Degree: PhD (2017) – University of Illinois at Chicago
My research specializes in the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalogram (EEG) methods to study the neurocircuitry underlying symptom provocation and emotion regulation in internalizing disorders, particularly posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Currently I investigate the impact of acute trauma on amygdalo-frontal functioning responsible for fear acquisition and extinction. In addition, I examine how aberrations in this neural network after trauma interact with and predict disruptions in adaptive stress responding.
Fitzgerald, J.M., Gorka, S.M., Kujawa, A., DiGangi, J., Proescher, E., Greenstein, J.E., Aase, D., Schroth, C., Afshar, K., Kennedy, A., Hajcak, G., Phan, K.L. (in press). Neural indices of emotional reactivity and regulation predict course of PTSD symptoms in combat-exposed veterans. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry.
Fitzgerald, J.M., DiGangi, J., Phan, K.L. (in press). Functional neuroanatomy of emotion and its regulation in PTSD. Harvard Review of Psychiatry Special Issue: Recent Advances in Understanding and Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress and Trauma-Related Disorders.
Klumpp, H. Bhaumik, R., Kinney, K.L., Fitzgerald, J.M. (2018). Principle component analysis and neural predictors of emotion regulation. Behavioural Brain Research, 338, 128-133.
Fitzgerald, J.M., Kennedy, A.E., Shankman, S.A., Langenecker, S.A., Phan, K.L., Klumpp, H. (2017). Prefrontal and amygdala engagement during emotion regulation in generalized anxiety disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 218, 398-406.
Fitzgerald, J.M., MacNamara, A., Kennedy, A.E., Rabinak, C., Rauch, S.A.M., Liberzon, I., Phan, K.L. (2017). Individual differences in cognitive reappraisal and emotion regulatory brain function in combat-exposed veterans with and without PTSD. Depression and Anxiety, 34(1), 79-88.
Klumpp, H., Fitzgerald, J.M., Kerry, K., Fitzgerald, D.A., Piejko, K., Roberts, J., Kennedy, A.E., Phan, K.L. (2017). Prefrontal control and predictors of cognitive behavioral therapy response in social and generalized anxiety disorders. NeuroImage: Clinical, 15, 25-34.
Fitzgerald, J.M., MacNamara, A., DiGangi, J.A., Kennedy, A.E., Rabinak, C.A., Patwell, R.S., Greenstein, J.E., Proescher, E., Rauch, S.A.M., Hajcak, G., Phan, K.L. (2016). A psychophysiological investigation of directed emotion regulation in combat-associated posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 249, 113-121.
Follette, V., Garfin, D., Fitzgerald, J.M., McLean, C. (2016). Translational Trauma Research: Implications for Policy and Intervention. Translational Issues in Psychological Science: Special Issue on The Psychology of Trauma, 2(4), 350-355.
Gorka, S.M., MacNamara, A., Aase, D.M., Proescher, E., Greenstein J.E., Walters, R., Passi, H., Kennedy, A.E., DiGangi, J.A., Rabinak, C.A., Afshar, K. Fitzgerald, J.M., Hajcak, G., Phan, K.L. (2016). Impact of alcohol use disorder comorbidity on defensive reactivity to errors in post-traumatic stress disorder. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 30(7), 733-742.