Julia E. Swan graduated from the University of Michigan in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and English. While at Michigan, she worked in the Michigan Neurogenetics and Developmental Psychopathology lab studying risk and resilience in children and their families using neuroimaging methods and longitudinal study designs. After graduating, she worked as a Post-Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award Fellow at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) at the NIH. She worked in the Section on Human Psychopharmacology studying the genetic and environmental factors affecting alcohol use with intravenous alcohol self-administration human laboratory studies.
Julia entered the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at the University of New Mexico in 2019. Her primary research interests include the development, maintenance, and treatment of alcohol use disorder. She is also interested in examining how comorbid disorders, reward processes, environmental stressors, and gender differences play a role in the development of alcohol use disorder using neuroimaging techniques.