Stress: laboratory stressors, social stress, traumatic stress
Endocrinology/Psychopharmacology: e.g., hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) function, catecholamines & adrenergic function, modulators of learning & memory, sex hormones
Learning & Memory: emotional memory, fear conditioning, extinction, renewal, and reinstatement
Membership in Professional Societies
Society for Psychophysiology Research (SPR) member
Society for Neuroscience (SfN) member
Association for Psychological Science (APS) member
Awards and Honors
American Psychological Association (APA) Dissertation Research Award
VISN1 Early Career Development Award (V1CDA2010-09) for "Impact of acute stress on emotional learning and memory in PTSD" from Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Arts Council of Greater New Haven, Reintegrate: Enhancing Collaborations in the Arts and Sciences grant for "Living with PTSD"
Aikins, D., Jackson, E. D., Christensen, A., Walderhaug, E., Afroz, S., & Neumeister, A. (2011). Differential conditioned fear response predicts duloxetine treatment outcome in male veterans with PTSD: A pilot study. Psychiatry Research, 188, 453-455. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2011.05.009
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