Christina M. Sheerin, Ph.D.

Education

Western Michigan University, 2013, Ph.D.
Western Michigan University, 2010, M.A.
Allegheny College, 2007, B.S.

Research Interests

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Alcohol Use Disorder, Resilience, Empirically Supported Treatments for PTSD

Research Description

My program of research centers on the characterization of biologic, genetic, and psychosocial underpinnings of the effects of trauma, primarily post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), alcohol use disorder (AUD), and related processes such as fear conditioning, extinction, and generalization. The long-term goal of this work is the characterization of underlying processes involved in the comorbidity and maintenance of these phenotypes in order to inform upon and support translation into clinically meaningful findings.

Active Projects

— Deployment Experiences and Health Study (part of Overlap in Genetic and Learning-Based Mechanisms for AUD and PTSD; NIAAA K01 AA025692)
— Functional Relations Between Alcohol Use and Mental/Physical Health in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic (NIAAA K01 AA025692-03S1)

Awards

Selected Publications

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