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Dr. Adrienne Romer

Lab Director





Clinical Science Suite – Room 109 

460 Turner Suite NW 

Blacksburg, VA 24060 

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Dr. Adrienne Romer (she/her) is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Science in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech. Dr. Romer’s research interests include:

  • Transdiagnostic and dimensional approaches to the study of the causes, risk factors, and development of psychopathology across traditional diagnostic boundaries 

  • Mental disorder comorbidity 

  • Cognitive-affective processes commonly dysfunctional in mental disorders (e.g., executive functioning and emotion regulation) 

  • Neural circuit alterations assessed using structural and functional MRI methods 

  • Adolescent and young adult populations 


The SPAN Lab aims to address comorbidity of mental disorders by using a transdiagnostic, dimensional, and neuroscience-informed approach to study the etiology and development of psychopathology. 


Outside of the lab, Dr. Romer enjoys taking nature walks, traveling, trying new restaurants, playing board games/puzzles, and watching movies and TV shows. 

Education and Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Center for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research​​
    McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
    Duke University

  • Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Internship
    VA Boston Healthcare System

  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology
    Duke University

  • B.S. in Human Development
    Cornell University

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