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«CURRICULUM VITAE Date: August 23, 2015. PERSONAL Name: Jennifer C. Britton, Ph.D. Office Phone: 305-284-4943 Current Academic Rank: Assistant ...»

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Date: August 23, 2015.


Name: Jennifer C. Britton, Ph.D.

Office Phone: 305-284-4943

Current Academic Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure-earning track

Primary Department: Psychology

Secondary or Joint Appointments: NA

Citizenship: USA

Visa-Type: NA


University of Michigan, Doctorate of Philosophy, Neuroscience, December 2005 Vanderbilt University, Bachelor of Engineering, Biomedical and Electrical Engineering, May 1999 EXPERIENCE University of Miami, Department of Psychology, Assistant Professor, 08/2012 - Present National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, Research Fellow, 9/2010 – 8/2012 National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, Postdoctoral Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA), 6/08-8/10 McLean Psychiatric Hospital, Belmont, MA, Instructor in Neuroscience, 01/2007-5/2008 Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA, Research Fellow in Psychiatry, 09/2005-12/2006


1) Papers published in peer-reviewed journals (46 total) Britton JC, Suway J, Clementi MA, Fox NA, Pine DS, Bar-Haim Y. (2014) Neural changes associated with Attention Bias Modification (ABM) for anxiety: A randomized trial. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. 10(7):913-920. 2015.

Shechner T, Britton JC, Ronkin EG, Jarcho JM, Mash JA, Michalska KJ, Leibenluft E, Pine DS. Fear conditioning and extinction in anxious and non-anxious youth and adults: Examining a novel developmentally-appropriate fear conditioning task. Depression and Anxiety. 32(4):277-288. 2015.

Rosso IM, Olson EA, Britton JC, Stewart SE, Papamiditriou, G, Killgore WDS, Makris N, Wilhelm S, Jenike MA, Rauch SL. Brain white matter integrity and association with age at onset in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder. Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders. 4(1):13. 2014.

Deckersbach T, Chou T., Britton JC, Carlson LE, Reese HE, Siev J, Scahill L, Piacentini JC, Woods DW, Walkup JT, Peterson AL, Dougherty DD, Wilhelm S. Neural Correlates of behavior therapy for Tourette’s Disorder. The Adult Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics Study (Adult CBITS).

Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging. 224(3):269-274. 2014.

Shechner T, Hong M, Britton JC, Pine DS, Fox NA. Fear conditioning and extinction across development: Evidence from human studies and animal models. Biological Psychology. 100:1-12.


-1Shechner T, Rimon-Shakir A, Britton JC, Lotan D, Apter A, Bliese P, Pine DS & Bar-Haim Y.

Attention Bias Modification Treatment augmenting effects on cognitive behavioral therapy in children with anxiety: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 53(1):61-71. 2014.

Killgore WDS, Britton JC, Schwab ZJ, Price LM, Weiner MR, Gold AL, Rosso IL, Simon NS, Pollack MH, Rauch SL. Cortico-Limbic responses to masked affective faces across PTSD, panic disorder, and simple phobia. Depression and Anxiety. 31(2):150-9. 2014.

Britton JC, Grillon C, Lissek S, Norcross MA, Szuhany KL, Chen G, Ernst M, Nelson EE, Leibenluft E., Shechner T, Pine DS. Response to learned threat: an fMRI study in adolescent and adult anxiety.

American Journal of Psychiatry. 170(10):1195-204. 2013.

Weber M, Killgore WDS, Rosso IM, Britton JC, Schwab ZJ, Weiner MR, Simon NM, Pollack MH, Rauch SL. Voxel-Based Morphometric Gray Matter Correlates of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

Journal of Anxiety Disorders. 23(5):357-62. 2013.

Hardee JE, Benson BE, Bar-Haim Y, Mogg K, Bradley BP, Chen G, Britton JC, Ernst M, Fox NA, Pine DS, Pérez-Edgar K. (2013) Patterns of Neural Connectivity During an Attention Bias Task Moderates Associations Between Early Childhood Temperament and Internalizing Symptoms in Young Adulthood. Biological Psychiatry. 74(4):273-9. 2013.

