Dr. David Pagliaccio graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and from Washington University in St. Louis with a Ph.D. in neuroscience. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Emotion and Development Branch of the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Pagliaccio’s research focuses on understanding the neural underpinnings of pediatric affective disorders and irritability and identifying neural markers of risk and treatment response.
CHILD and Adolescent PSYCHIATRY FELLOWS
Dr. Steven Asbaghi graduated from the University of California, San Diego with bachelor’s degrees in General Biology and Literature, from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California with an M.D., and from The Johns Hopkins Hospital Psychiatry Residency Program. He is currently completing a subspecialty fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the New York Presbyterian Columbia and Cornell combined program. Dr. Asbaghi’s research interests focus on mood disorders and self-harm behavior in children and adolescents.
Dr. Erik Benau graduated from Hampshire College with a bachelor’s degree in cognitive science, from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia with a master’s in Health Psychology, and from the University of Kansas with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Benau’s research primarily focuses on cognitive and neural underpinnings of emotional processing in anxiety, depression, and self-harm behaviors.
Dr. Akina Umemoto’s research investigates neuro-cognitive mechanisms of cognitive control and reward processing by using EEG to examine the electrophysiological markers of these processes. She is interested in understanding individual differences in reward valuation, motivation, and control processes, as well as their impairment often observed in depression.
Clinical postdoctoral fellows
Dr. Katherine Durham graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder before completing her Ph.D. in School Psychology at Columbia’s Teachers College. She also earned her master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology and Applied Statistics from Teachers College, both of which facilitated her research on post-traumatic stress symptoms and cognitive functioning in children and adolescents.