Jane R. Taylor, Ph.D.
Associate professor of psychiatry

Ralph J. DiLeone, Ph.D.
Assistant professor of psychiatry

“Stress promotes compulsive behavior and addictions, like overeating and smoking, because it makes people want more immediate rewards for their behaviors, and also gives them less control over their behaviors in the first place. We will be studying how stress hormones in the brain act at a molecular and neural level to affect compulsive behaviors in these ways.”