Christina B. Young


CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY PH.D.

STATISTICS M.S.

Education

2018 – Present Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto CA

2018 – Present Neuropsychology Clinic, Department of Neurology, Stanford Health Care, Stanford CA

2017 – 2018 Clinical Science Internship, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine, Chicago IL

2014 – 2018 Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

2017 – 2018 Pre-doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine, Chicago IL

2011 – 2017 M.S., Statistics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

2014 – 2015 Visiting Fellow Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour; Department of Psychiatry, Radboud University Medical Center

2011 – 2014 M.S., Clinical Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

2006 – 2009 B.S. Summa Cum Laude, Psychology with Mathematics Minor University of California, San Diego (UCSD), La Jolla CA

Publications

Damme, K. S., Young, C. B., & Nusslock, R. (2017).

Elevated nucleus accumbens structural connectivity associated with proneness to hypomania: A reward hypersensitivity perspective. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12 (6), 928-936. PubMed Link


Young, C. B., Raz, G., Everaerd, D., Beckmann, C. F., Tendolkar, I., Hendler, T., Fernández, G., & Hermans, E. J. (2017)

Dynamic shifts in large-scale brain network balance as a function of arousal. The Journal of Neuroscience, 3 (2), 281-290. PubMed Link



Young, C. B., Chen, T., Nusslock, R., Keller, J., Schatzberg, A. F., & Menon, V. (2016).

Anhedonia and general distress are associated with dissociable ventromedial prefrontal cortex connectivity in major depressive disorder. Translational Psychiatry, 6, e810. PubMed Link


Young, C. B., Müller, B., & Tendolkar, I. (2016).

Imaging functional systems in depression. In Frodl, T. (Eds.). Systems Neuroscience in Depression. Elsevier Science.


Young, C. B., & Nusslock, R. (2016).

Positive mood enhances reward-related neural activity. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11, 934-944. PubMed Link


Young, C. B., Raz, G., Everaerd, D., Beckmann, C. F., Tendolkar, I., Fernández, G., & Hermans, E. J. (2016).

Dynamic shifts in large-scale brain network balance in response to arousal. The Journal of Neuroscience, 37, 281-290. PubMed Link


Young, C. B., van Eijndhoven, P., Nusslock, R., Fernández, G., Schene, A., Beckmann, C. F., & Tendolkar, I. (2016).

Decreased hippocampal volume is related to white matter abnormalities in treatment-resistant depression. International Journal of Brain Disorders and Treatment, 2:012.


Nusslock, R., Young, C. B., & Damme, K. (2014).

Elevated reward-related neural activation as a unique biological marker of bipolar disorder: Assessment and treatment implications. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 62, 74-87. PubMed Link


Qin, S., Young, C. B., Duan, X., Chen, T. & Menon, V. (2014).

Amygdala subregional structure and intrinsic functional connectivity predicts individual differences in anxiety during early childhood. Biological Psychiatry, 75, 892–900. PubMed Link


Rosenberg-Lee, M., Ashkenazi, S., Chen, T., Young, C. B., Geary, D., & Menon, V. (2014).

Brain hyper-connectivity and operation-specific deficits during arithmetic problem solving in children with developmental dyscalculia. Developmental Science, 18, 351-372. PubMed Link


Keller, J*. Young, C. B.*, Kelly, E., Prater, K., Levitin, D. J., & Menon, V. (2013).

Trait anhedonia is associated with reduced reactivity and connectivity of mesolimbic and paralimbic reward pathways. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 47, 1319–1328. PubMed Link


Nusslock, R., Young, C. B., & Pornpattananangkul, N., & Damme, K. (2013).

Neurophysiological and neuroimaging approaches to clinical psychology research. In R. Cautin & S. Lilienfield (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology. New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell.


Cho, S., Metcalfe, A. W. S., Young, C. B., Ryali, S., Geary, D. C., & Menon, V. (2012).

