Jason M. Lavender, Ph.D.
Jason Lavender, Ph.D. is an Adjunct Research Scientist at the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute and an Assistant Research Scientist in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine. He is also a member of the research team at the UCSD Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York in 2011. He was a T32 postdoctoral research fellow at NRI from 2011-2014, and then served as a Research Scientist from 2014-2016 before accepting his current position at UCSD. His main research interests include the role of affective and neurocognitive processes in eating disorders, dimensional and multi-method approaches to studying psychopathology, and functional neuroimaging approaches to examining the underlying neurobiology of eating disorders.