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Providence VA Medical Center, Rhode Island


Emily Aiken, MA

Emily Aiken  Emily Aiken, MA
Research Health Science Specialist *
401-273-7100 x6254

Ms. Aiken joined the Providence VA Medical Center as a Research Health Science Specialist in August 2016. Prior to joining PVAMC, she received both her BS, and MA, with honors in Neuroscience from Trinity College (Hartford, CT), where she was a Health Fellow and a member of the National Honor Society in Neuroscience (Nu Rho Psi). Additionally, Emily conducted research at Trinity College in the Cognitive Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Laboratory, where she primarily focused on designing individualized cognitive rehabilitation therapies for acquired brain injury. Her background includes 4 years of clinical research experience in prospective memory, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and pediatric neurology.  Currently, Emily's research interests include the use of non-invasive neuromodulation therapies for treating comorbid psychiatric disorders, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and major depression.

Current Studies:
Emily is currently working on the following projects at CfNN:

  • Synchronized TMS for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Comorbid Depressive Symptoms—PI: Noah S. Philip, MD
  • Pilot Testing of Theta-Burst Neuromodulation for Chronic PTSD—PI: Noah S. Philip, MD
  • PTSD and the Default Network: Developing Imaging Phenotypes—PI: Noah S. Philip, MD

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