Hippocampal-prefrontal engagement and dynamic causal interactions in the maturation of children’s fact retrieval. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24, 1849–1866. PubMed Link


Qin, S., Young, C. B., Supekar, K., Uddin, L. Q., & Menon, V. (2012).

Immature integration and segregation of emotion-related brain circuitry in young children. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109, 7941–7946. PubMed Link


Fang, D. Z., Young, C. B., Golshan, S., Moutier, C., & Zisook, S. (2012).

Burnout in premedical undergraduate students. Academic Psychiatry, 36, 11–16. PubMed Link


Young, C. B., Wu, S., & Menon, V. (2012).

Neurodevelopmental basis of math anxiety. Psychological Science, 23, 492–501. PubMed Link


Rosenberg-Lee, M., Chang, T. T., Young, C. B., Wu, S., & Menon, V. (2011).

Functional dissociations between four basic arithmetic operations in the human parietal cortex: A cytoarchitectonic mapping study. Neuropsychologia, 49, 2592–2608. PubMed Link


Uddin, L. Q., Menon, V., Young, C. B., Ryali, S., Chen, T., Khouzam, A., Minshew, N. J., Hardan, A. Y. (2011).

Multivariate searchlight classification of structural magnetic resonance imaging in children and adolescents with Autism. Biological Psychiatry, 70, 833–841. PubMed Link


Fang, D. Z., Young, C. B., Golshan, S., Fellows, I., Moutier, C., & Zisook, S. (2010).

Depression in premedical undergraduates: A cross-sectional survey. The Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 12. PubMed Link


Young, C. B., Fang, D. Z., & Zisook, S. (2010).

Depression in Asian-American and Caucasian undergraduate students. Journal of Affective Disorders, 125, 379–382. PubMed Link


Clinical Experience

2018 – Present Clinical Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Neuropsychology Clinic, Stanford Health Care

2017 – 2018 Psychology Intern, Neuropsychology Clinic, UIC College of Medicine

2017 – 2018 Psychology Intern, Family Medicine Clinic, UIC College of Medicine

2017 – 2018 Psychology Intern, HIV/Health Prevention/Intervention Clinic, UIC College of Medicine

2016 – 2017 Psychology Extern, Systemic Therapy Practicum, The Family Institute at Northwestern University

2015 – 2017 Assessor, Symptom Dimensions of Threat- and Reward-Related Neurocircuitry (NIMH R01), Northwestern University

2015 – 2016 Psychology Extern, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Clinic, The Family Institute at Northwestern University

2013 – 2014 Psychology Extern, Depression Treatment Clinic, The Family Institute at Northwestern University

2013 – 2014 Psychology Extern, Anxiety Disorder Treatment Clinic, The Family Institute at Northwestern University

2012 – 2013 Psychology Extern, Diagnostic Interviewing Assessment Program, The Family Institute at Northwestern University

Awards & Honors

2017 Nominee for the Florence Sales Best TA of the Year Award, Northwestern University.

2016 – 2017 Recipient of Walter Dill Scott Scholarship, Northwestern University. Direct Costs: $30,000.

2015 – 2016 Predoctoral Trainee in the Neuroscience of Human Cognition Training Program, National Institute of Health (NIH).

2014 – 2015 Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide Grant, National Science Foundation (NSF) and Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). Direct Costs: $24,000.

2012 – 2015 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Direct Costs: $90,000.

2014 Travel Award, Organization for Human Brain Mapping. Award: $700.

2009 Summa Cum Laude/Highest Distinction Honors, UCSD.

2009 Research Grant, John A. Majda, M.D. Foundation.

2008 – 2009 Faculty Mentor Program, UCSD.

2008 – 2009 Psychology Honors Program, UCSD.

2008 – 2009 Provost’s Honors, UCSD.

2007, 2009 Thurgood Marshall Scholar and Citizen Award, UCSD.

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