Rebecca M. Shansky

Rebecca M. Shansky

Dr. Shansky serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Northeastern University. She received her PhD in Neurobiology from Yale University, and her research focuses on neural connections and sex differences impact how circuits process fear and respond to stress. She has 15 years’ experience in the field of sex differences, has authored many peer- reviewed primary research articles and reviews on the subject, has current NIH funding to study sex-specific neuroanatomical markers of vulnerability in PTSD, received the 2008 “Young Investigator Award” from the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences, and serves as reviewer for numerous journals and an Editorial Board Member for Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Psychology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA