Neurobiology of substance use disorders, emotion regulation, and mindfulness
I am interested in brain mechanisms that support positive change. In my research, my lab combines experimental tasks, randomized-controlled clinical trials, functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI/fMRI), computational models, biological assays from urine, blood, and saliva, as well as meta-analyses of behavioral and neuroimaging to understand several questions, including the psychological and neurobiological mechanisms that underlie treatments for psychopathology with a focus on substance use and eating disorder and the regulation of craving, as well as emotion regulation in psychopathology more broadly.
Hedy Kober came to Yale as an assistant professor after receiving her PhD in Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience at Columbia University (where she also completed her BA, MA, and MPhil). Since then, she has also completed a respecialization in clinical psychology, and now uses her combined expertise as a clinician-scientists in her research and teaching. Hedy was born and raised in Israel, and loves to hike, scuba dive, cook, and meditate.