Jessica O'Brien



Faculty Advisor: 

Shirley Y. Hill

About Me:

In my spare time, I enjoy reading novels, attempting to complete crossword puzzles, and spending time with friends and family including my dog and cats.

Education & Training

  • B.A., Brown University
  • M.A., San Diego State University

Research Interests

I am interested in identifying genetic, neurological, cognitive, and behavioral predictors of alcohol use disorders (AUD) among individuals with a family history of AUD. I am especially interested in how deficits in social cognition may increase risk for alcohol use disorders, and whether prevention efforts aimed at enhancing social cognition may increase resilience for AUD.

Accepting Graduate Students