Chen G, Saad ZS, Britton JC, Pine DS, Cox RW. Linear Mixed-Effects Approach to FMRI Group Analysis. Neuroimage. 73:176-90. 2013.

Shechner T, Wakschlag N, Britton JC, Jarcho JM, Ernst M, Pine DS. Empirical examination of the potential adverse psychological effects associated with pediatric fMRI scanning. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. 23(5):357-62. 2013.

Britton JC, Bar-Haim Y, Clementi MA, Sankin LS, Chen G, Shechner T, Norcross MA, Spiro CN,

Lindstrom KM, Pine DS Training-associated changes and stability of attention bias in youth:

Implications for Attention Bias Modification Treatment for pediatric anxiety Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 4:52-64. 2013.

Shechner T, Jarcho JM, Britton JC, Leibenluft E, Pine DS, Nelson EE. Attention bias of anxious youth during extended exposure of emotional face pairs: an eye-tracking study. Depression and Anxiety.


Glenn, CR, Klein DN, Lissek S, Britton JC, Pine DS, Hajcak G. The development of fear learning and generalization in 8 to 13 year-olds. Developmental Psychobiology. 54(7):675-84. 2012.

Britton JC, Bar-Haim Y, Carver FW, Holroyd T, Norcross MA, Detloff A, Leibenluft E, Ernst M, Pine DS. Isolating neural components of threat bias in pediatric anxiety. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 53(6):678-86. 2012.

Shechner T, Britton JC, Pérez-Edgar K, Bar-Haim Y, Ernst M, Fox NA, Leibenluft E, Pine DS.

Attention biases, anxiety, and development: Toward or away from threats or rewards? Depression and Anxiety. 29(4):282-94. 2012.

Lau JYF, Britton JC, Nelson EE, Angold A, Ernst M, Goldwin M, Grillon C, Lissek S, Norcross M, Shiffrin N, Pine DS. Distinct neural signatures of threat learning in adolescents and adults.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. 108(11):4500-5. 2011.

Killgore WDS, Britton JC, Price LM, Gold AL, Deckersbach T, Rauch SL. Neural Correlates of Anxiety Sensitivity During Masked Presentation of Fearful Faces. Depression and Anxiety. 28(3):243-9. 2011.

-2Lindstrom KM, Mandell DJ, Musa GJ, Britton JC, Sankin LS, Mogg K, Bradley BP, Ernst E, Doan T, Bar-Haim Y, Leibenluft E, Pine DS, Hoven CW. Attention Orientation in Parents Exposed to the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks and Their Children. Psychiatry Research. 187(1-2):261-6. 2011.

Britton JC, Lissek S, Grillon C, Norcross MA, Pine DS. Development of anxiety: the role of threat appraisal and fear learning. Depression and Anxiety. 28(1):5-17. 2011.

Rosso IM, Makris N, Britton JC, Price LM, Gold AL, Zai D, Bruyere J, Deckersbach T, Killgore WDS, Rauch SL. Anxiety sensitivity correlates with two indices of right anterior insula structure in specific animal phobia. Depression and Anxiety. 27(12):1104-10. 2010.

Hakamata Y, Lissek S, Bar-Haim Y, Britton JC, Fox NA, Leibenluft E, Ernst E, Pine DS. (2010) Attention Bias Modification Treatment: A meta-analysis towards the establishment of a novel anxiety disorder treatment. Biological Psychiatry. 68(11):982-90. 2010.

Britton JC, Stewart SE, Killgore WDS, Rosso IM, Price LM, Gold AL, Pine DS, Wilhelm S, Jenike MA, Rauch SL. (2010) Amygdala activation in response to facial expressions in pediatric obsessivecompulsive disorder. Depression and Anxiety. 27(7):643-51. 2010.

