Elvisha Dhamala, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research and the Zucker Hillside Hospital in Glen Oaks, NY where she directs the Brain-Based Predictive Modeling Lab.
Prior to this, she was the inaugural Kavli Institute for Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fellow for Academic Diversity in the Holmes Lab at Yale University. She earned her BSc in Neuroscience in 2017 from McGill University, and her PhD in Neuroscience from Weill Cornell Medicine in 2021 in the CoCo (Computational Connectomics) Lab.
Her research program is focused on characterising sex differences in neurobiological correlates of complex human behaviour across healthy and clinical populations. She is especially interested in understanding how different aspects of brain, behaviour, and brain-behaviour relationships differ between the sexes and whether those differences underlie the unique presentations of psychiatric illnesses in males and females.