Christine Larson, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she directs the Affective Neuroscience Laboratory. She and Terri deRoon-Cassini formed the Milwaukee Trauma Outcomes Project in 2015. Prior to moving to Milwaukee Chris was on the Psychology faculty at Michigan State University, after completing graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her clinical psychology internship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh. Her research is dedicated to understanding individual differences in emotional and cognitive processing that confer risk for posttraumatic stress, anxiety, and depression. She uses neuroimaging, psychophysiological, genetic, and behavioral tools to examine these questions. Together with Terri deRoon-Cassini, she is interested in identifying neurobiological markers evident immediately following trauma that confer risk for chronic PTSD. Her team is also using high resolution imaging to characterize neural circuits instantiating maladaptive fear and emotion regulation. More about the lab’s work can be found on their website (LINK to

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