Fundamentals of the Adolescent Brain (FAB) Lab
1 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT, 06511
Jimmy received his B.A. in sociology from Northwestern University in 2008. After briefly pursuing sociological research on racial/ethnic relations, he engaged in a 5-year public policy career, working on juvenile justice at the local and state level in California and then education policy at the federal level. Realizing that his passions were not in public policy, Jimmy transitioned into mental health clinical care, working for more than 3 years at a long-term adolescent program and an adult psychiatric unit. Looking to combine his past in research and present in clinical applications, Jimmy began working under the tutelage of Dr. Matthew Nock and Dr. Evan Kleiman on studies investigating cognitive, physiological, and affective markers related to self-harm and suicidality in adult and youth populations. In addition, he also spent time in Dr. Rebecca Saxe’s lab on a project focusing on the neuro-correlates of social craving/motivation. Moving forward, Jimmy is interested in investigating the role that social interactions/cognition play in psychopathology via maladaptive coping methods and risky behaviors. When not at the lab, Jimmy is an outdoors enthusiast, trying to get out to rock climb, ice climb, mountain bike, or backcountry camp whenever feasible.