Britton JC, Rauch SL, Rosso IM, Killgore WDS, Price LM, Ragan J, Chosak A, Hezel D, Pine DS, Leibenluft E, Pauls, DL, Jenike MA, Stewart SE. Cognitive inflexibility and frontal-cortical activation in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 49(9):944-953. 2010.

Thomason ME, Henry ML, Hamilton JP, Joormann J, Pine DS, Ernst M, Goldman D, Mogg K, Bradley BP, Britton JC, Lindstrom KM, Monk CS, Sankin LS, Louro HMC, Gotlib I. Neural and behavioral responses to threatening emotion faces in children as a function of the short allele of the serotonin transporter gene. Biological Psychiatry. 85(1):38-44. 2010.

Lindstrom K, Guyer AE, Mogg K, Bradley BP, Fox NA, Ernst M, Nelson EE, Leibenluft E, Britton JC, Monk CS, Pine DS, Bar-Haim Y. Normative data on development of neural and behavioral mechanisms underlying attention orientation toward social-emotional stimuli: An exploratory study.

Brain Research. 1292:61-70. 2009.

King AP, Abelson JL, Britton JC, Phan KL, Taylor SF, Liberzon I. Medial prefrontal cortex and right insula activity predict plasma ACTH response to trauma recall. Neuroimage. 47(3):872-80. 2009.

Britton JC, Gold AL, Deckersbach T, Rauch SL.. Functional MRI study of specific animal phobia using an event-related emotional counting Stroop paradigm. Depression and Anxiety. 26(9):796-805. 2009.

Britton JC, Shin LM, Barrett LF, Rauch SL, Wright CI. Amygdala and fusiform gyrus temporal dynamics: Responses to negative facial expressions. BMC Neuroscience. 9:44. 2008.

Wright CI, Negreira A, Gold AL, Britton JC, Williams D, Feldman Barrett L Neural correlates of novelty and face-age effects in young and elderly adults. Neuroimage. 42(2):956-68. 2008.

Fitzgerald KD, Zbrozek C, Welsh RC, Britton JC, Liberzon I, Taylor SF. Neural correlates of inhibitory and error-processing in youth. The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 49(9):986-94. 2008.

Britton JC, Ho S-H, Taylor SF, Liberzon I. Neuroticism associated with neural activation patterns to positive stimuli. Psychiatric Research: Neuroimaging. 156:263–267. 2007.

Britton JC, Gold AL, Feczko EJ, Rauch SL, Williams D, Wright CI. D-Cycloserine Inhibits Amygdala Responses During Repeated Presentations of Faces. CNS Spectrums. 12(8):600-5. 2007.

-3Liberzon, I, King, AP, Britton JC, Phan KL, Abelson JL, Taylor SF. Paralimbic and Medial Prefrontal Cortical Involvement in Neuroendocrine Responses to Traumatic Stimuli. American Journal of Psychiatry. 164(8):1250-8. 2007.

Liberzon I, Taylor SF, Phan KL, Britton JC, Fig LM, Bueller JA, Koeppe RA, Zubieta JK. Altered Muopioid Receptor Binding in PTSD. Biological Psychiatry. 61(9):1030-8. 2007.

Britton JC, Taylor SF, Sudheimer KD, Liberzon I. Facial expressions and complex IAPS pictures:

Common and Differential Networks. Neuroimage. 31(2):906-919. 2006.

Britton JC, Phan KL, Taylor SF, Welsh RC, Berridge KC, Liberzon, I. Neural Correlates of Social and Nonsocial Emotions: An fMRI Study. Neuroimage. 31(1):397-409. 2006.

Britton, JC, Taylor SF, Berridge KC, Mikels JA, Liberzon I. Differential Subjective and Psychophysiological Responses to Social and Non-social Emotional Stimuli. Emotion. 6(1):150-5.


Phan KL, Britton JC, Taylor SF, Fig LM, Liberzon I. Cortico-Limbic Blood Flow During Non-traumatic Emotional Processing in PTSD. Archives of General Psychiatry. 63:184-192. 2006.

