Jennifer T. Sneider, Ph.D.

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Dr. Sneider is Assistant Professor in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, and Associate Neuroscientist in the Neurodevelopmental Laboratory on Addictions and Mental Health in the McLean Imaging Center.

Dr. Sneider’s primary area of focus is on the role of the hippocampus with a particular interest in characterizing sex differences and the role of the menstrual cycle on hippocampal-based memory function.

Dr. Sneider has received funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to apply magnetic resonance imaging techniques to explore the role of the hippocampus in marijuana dependence, and also has conducted studies in emerging adult binge drinkers and healthy developing teens.

Dr. Sneider is the recipient of a NARSAD Young Investigator Award (Brain & Behavior Research Foundation) to examine brain chemistry, brain activation, and cognition relative to clinical mood measures in depressed and healthy women.