The Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Program at the University of Miami is home to a number of talented researchers, from those just starting their careers to those well-respected in their fields. Hard-working staff support the labs' efforts by providing excellent technical and administrative assistance. Click through the links at the left to learn more about the people who make up our program.


Jennifer C. Britton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

(305) 284-4943
Dr. Jennifer Britton is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and is affiliated with both the Child Division and the Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Division. Dr. Britton directs the BRAIN (Bridging Research on Anxiety, Innovations, and Neuroscience) Group.

Ekaterina Denkova, Ph.D.

Research Asst. Professor
Assistant Director of Neuroimaging Facility

(305) 284-8148
Ekaterina is interested in cognition-emotion interactions with an emphasis on real-life events. Specifically, her research interests reside in using neuroimaging techniques to examine the effects of emotional autobiographical memories on various aspects of cognition, as well as the modulation of these effects by (i) emotion regulation processes,...

Aaron Heller

Asst. Professor

(305) 284-9498
Dr. Heller is a clinical psychologist and affective neuroscientist. His work integrates neuroimaging, and real-time mobile health (mHealth) methods to track emotion and behavior in humans to better understand the bio-behavioral mechanisms that give rise to the development of depression and anxiety. His work uses computational and data-driven...

Amishi Jha

Assoc. Professor
Director of Contemplative Neuroscience

(305) 284-1931
The Jha Lab Dr. Amishi Jha and her laboratory study the brain systems of attention and working memory, as well as how these systems may be strengthened with mindfulness training.

Elizabeth Reynolds Losin, Ph.D.

Asst. Professor

(305) 284-8672
Elizabeth Losin, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of the Social and Cultural Neuroscience Lab at the University of Miami. She received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from UCLA in 2012 and came to the University of Miami at the start of 2015. Her passion lies in combining her training in anthropology and neuroscience to explore...

Philip M. McCabe

Chairman, Department of Psychology

(305) 284-5507
I am a Professor of Psychology and Biomedical Engineering, and the Chairman of the Psychology Department at UM. Before I became the Chair, I served as the Director of the interdepartmental Undergraduate Neuroscience Program.  I did my undergraduate studies and also received my Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Illinois at...

Roger Christopher McIntosh

Asst. Professor

(305) 243-2047
Dr. Roger McIntosh directs the BREATH (Brain Respiration Embodiment Affect & Translational Health) Lab. and examines the effects of aging, stress and chronic inflammatory immune conditions (e.g., HIV) on neuropsychological functioning. Dr. McIntosh is currently supported by the NHLBI to study how individual differences in cardiovascular...

Jason S. Nomi, Ph.D.

Research Asst. Professor

(305) 284-3273
BCC Lab Jason's research focuses on mapping functional and structural large-scale neural networks across development in both typical and atypical populations, such as autism spectrum disorder, using functional MRI and diffusion MRI approaches.

Pradip M Pattany, Ph.D.

Research Professor
Director, Coral Gables Neuorimaging Facility

(305) 243-3920

Lucina Q. Uddin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director, Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Division

(305) 284-3265
BCC Lab Dr. Lucina Uddin and the BCCL (Brain Connectivity and Cognition Laboratory) use neuroimaging to study the relationship between brain connectivity and cognition in typical and atypical development.

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