Haley Yarosh, PhD

Lecturer in Psychiatry


I joined the decision lab as a postdoc in 2012 to study the neurobiology of risky and impulsive decision making. My current projects include a) using GSR to understand physiological responses to decision-making under risk and uncertainty, b) the role of impulsivity, and the effect of stress on these decisions and c) understanding the effect of social cues on decision-making behavior. I graduated from Emory University in 2007 with a BS in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, and completed my Neuroscience MPhil/PhD in 2012 at the Graduate Center (City University of New York). My thesis investigated the role of neuropeptides in response to drug-induced brain trauma in mice. When I’m not collecting saliva samples, I enjoy running, crossword puzzles and taking on competitors for Scrabble or original Nintendo’s Dr. Mario.

Education & Training

PhD City University of New York (2012)

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