Hedy received her Ph.D. in Psychology with a focus on Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience from Columbia University in 2009. She also recently completed a respecialization in Clinical Psychology. She is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology with additional appointments in the Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuroscience programs. She uses affective/clinical/translational neuroscience approaches to investigate self regulation broadly - with a specific focus on psychopathology and especially substance use disorders. She then uses the insights from this research to develop, test, and improve interventions (with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based approaches).