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.
Chang, S., Cerit, H., Hye, T., Durham, E. L., Aizley, H., Boukezzi, S., Haimovici, F., Goldstein, J. M., Dillon, D. G., Pizzagalli, D. A., & Holsen, L. M. (2021). Stress-induced alterations in HPA-axis reactivity and mesolimbic reward activation in individuals with emotional eating. Appetite.
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.
2021, Russell G. Hamilton Graduate Leadership Institute Professional Development & Training Grant, Vanderbilt University
2021, Vivien Casagrande Neuroscience Travel Award, Vanderbilt University
2021, Gayle Fambrough Fellowship, Vanderbilt University
2021, Psychological Science Research Grant Honorable Mention, American Psychological Association of Graduate Students
2020, Student Poster Award, Society for Psychophysiological Research
2020, Tennessee Psychological Foundation Fellowship, Tennessee Psychological Foundation
2020, Gayle Fambrough Fellowship, Vanderbilt University
2019, Graduate Fellowship (Russell G. Hamilton Scholar), Vanderbilt University
2018, The Phi Beta Kappa Society, Duke University
2017, Magna Cum Laude, Duke University
2017, Graduation with Distinction in Psychology, Duke University
2017, Undergraduate Independent Study Grant, Duke University