Explore or Exploit? Neuro-computational Mechanisms and Alterations in Psychopathology


Explore or Exploit? Neuro-computational Mechanisms and Alterations in Psychopathology

Alexandre Dombrovski, MD Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Join us on February 18, 2022 at noon when Alexandre Dombrovski, MD will present his research as part of our Meet the PI lecture series. 

Dr. Dombrovski is an expert in geriatric psychiatry and suicide, decision science, functional neuroimaging, and computational psychiatry. His research focuses on the neuropsychological basis for how and why a person makes the decision to end their life. Dr. Dombrovski currently leads two National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) grants investigating decision-making in suicidal behavior, and is contact PI on an NIMH R01 focused on neurocomputational studies of mood-related momentum dynamics linking reward learning, valuation, and responsivity. His findings have substantially improved understanding of the neurological underpinnings of impaired decision-making. He is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and has published his research in scientific journals including JAMA Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, and Neuropsychopharmacology.

Our lectures will take place via Zoom due to current COVID19 safety guidelines. 

Participate via Zoom. Click on this Zoom link; Meeting ID: 926 7057 1013; Passcode: 878756.

For More Information. Please contact Frances Patrick at patrickfm@upmc.edu

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