Rae Harrison

Faculty Advisor: 

Kirk Erickson, PhD

Education & Training

  • B.S., University of Pittsburgh
  • M.S., University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests

My research broadly focuses on the link between physical and mental health. We know that physical activity is beneficial for mental health, especially depression, but the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. I am interested in exploring the biological mechanisms that might explain the link between exercise/physical activity and mental health, with a particular focus on cerebrovascular and cardiovascular health and depressive symptoms.