Britton JC, Phan KL, Taylor SF, Fig LM, Liberzon I. CorticoLimbic Blood Flow in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder during Script Driven Imagery. Biological Psychiatry. 57(8):832-840. 2005.

Taylor SF, Phan KL, Britton JC, Liberzon I. Neural response to emotional salience in Schizophrenia.

Neuropsychopharmacology. 30(5):984-95. 2005.

Phan KL, Taylor SF, Welsh RC, Ho S-H, Britton JC, Liberzon I. Neural correlates of emotional salience: a trial-related fMRI study. Neuroimage. 21:768-780. 2004.

Liberzon I, Britton JC, Phan KL. Neural Correlates of Symptom Provocation in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Stress. 6(3):151-6. 2003.

Phan KL, Liberzon I, Welsh RC, Britton JC, Taylor SF. Habituation of rostral anterior cingulate cortex to repeated salient pictures. Neuropsychopharmacology. 28(7):1344-50. 2003.

Phan KL, Taylor SF, Welsh RC., Decker LR, Noll DC, Nichols TE, Britton JC, Liberzon I. Activation of the Medial Prefrontal Cortex and Extended Amygdala by Individual Ratings of Emotional Arousal: An fMRI Study. Biological Psychiatry. 2003. 53(3):211-5, 2003.

2) Non-peer reviewed work (3) Britton JC, Evans TE, Hernandez MH. Looking beyond Fear and Extinction Learning: Considering Novel Treatment Targets for Anxiety. Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports.1(3):134-143. 2014.

Britton JC, Rauch SL Attention Bias Modification and the Serotonin Transporter: Personalized Treatment Implications of Gene Interactions with Learning. Biological Psychiatry. 70(11):1004-5.


Rauch SL and Britton JC. Developmental Neuroimaging Studies of OCD: The Maturation of a Field.

Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 49(12):1186-8. 2010.

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Britton JC, Kennedy SM, Queen AH, Hernandez MV, Seager I, Spiro CN, Ehrenreich-May J. Pediatric Depression: Neurocognitive Function and Treatment Implications. From Symptom to Synapse: A neurocognitive perspective in clinical psychology. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. Editors: Jan Mohlman, Thilo Deckersbach and Adam S. Weissman. In press.

Britton JC and Rauch SL. Neuroanatomy and Neuroimaging of Anxiety Disorders. Handbook of Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders. Oxford University Press Editors: Martin Anthony and Murray Stein.



1) Funded Research Performed (last five years) External NIH Pathway to Independence Award, 1K99/R00 MH091183-01, “Neuroimaging of Extinction Recall in Development and Adolescent Social Anxiety”, Principal Investigator: Jennifer C. Britton, 75% effort, 10/10-8/15 NARSAD Young Investigator Award, “Novel Treatment Strategy in Adolescent Anxiety: Implications for Depression”, Principal Investigator: Jennifer C. Britton, 07/10-06/13 Private Benefactor Grant, “Brain Function, Structure and Genes in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)”, Principal Investigator: Jennifer Britton, 11/07-5/08, Co-Investigator, 6/08 – 07/11 Internal University of Miami Faculty Start-Up Funds 08/12-08/15 University of Miami Provost Award, “Comparing Treatment Strategies for Adolescents with Social Anxiety Disorder: Attention Bias Modification Treatment vs. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy”, 06/2013-05/2014 University of Miami Provost Award, “Understanding the Addictive Effects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Attention Bias Modification in the Treatment of Adolescent Anxiety Disorders”, PI: Ehrenreich-May, Role: Co-I. 06/2014 - 05/2016 University of Miami Provost Award “Threat/safety discrimination in children and adolescents at-risk for anxiety disorders”, $17,000 total, 06/2014 - 05/2016 Flipse Award, “Reconsolidation Update Mechanisms in Healthy Youth”, 01/2014 – 01/2016

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