Adrienne Manbeck

Study Coordinator

Adrienne is originally from Providence, Rhode Island, although her family moved to Eden Prairie, MN, before she started high school. She is in her third year of undergraduate studies in the University of Minnesota’s psychology department and she is planning to receive her bachelor’s degree in Spring of 2017. She joined the lab in February of 2015. She is currently the coordinator of two research projects being conducted in the ANGST lab: the Military Anxiety Response Study (MARS) and the Anxiety, Decision-Making, and Memory study (ADMM). Her coordinator position with MARS requires working closely with the Minneapolis VAMC and the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, contacting and recruiting participants, conducting phone screens with potential participants, and conducting in-person clinical interviews with participants. ADMM is a study that Adrienne instigated and designed with the help of Sam Cooper, BA, and Shmuel Lissek, PhD. For this project, she is involved in the programming of computer-based tasks, is responsible for responding to potential participant inquiries, and will be responsible for some data analysis. After graduation, she plans to work for several years as a research study coordinator before applying to graduate schools. Ultimately, she would like to receive a PhD in Clinical Psychology and is particularly interested in working to better understand the mechanisms of fear learning as well as the impact of traumatic events on the human brain. 

 

Adrienne Manbeck