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Jamie Hanson
Jamie Hanson
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill & Duke University

Jamie received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in a degree program that integrated developmental psychology, the neuroscience of emotion, public policy and biostatistics. His work at Wisconsin focused on how early life stress (such as child abuse, neglect or poverty) affects brain circuits involved with emotion regulation and reward processing.

Expanding on these ideas, Jamie's current research is aimed at identifying how genetic and epigenetic variations may interact with early life stress to shape brain circuitry central to the processing of emotions. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Developmental Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as in the Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University.