Kristen L. Mackiewicz Seghete, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Division of Clinical Psychology, School of Medicine
  • M.D./Ph.D. Program Committee, School of Medicine


Dr. Mackiewicz Seghete’s research focuses on examining alterations in neurobiological processes underlying cognitive and affective brain processes in youth with a history of abuse or maltreatment. She uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and other imaging methods to examine alterations in brain regions subserving cognitive control of neutral and emotional information. Dr. Mackiewicz Seghete is specifically interested in how these alterations contribute to emerging psychopathology in youth with a history of abuse or maltreatment. Additionally, she is interested in typical development of cognitive control and how alterations in development may be related to the emergence of psychopathology across the lifespan. Dr. Mackiewicz Seghete hopes to use her research to inform the development and evaluation of early intervention efforts for children with a history of abuse or maltreatment.

Education and training

    • B.S., 2003, University of Wisconsin
    • M.A., 2007, University of Colorado
    • Ph.D., 2011, University of Colorado
  • Residency

    • Internship: Department of Child Psychiatry, University of Illinois Medical Center, 2010-2011
  • Fellowship

    • NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship, Department of Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health & Science University, 2011-2013


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