Research Area: Clinical Science
Leighton is a graduate student in the Vanderbilt University Clinical Science Doctoral Program. Her primary research interests include characterizing the neurobiological mechanisms underlying internalizing symptoms and their differential manifestations, as well as identifying neurobiological targets for early detection, prevention, and treatment of internalizing disorders.
Durham, E. L., Jeong, H. J., Moore, T. M., Dupont, R. M., Cardenas-Iniguez, C., Cui, Z., Stone, F. E., Berman, M. G., Lahey, B. B., & Kaczkurkin, A. N. (2021). Association of Gray Matter Volumes with General and Specific Dimensions of Psychopathology in Children. Neuropsychopharmacology.
Jeong, H. J., Durham, E. L., Moore, T. M., Dupont, R. M., Cardenas-Iniguez, C., Micciche, E. T., Berman, M.G., Lahey, B. B., & Kaczkurkin, A. N. (2021). The Association between Latent Trauma and Brain Structure in Children. Translational Psychiatry.
Moore, T. M., Kaczkurkin, A. N., Durham, E. L., Jeong, H. J., McDowell, M. G., Dupont, R. M., Applegate, B., Tackett, J. L., Cardenas-Iniguez, C., Kardan, O., Akcelik, G. N., Stier, A., Rosenberg, M. D., Hedeker, D., Bernman, M. G., & Lahey, B. B. (2020). Criterion Validity and Relationships between Alternative Hierarchical Dimensional Models of General and Specific Psychopathology. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 129(7), 677-688.
2020, Gayle Fambrough Fellowship, Vanderbilt University
2019, Russell G. Hamilton Scholar, Vanderbilt University
2018, The Phi Beta Kappa Society, Duke University
2017, Magna Cum Laude, Duke University
2017, Graduate with Distinction in Psychology, Duke University
2017, Undergraduate Independent Study Grant, Duke University