Research & Publications
Abigail is an MD/PhD candidate in the lab of Todd Constable. She received her PhD in 2021, with anticipated graduation in 2023. She received her A.B. with highest honors from Princeton in 2013, where she studied psychology in the lab of Jonathan Cohen, and received certificates in Quantitative and Computational Neuroscience and French. Following graduation, Abigail received a ReachOut56-81-06 fellowship to support a year working in the healthcare department of ProMujer Nicaragua.
Abigail's research focuses on the application of computational modeling and machine learning techniques to human neuroimaging data to reveal the neural bases of complex cognitive processes, traits, and clinical symptoms. She hopes to integrate this skillset with training as a psychiatrist to yield more precise understandings of the macroscale neural circuits underlying (dys)function. Outside of lab, Abigail worked with the Behavioral Health Department at Yale's student-run free clinic (HAVEN), which she directed from 2017-2018, and as a Pivotal Response Treatment clinician at the Child Study Center under the supervision of Dr. Pamela Ventola. She has presented her work at various conferences, including the Society for Neuroscience, Organization for Human Brain Mapping, and Flux Congress meetings, and has received various recognitions for her work, including an F1000 recommendation, the NIH Outstanding Scholars in Neuroscience award, and the YCCI Multidisciplinary Pre-doctoral Training Program in Translational Research Fellowship.
Education & Training
- ABPrinceton University, Psychology (2013)
Honors & Recognition
|YCCI Multidisciplinary Pre-doctoral Training Program in Translational Research Fellowship||2020|
|NIH Outstanding Scholars in Neuroscience||2020|
|Helping Hands grant||American Psychological Association Foundation||2017|
|ReachOut 56-81-06 Fellowship||ReachOut 56-81-06||2013|
|Howard Crosby Warren Senior and Junior Prizes||Princeton University||2013|
|Shapiro Neuroscience Research Award||Princeton University||2012|