Nicole Holland Weiss, PhD

Associate Research Scientist

Departments & Organizations

Sullivan Lab

Biography

Dr. Weiss’ program of research focuses on the role of emotion dysregulation in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the risky, self-destructive, and health compromising behaviors that frequently co-occur with PTSD (e.g., substance use, risky sex). In her work, she utilizes cutting-edge methods and data analytic strategies, including innovative experimental paradigms and multi-method assessment, to explicate the role of emotion dysregulation in the development and maintenance of PTSD, as well as explore whether maladaptive ways of responding to negative and positive emotions heighten involvement in risky, self-destructive, and health-compromising behaviors among individuals with PTSD. Furthermore, she applies the findings of this basic research to the development and refinement of treatments that target a reduction in risky, self-destructive, and health-compromising behaviors among individuals with PTSD. Dr. Weiss’ research is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Education & Training

PhD Jackson State University (2013)
NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Predoctoral Psychology Fellow University of Mississippi Medical Center/G.V. Montgomery VAMC Residency Consortium

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