Elena Stein, MS, University of New Mexico
Elena entered the Clinical Psychology Doctoral program at the University of New Mexico in 2016. Her primary research interest is using neuroscience-based frameworks to study core phenotypic features in alcohol use disorder and alcohol behavior change. Elena is also interested in mindfulness-based interventions for substance use and co-occurring disorders: researching their efficacy, delivering them in a range of clinical settings, and disseminating these empirically supported treatments in the community.
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 exploring risk factors and consequences of alcohol and substance use during adolescence and young adulthood.