Project Title: Sex Differences in Reward Neurocircuitry Underlying Alcohol Craving and Consumption in Trauma-Exposed Individuals
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Institution: Emory University
Funding NIH Institute/Center: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Project ID: K99AA031333
Cecilia Hinojosa, PhD, is originally from El Paso, Texas, where she completed her BA in psychology at the University of Texas at El Paso. Dr. Hinojosa attended Tufts University in Boston, where she received her PhD in experimental psychology with an emphasis in clinical neuroscience. At Tufts, Dr. Hinojosa focused on determining whether pretreatment brain activation can predict treatment response to prolonged exposure therapy in individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Currently, she is a postdoctoral fellow working under the mentorship of Jennifer Stevens, PhD, and Sanne van Rooij, PhD, where she focuses on better understanding the neurocircuitry of co-occurring PTSD and alcohol use disorder using neuroimaging techniques. Dr. Hinojosa is also passionate about increasing opportunities for underrepresented minority groups in science and mentoring these students to help them achieve their goals.