Assistant Professor of Psychology
Overview of Interests
Dr. Kaczkurkin's program of research focuses on investigating the neurobiological mechanisms underlying developmental disorders in children, adolescents, and adults, with a focus on mood and emotional development. Specifically, her work investigates biomarkers of internalizing disorders including anxiety and depression. Dr. Kaczkurkin's specific research interests include investigating abnormal brain anatomy and functioning in anxiety and depressive disorders; understanding the neurobiological heterogeneity that exists within internalizing symptoms; and applying knowledge about these neurobiological differences to improve treatment outcomes. The broader goal of her work is to contribute to knowledge that can be used to increase the accuracy of diagnosis and treatment for brain-based disorders.