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Tracy Dennis
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: Hunter College
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Training Area: Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience|Health Psychology and Clinical Science
Research Interests: Affective neuroscience of emotion; Emotion regulation; Mood/anxiety disorders
Research Focus: Neuroscience

Dr. Dennis (Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University) is a Professor in the Psychology Department at Hunter College, The City University of New York. Trained in clinical psychology and neuroscience from a developmental psychopathology perspective, she is interested in the development of emotion regulation, biopsychosocial risk for mood and anxiety disorders, and the impact of social media on emotional and social skills. Her research focuses on identifying neurophysiological correlates of emotion regulation and emotional disruptions with an eye towards improving early detection and treatment of emotional disorders. Current projects examine the development of emotion regulation, attention bias modification for anxiety, and emotion-attention interactions by integrating measurement of brain, behavior, and environment. Her recent publications include articles on the neural bases of attention bias modification training for anxiety and stress,  neurocognitive signatures for emotion regulation across development, and alternative treatment delivery strategies such as mobile mental health "apps."