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Principal Investigator


Thomas M. Olino, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Clinical area of the Psychology department at Temple University. He completed his B.S. in Biology & Society and Human Development from Cornell University. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Stony Brook University with a minor in Quantitative Methods. He completed his clinical internship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Olino was previously Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. Most generally, Dr. Olino is interested in the etiology of depression, thus, his work includes investigations across multiple candidate processes. His principal interests within this area are concerned with diminished anticipation of and responses to rewards (i.e., anhedonia) as a potential marker of risk for depression. This work is informed through the use of multiple measurement strategies, including self-report, behavioral assessments, and functional MRI methods. Dr. Olino is also interested in how adolescent development interacts with specific risk factors to increase the likelihood of developing depression. His current work is supported by the National Institute of Mental Health. He a member of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, Society of Research of Psychopathology, International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Society for Research in Child Development, and the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology.