People

Peter J. Gianaros, PhD Director

Dana Jorgensen, MPH Graduate Fellow

Thomas Kraynak, BA, BM Graduate Fellow

Regina Leckie, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow

Dora C-H Kuan, MS Research Statistician

Kimberly Lockwood, BA Graduate Fellow

Sara Snyder, BS Lab Manager


Graduate and Postdoctoral Alumni

Layla Banihashemi, PhD

Israel Christie, PhD

Annie Ginty, PhD

Daniel Hackman, PhD

Jeffrey Horenstein, MD/PhD

Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi, MS

John Ryan, PhD

Undergraduate Alumni

Hussah Al-Kharafi

Aliaksei Basatski

Molly Church

Amanda Good

Bryan Heckman

Aleena Moin

Christopher Morrow

Ruicong (Carrie) Ni

Elizabeth Rodgers

Mary Rostom

Tiffany Sinclair


Peter J. Gianaros, PhD
Director, Behavioral Neurophysiology Lab
Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry
Faculty, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
Faculty, Center for Neuroscience University of Pittsburgh
Faculty, Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine Training Program
Former Director, Multimodal Neuroimaging Training Program
Associate Editor, Psychosomatic Medicine

Courses taught:
> Introduction to Biopsychology
> Biopsychology of Health Disparities
> Cardiovascular Psychophysiology
> Scientific Writing
> Health Neuroscience
Biosketch

Dana Jorgensen, MPH
Graduate Fellow
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Training Program
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

Research interests: Biological and behavioral risk factors for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, health disparities, aging.

Dora C-H Kuan, MS
Research Statistician

Research interests: Large-scale multi-dimensional data analysis.

Thomas Kraynak, BA, BM
Graduate Fellow
Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine Training Program
Biological and Health Psychology Program
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

Research interests: Neurobiology of stress; inflammatory pathways linking stress and chronic disease; early life adversity and health across the lifespan.

Regina Leckie, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine Training Program
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

Research interests: Effects of lifestyle (diet, cardiovascular health, physical activity) on the brain (structure, function, cognition); obesity and cognition; neurobiology of Type II diabetes.

Kimberly Lockwood, BA
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine Training Program
Biological and Health Psychology Program
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

Research interests: Physiological and neural mechanisms linking stress and cardiovascular disease risk, socioeconomic and racial health disparities, psychoneuroimmunology.

Sara Snyder, BS
Project Coordinator, Pittsburgh Imaging Project
Lab Manager, Behavioral Neurophysiology Lab