Alexandra Adamis, B.S.

Biographical Sketch:

As an undergraduate at Northwestern University, Allie worked as a Research Apprentice under the mentorship of Drs. Regina Logan and Dan McAdams in the Foley Center for the Study of Lives. There, she supported a nine-year longitudinal study on psychosocial development in adulthood. Allie led a project investigating the role of mindset in predicting healthy psychological outcomes in midlife and late life. Outside of the lab, Allie served as a peer listener for WildChat, a mental health hotline run through Northwestern Counseling and Psychological Services. 

Following graduation from Northwestern, Allie worked in Human Resources for the Nielsen Company before returning to research. In 2021, Allie moved to Boston to join Dr. Katherine Burdick’s Mood Disorders Research Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. As a Research Assistant in the Burdick lab, she led the start-up and ongoing execution of a multi-site R01 study on brain-based mechanisms of emotion regulation. Allie also completed independent projects investigating the effects of explicit and implicit emotion regulation processes on clinical outcomes in mood disorders. 


Allie is interested in the intersection between cognitive and affective mechanisms involved in the maintenance of anxiety. In the Emotion and Anxiety Research lab, Allie plans to study the relationships between attentional biases, repetitive negative thinking, and cognitive control to better understand their role in disorder maintenance and inform optimal treatment targets. 

Education and Training

2015-2019  Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Psychological Services (summa cum laude) with Minors in Psychology and French, Northwestern University

2021-2022  Research Assistant, Mood Disorders Research Program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School2022- Present Vanderbilt University, graduate student