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 Britton

Associate Professor

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

Ekaterina Denkova

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
MANATEE Lab Dr. Aaron Heller and the MANATEE (Miami Affective Neuroscience and Translational Enterprise) Lab aim to understand the temporal dynamics of positive emotion in healthy individuals and individuals with mood disorders. Job Openings Volunteer Research Assistants - We are accepting applicants for volunteer research assistants who would...

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 Losin

Asst. Professor

(305) 284-8672
SCN Lab Dr. Elizabeth Losin and the SCNL (Social and Cultural Neuroscience Laboratory) explore the relationships among cultural beliefs, brain functions, and health practices.

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) 284-6677
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 Nomi

Research Asst. Professor

(305) 284-2814
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 Qazi Uddin

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.