People
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.

Faculty

Jennifer C. Britton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

j.britton@miami.edu

(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

exn67@miami.edu

(305) 284-8148
Dr. Denkova is a Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami. She serves as the Assistant Director of the Neuroimaging Facility & Assistant Director of Research for the UMindfulness Initiative. She received her Ph.D. from the University of...

Aaron Heller

Associate Professor
Director, Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Division

axh825@miami.edu

(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

Professor
Director of Contemplative Neuroscience

a.jha@miami.edu

(305) 284-1931
Dr. Amishi Jha, PhD is Director of Contemplative Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami. Prior to her current post, she was an Assistant Professor at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her B.S in Biological Psychology from the University of Michigan, her Ph.D in...

Elizabeth Reynolds Losin, Ph.D.

Asst. Professor

exl174@miami.edu

(305) 284-8672
As of March 2023, the SCN Lab will be moving to The Department of Biobehavioral Health at Penn State University. Dr. Losin will be accepting graduate students through the Penn State Department of Biobehavioral Health or The Neuroscience Graduate Program in the Huck Institutes of Life Sciences in Fall 2022 to start in August 2023. Elizabeth...

Philip M. McCabe

Professor
Chairman, Department of Psychology

pmccabe@miami.edu

(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

Associate Professor

r.mcintosh@miami.edu

(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...

Pradip M Pattany, Ph.D.

Research Professor
Director, Coral Gables Neuorimaging Facility

ppattany@miami.edu

(305) 243-3920

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