Nourhan Elsayed

University Fellow
Nourhan Elsayed

Noura is a graduate student with Dr. Deanna Barch in the Cognitive Control & Psychopathology Lab. She received her B.A. in Psychology with a Minor in Cultural Anthropology. For her senior thesis Noura studied predictors of distress and well-being in refugee youth in Beirut, Lebanon. After graduating, Noura spent two years working at the Translational Center for Stress Related Disorders under Dr. Douglas Williamson investigating functional correlates of early alcohol use initiation. Noura is interested in using fMRI to understand how early life adversity contributes to the development of affective psychopathology. 

Selected Publications

  • Elsayed, N. M., Kim, M. J., Fields, K. M., Olvera, R. L., Hariri, A. R., & Williamson, D. E. (2018). Trajectories of Alcohol Initiation and Use During Adolescence: The Role of Stress and Amygdala Reactivity. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
  • Farber, M. J., Romer, A. L., Kim, M. J., Knodt, A. R., Elsayed, N. M., Williamson, D. E., & Hariri, A. R. (2018). Paradoxical associations between familial affective responsiveness, stress, and amygdala reactivity. Emotion (Washington, DC).

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