Curriculum Vita


Elena Stein, MS, University of New Mexico

Elena Stein graduated from Amherst College in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience. After graduating, she worked as a clinical education specialist at McLean Hospital’s Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment Program where she delivered evidence based care alongside an interdisciplinary team to adolescents with co-occurring disorders.  In 2014, she became a research coordinator at McLean Hospital’s Neurodevelopmental Laboratory on Addictions and Mental Health, coordinating several longitudinal neuroimaging studies to explore neurobiological, cognitive, and behavioral risk factors and consequences of alcohol and substance use during adolescence and young adulthood. Additionally, she helped develop a treatment outcomes study for the Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment Program.

Elena entered the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at the University of New Mexico in 2016. Her research interests include: neurobiological and cognitive mechanisms of behavior change in alcohol treatment, as well as mindfulness-based interventions for substance use and co-occurring disorders. 

ABQ Research Lab, Director: Dr. Katie Witkiewitz

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