Roselinde H. Kaiser
B.A., Psychology, Dartmouth College
Ph. D., University of Colorado Boulder
Primary Area: Clinical Psychology
Secondary Area: Cognitive Psychology
E-mail: rhkaiser [at] psych.ucla.edu
Research and Teaching Interests: Dr. Kaiser is a clinical psychologist who uses integrated behavioral, developmental, and neuroscientific methods to understand Major Depression and related affective disorders. Together with members of her research laboratory, Dr. Kaiser is working to understand neurocognitive dysfunction in depression, including abnormalities in the structure, molecular signaling, and coordinated activity of brain networks involved in emotion regulation. Dr. Kaiser explores these topics from a developmental perspective, with special interest in using neurocognitive risk markers to predict the onset and course of depressive illnesses in teens or young adults. Clinically, Dr. Kaiser is testing how neurocognitive functioning may be enhanced to foster affective health, with the goal of translating basic science into improved treatment and emotional wellness.
Biography: Dr. Kaiser received a dual-Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Neuroscience in 2013 from the University of Colorado Boulder, completing her predoctoral Clinical Internship at Yale University School of Medicine. After receiving her doctoral degree, Dr. Kaiser trained as a postdoctoral Fellow in affective and translational neuroscience at Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital in the Center for Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Research. Dr. Kaiser is now an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at UCLA.
Responsibilities: Dr. Kaiser is director of the RADD Lab and Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at UCLA with joint appointment in the Psychiatry Department at UCLA.
Fun Facts: Dr. Kaiser lives in Santa Monica with her husband and daughter, and can sometimes be found trail running in Topanga Canyon.