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Hilary A. Marusak

Assistant Professor, Wayne State University

Dr. Marusak is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Wayne State University (WSU) School of Medicine in Detroit Michigan. Dr. Marusak received her PhD in Translational Neuroscience from WSU and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Dr. Christine Rabinak's Translational Neuropsychopharmacology lab in the WSU Department of Pharmacy Practice.

Dr. Marusak directs the WSU THINK Lab, which focuses on pediatric anxiety, understanding the impact of childhood trauma/adversity on neural development, and using that knowledge to improve interventions that can enhance mental health in pediatric populations. Her predoctoral training was in pediatric neuroimaging, childhood adversity/trauma, and developmental neuroscience, and her postdoctoral training was focused on the neurobiology of fear, the endocannabinoid system, and anxiety disorders/posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Experience

  • –present
    Neuroscientist, Wayne State University

Education

  • 2016 
    Wayne State University School of Medicine, PhD/Neuroscience