Abigail Barthel, BA
About The Author:
Abigail Barthel, B.A. is a first-year clinical psychology graduate student in the Psychotherapy and Emotion Research Laboratory at Boston University under the direction of Dr. Stefan Hofmann. Abigail received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Prior to graduate school, Abigail interned at the Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health and the Lopez Ibor Clinic in Madrid, Spain. Abigail is interested in the relationship between human emotion and anxiety and depressive disorders in physiological, cognitive, and attentional domains to better quantify and understand the neurobiological and behavioral components of these disorders and their implications for treatment innovation. Specifically, she is interested in attentional biases and facial processing deficits in anxiety, and treatment effectiveness and efficacy for mood disorders using clinical and statistical prediction methods.
Carla Nasca, Ph.D., is a post-doctoral fellow of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in the laboratory of Neuroendocrinology at the Rockefeller University, New York. Dr. Nasca received her B.A. in Molecular Biology and her M.S. in Electrophysiology from the University of Palermo in Italy. She earned her Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Pharmacology from the University Sapienza in Rome, Italy, before moving to The Rockefeller University under the mentorship of Dr. Bruce McEwen.