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Elizabeth Andersen, Ph.D.

Elizabeth AndersenElizabeth Andersen holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of North Carolina, and is currently a postdoctoral fellow in reproductive mood disorders at the UNC Department of Psychiatry. Her research focuses on elucidating the neurophysiological mechanisms by which ovarian hormone variability increases the risk for depression in girls during the pubertal transition. With the Foundation of Hope’s support, Dr. Andersen is using a novel multimodal approach involving precise measures of hormone fluctuations and neurophysiological responses to acute challenge (cortisol stress response and brain activity involved in cognitive and emotional processing) to provide insight on the neurobiological basis of depression. For more information on the UNC EVOLVE study, please visit

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Paul Geiger, Ph.D.

Paul GeigerPaul Geiger holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kentucky and completed his clinical internship at Duke University Medical Center. He is currently a T32 postdoctoral fellow in reproductive mood disorders in the Department of Psychiatry at UNC-CH. Dr. Geiger’s research interests include: 1) the relationship among ovarian hormones, psychosocial stress, and general mental health in perimenopausal women; 2) the treatment of transdiagnostic emotion dysregulation using third-wave cognitive behavior therapies including DBT, ACT, and other mindfulness-based interventions; and 3) program development to personalize care-pathways and increase patient access to behavioral health services. 

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Justin Riddle, Ph.D.

Justin RiddleBio coming soon!