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Kareem Al-Khalil, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Kareem Al-Khalil, PhD

I am currently a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Claus Lab.  Under the tutelage of Dr. Eric Claus, my current research endeavors include investigating changes in brain activation and functional connectivity in non-treatment seeking adults with Alcohol Use Disorders (AUD). More specifically, I focus on neural correlates pertaining to alcohol and stress cues (i.e., incentive saliency, negative-emotionality) and executive functioning (i.e., response inhibition).  I am also working towards longitudinal analyses of functional neuroimaging data in relation to changes in drinking behavior that are independent of formal treatment.  To these ends, I also aim to integrate analysis of multimodal neuroimaging data, such as Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) and Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL).


In addition to addiction, I have also investigated the neuroimaging correlates underlying varying levels of executive functioning, including deficiencies (e.g., Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), normal development (e.g., cognitive aging), and precociousness (e.g., math-giftedness). 


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