Feola, Brandee, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Brandee Feola, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
My research investigates negative emotions throughout development and across psychiatric disorders, focusing on anxiety and psychotic disorders. My lab is particularly interested in how individuals with psychosis differ in stress, anxiety, and threat responses. My research uses multiple methods including brain imaging (structure, activation, connectivity), physiological measures (cortisol, heart rate, skin conductance), and behavioral assessments (clinician-rated, self-report). We are currently conducting a neuroimaging study on the intersection of anxiety and psychosis that examines how threat responses differ in people with schizophrenia and how anxiety relates to individual differences in responses.