Seth Davin Norrholm (gt7604)

University Information

Title: Associate Professor
Unit: Psychiatry
Department: School of Medicine

Contact Information

Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences

Position Title:

Associate Professor

Office Address:

3112 Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio)
6135 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48202

Office Phone:

313-577-5631

Biography:

Seth D. Norrholm, PhD, is a translational neuroscientist with over 20 years of research experience in furthering the understanding of the neurobiological mechanisms underlying fear-, anxiety-, trauma-, and stressor-related disorders and the psychiatric conditions with which these disorders are co-morbid. Dr. Norrholm has trained in both the “classical” bench-based neurosciences as well as within clinical arenas dedicated to the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. Together with a network of collaborators, Dr. Norrholm has employed objective, psychophysiological methods to study the underpinnings of mammalian fear processing as well as the mechanisms mediating effective treatments for fear and anxiety. Dr. Norrholm is a recognized world leader in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Fear and joined our faculty in September 2019.

Current positions and employment

2007 - 2008: Associate in Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

2008 - 2018: Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

2018 - 2019: Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

2014 – 2019: Full-time Faculty Member, Graduate Program in Neuroscience, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

2009 – 2019: Program Analyst/Principal Investigator, Atlanta VA Health Care System, Decatur, Georgia.

2019 - present: Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan

2019 - present: Scientific Director, Neuroscience Center for Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma (NeuroCAST), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan

 

Education Training:

B.A. in Psychology (1995) - University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, Maryland

M.A. in Neuroscience (1998) - University of Hartford/University of Connecticut Health Center, Hartford/Farmington, Connecticut

Ph.D. in Neuroscience (2001) – Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

Postdoctoral Fellow (2001-2003), College of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky

Postdoctoral Fellow (2003-2004), Department of Anatomy, University of South Florida

Postdoctoral Fellow (2004-2007), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine

Ph.D. Respecialization in Clinical Psychology (2014-2019) – Emory University, Atlanta, Gerogia

Research Interests:
  • Assessing the acquisition and extinction of learned fear using psychophysiological techniques (e.g., fear-potentiated startle, skin conductance, heart rate variability, and eye-tracking

    Integrating objective measures of fear and anxiety during the implementation of cognitive behavioral therapies for mood and anxiety disorders

    Virtual reality solutions for assessing the degree of and pathophysiological expression of fear

    Imaginal and VR-based Prolonged Exposure Therapy

    Learning and Memory

Seth Davin Norrholm

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