Allison Letkiewicz


Allison completed her undergraduate work at The Catholic University of America in Psychology. As an undergraduate she worked in a Cognitive Aging Lab investigating implicit memory in healthy older adults and young adults, as well as a Psychophysiology Lab using EEG/ERP to investigate executive function. Afterward, she was a Post-baccalaureate IRTA at the NIMH for two years studying the neural correlates of fear and anxiety in healthy controls and patients using EMG and fMRI with Dr. Shmuel Lissek and Dr. Christian Grillon. She began her Ph.D. in Clinical/Community Psychology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the fall of 2011. Her current research interests include exploring the neural correlates of anxiety, depression and their co-occurrence, as well as the interaction between emotion and cognition.

Research Interests

Depression and anxiety, the interaction between emotion and cognition, and the influence of early life experiences on the development of psychopathology

Research Description

Effects of emotion on executive function


  • The Catholic University of America, B.A. in Psychology
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.A. in Psychology