Christina A. Michel


I am interested in the neural mechanisms underlying the processing of emotional stimuli and emotional memories in depressed and suicidal individuals. I have a B.A. in Psychology from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from St. John’s University. My dissertation examined how brain activation during the processing of emotional memories related to treatment outcomes in individuals with borderline personality disorder. I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at CUMC/NYSPI working with Dr. John Mann and Dr. Lila Davachi. My present research utilizes functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine differences in hippocampal and amygdala functioning during a memory task with emotional and neutral stimuli in depressed individuals compared with healthy controls.