Research Interests

I am broadly interested in understanding stress effects on cognition as well as the biological mechanisms behind those effects. Specifically, I pursue the following research questions:

    1) How does stress influence cognition?
    2) What are the biological mechanisms by which stress impairs memory?
    3) What are the biological mechanisms by which stress impairs executive function?
    4) How do the effects of stress on executive function relate to the effects of stress on memory?
    5) What are the cognitive consequences of a peripheral immune system challenge?
    6) How do the biological mediators of stress effects on executive function and memory influence health?
    7) What factors or individual differences potentiate biological or cognitive effects of stress?

These interests are by no means exhaustive. Please feel free to contact me regarding questions about any of these interests.

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