I am an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and in the Institute for Health Informatics (IHI). I received my PhD from Yale University and my BS in psychology (with honors) from Washington and Lee University. Prior to joining the department, I was a postdoctoral associate in the CoTipp (Cognitive Training, Imaging, and Precision Psychiatry) Lab led by Department Head Sophia Vinogradov, MD.
My research aims to better specify cognitive pathways that lead to and maintain discrepancies between beliefs and reality. I use data science methods to examine how these pathways operate in the context of specific symptoms – like delusions and suicide ideation – that transcend diagnostic categories, preventative health behaviors like vaccination, and information environments containing conspiracy theories and “fake news.”
(for academic support only)
In the Media
- 2022: Contributed to an article from Psychology Today titled, "Do our Interpretations Influence our Desire to Live?"