Negar Fani

Negar Fani, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine.  She has been a part of the Grady Trauma Project since 2007. Her graduate work focused on attentional biases in PTSD, how they manifest on a behavioral and neural level. She continues to examine the neural mechanisms that support attentional abnormalities in PTSD using ecologically-salient tasks that incorporate images that are relevant to this population. She is interested in genetic susceptibility for these and other PTSD-related problems. She has incorporated fMRI and diffusion tensor imaging in my work to explore how various PTSD phenomena manifest, functionally and structurally. She is also conducting a clinical triaI for highly dissociative traumatized people in GTP, investigating how a novel intervention that incorporates physiological feedback may benefit this group of people with PTSD.