In my research, I am interested in using neuroimaging to approach questions involving the relation between cognition and emotion in processes that are cardinal to mood and anxiety disorders. I am currently conducting a project examining the cognitive and neural underpinnings of worry and rumination. Although these processes share several characteristics, research has demonstrated that they are dissociable constructs. However, very few studies have delineated the neural substrates of worry and rumination. By doing this, we may be able to elucidate what differentiates healthy processing of emotions from the pernicious processing that occurs in uncontrollable worry and rumination.