Jennifer C. Britton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Dr. Jennifer Britton is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and is affiliated with both the Child Division and the Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Division. Dr. Britton directs the BRAIN (Bridging Research on Anxiety, Innovations, and Neuroscience) Group.


2005Ph.D. Neuroscience,, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1999B.E. Biomedical and Electrical Engineering, , Vanderbilt University

Professional Experience

2018 - Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
2014 - 2016Director of MRI Facility, University of Miami, Coral Gables
2012 - 2018Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
2008 - 2012Post-doctoral Fellow, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD
2005 - 2008Post-doctoral Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital, Boston, MA

Highlighted Publications

Abend, R., Burk, D., Ruiz, S., Gold, A.L., Napoli, J., Britton, J.C., Michalska, K.J., Shechner, T., Winkler, A.M., Leibenluft, E., Pine, D.S., Averbeck, B.B. (2022) Computational Modeling of Rapid Threat Learning Reveals Links with Anxiety and Neuroanatomy. ELife, 11:e66169. doi: 10.7554/eLife.66169

Azriel, O., Britton, J.C., Pine, D.S., & Bar-Haim, Y. (2022) Development and Validation of the Attention Bias Questionnaire (ABQ). International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, e1905. doi: 10.1002/mpr.1905.

*Burdette, E.T., Timpano, K.R., Novotny, S.E., Yepes, B.E., Reeb-Sutherland, B.C., & Britton, J.C. (2021). Repetitive Negative Thinking and Depressive Symptoms are Differentially Related to Response Inhibition: The influence of non-emotional, socio-emotional, and self-referential stimuli. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 147, 103989.  doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2021.103989

Dirks, B., Romero, C., Voorhies, W., Kupis, L., Nomi, J.S., Dajani, D.R. Odriozola, P., Burrows, C.A., Beumont, A.L., Cardona, S.M., Parlade, M.V., Alessandri, M., Britton, J.C., & Uddin, L.Q. (2020). Neural responses to a putative set-shifting task in children with autism spectrum disorder. Autism Research, 13: 1501-1515. 

Evans, T.C., Taylor, C. T., & Britton, J.C. (2021). Characterizing the time course of automatic action tendencies to affective facial expressions and its dysregulation in social anxiety disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 78, 102363.

Evans, T.C., Bar-Haim, Y., Fox, N.A., Pine, D.S., & Britton, J.C. (2020). Neural Mechanisms Underlying Heterogeneous Expression of Threat-Related Attention in Social Anxiety. Behavior Research and Therapy, 132, 103657.

Gold, A.L., Abend, R., Britton, J.C., Behrens, B., Farber, M., Ronkin, E., Leibenluft, E., & Pine, D.S., (2020). Age differences in the neural correlates of anxiety disorders: An fMRI study of response to learned threat. American Journal of Psychiatry, 177(5), 454-463.

Evans, T.C. & Britton, J.C. (2018). Improving the psychometric properties of dot-probe attention measures using response-based computation." Journal of Behavioral Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. 60: 95-103.

Gold, A.L., Shechner, T., Farber, M.J., Spiro, C.N., Leibenluft, E., Pine, D.S., Britton, J.C. (2016). Amygdala-cortical connectivity: Associations with anxiety, development, and threat. Depression and Anxiety. 33(10): 917-926.

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Anxiety, Development, Adolescence, Emotional Flexibility, Fear/Safety Learning, Avoidance, Attention Biases, Functional Neuroimaging