Psychiatry Grand Rounds 11/18 | Antonia Kaczkurkin, PhD

Kaczkurkin Grand Rounds

"A dimensional and hierarchical approach to understanding psychopathology, environmental stress, and brain development in youth"


This presentation is designed to help the learner:
1.    Describe the concerns related to the current conceptualization of mental health disorders under the DSM-5
2.    Explain the advantages of a dimensional and hierarchical approach
3.    Discuss the latest research using this approach to understand brain development in youth


The DSM-5 relies on subjectively defined, discrete categories. A movement is underway to use data-driven approaches to redefine how we classify mental health disorders. This presentation will discuss recent research applying a dimensional and hierarchical approach to understand the interplay between psychopathology, environmental stress, and brain development in youth.

About the Speaker:

Antonia Kaczkurkin, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dr. Antonia Kaczkurkin received her Master of Arts and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Minnesota. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania before joining Vanderbilt University as an Assistant Professor in Psychology in the College of Arts and Science. She also holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Kaczkurkin’s research focuses on identifying neurobiological markers of psychopathology. She integrates multimodal measures such as neuroimaging and psychophysiology to develop a comprehensive understanding of the basic mechanisms underlying mental health symptoms across the lifespan.  


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This talk is sponsored by the
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 
This educational activity received no commercial support.