma, which focuses on post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. I am board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology and a member of the American Society of Hispanic Psychiatry. Within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, I am the deputy vice-chair for research. I am also co-founder of the Junior Research Faculty Peer Mentoring Group and the Early Career Investigator Peer Mentoring Group.
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In the Media
- 2021: Featured in this Time Magazine article titled, "I'm Supposed To Be in a Wedding. Will I Risk Bringing COVID-19 Home to My Kids?"
- 2021: Talked about PTSD with the U and about feeling nervous about returning to our normal activities, especially crowded events such as the State Fair, in this Minneapolis StarTrib article titled, "Nervous about resuming activities? How to manage 'COVID transition anxiety".
- 2021: Interviewed by Scripps National News about the concept of vaccine passports.
- 2021: Quoted in a MINNPOST piece titled, "Clinic founders tout the promise of psychedelics for mental illness; observers urge caution". She was one of the ones urging caution. Dr. Albott was also featured in this piece for the Denver Channel titled, "Vaccine passports are not a new concept but they're never without debate".
- 2021: Continues to help everyone understand how to process emotions around getting the COVID-19 vaccination in this Fox News 9 interview and on Minnesota Public Radio, "Feeling guilty, anxious about your COVID-19 vaccine search? You're not alone" and on WTIP radio.
- 2021: Featured in this M News and Events item, "Talking vaccine anxiety, guilt and shaming with the U of M".
- 2021: Featured in a Today’s Hospitalist article titled, Making sure clinicians stay connected, about the work she helped do with the Battle Buddy program.
- 2021: Quoted in a Minneapolis Star Tribune story titled, "Minnesota's long haul: One year of COVID-19".
Dr. Albott investigates novel treatments and diagnostic tools for characterizing pathological responses to trauma, with a focus on post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. She is specifically interested in using both pharmacological and neuromodulation interventions for understanding response and relapse to effective treatments using multimodal analytic methodologies.
Neuromodulation; Trauma-related disorders; Mood disorders