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Layla Banihashemi, PhDLayla Banihashemi, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Layla Banihashemi, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research is focused on how various aspects of early life experience, from childhood abuse to neighborhood disadvantage, influence the structure and function of stress-responsive brain areas. We place this research within a larger societal context to identify how these early experience-related brain differences contribute to mental health inequities later in life.

Lab website: https://brainbodystress.pitt.edu