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Carina Brown, B.S.

Pronouns: Carina

Doctoral Student

SDSU / UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Experimental Psychopathology

San Diego

Areas of Research

Neural substrates, Eating Disorders, Elucidating Shared Clinical Features


Carina is interested in uncovering neural substrates underlying maladaptive symptomatology in anxiety disorders and eating disorders. She is also interested in elucidating shared clinical features between these disorders in order to discover and develop accessible transdiagnostic treatment methods.


Christina Wierenga, Ph.D., UC San Diego


  1. B.A. Concentration in Business Management
    Columbia University
  1. Brown, C., Shahab, R., Collins, K., Fleysher, L., Goodman, W. K., Burdick, K. E., & Stern, E. R. (2019). Functional neural mechanisms of sensory phenomena in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of psychiatric research, 109, 68-75.
  2. Stern, E. R., Brown, C., Ludlow, M., Shahab, R., Collins, K., Lieval, A.,Tobe, R.H., Iosifescu, D.V., Burdick, K.E. & Fleysher, L. (2020). The buildup of an urge in obsessive–compulsive disorder: Behavioral and neuroimaging correlates. Human Brain Mapping, 41(6), 1611-1625.
  3. Stefanova, E., Dubljević, O., Herbert, C., Fairfield, B., Schroeter, M. L., Stern, E. R., Urben, S., Derntl, B., Wiebking, C., Brown, C. & Drach-Zahavy, A. (2020). Anticipatory feelings: Neural correlates and linguistic markers. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 113, 308-324.