Emily Perkins

Post-doctoral Researcher


I am a MindCORE postdoctoral fellow with the EDEN Lab. I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from Georgetown University and my master’s and PhD in clinical psychology from Florida State University. As a doctoral intern at the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department in Houston, TX, I specialized in clinical and forensic evaluation of youth involved in the legal system. My research focuses on the multi-modal assessment of risk for externalizing problems. In the EDEN Lab, I am particularly interested in understanding the development and expression of transdiagnostic risk-promoting traits (e.g., callousness, disinhibition) in terms of physiological, environmental, and larger sociological processes. I am also broadly interested in the empirical structure of psychopathology, the role of psychophysiology in such models, and the interface between clinical psychology and public policy.

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