Jack B. Nitschke

Jack Nitscke
Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology
(608) 262-8600


M.A., Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  

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Research Focus:

The mission of my work is to reduce the widespread, profound suffering associated with anxiety and depression by utilizing novel approaches that feature an array of MRI and other biological measures.

Research Strengths:

Behavior, Cognition, and Emotion; Development, Plasticity, and Repair; Neurobiology of Disease

Research Description:

Dr. Nitschke's research centers on the neuroscience of human emotion, anxiety, and depression, with a primary emphasis on anxiety disorders. His studies use clinical and nonclinical samples and employ an array of MRI methodologies alongside the measurement of behavior, genetics, and peripheral psychophysiology. With trainees and staff in his lab, he has developed a laboratory-based model of anxiety that targets anticipatory and uncertainty processes preceding a range of emotional stimuli. A central focus of his current work is a neuroimaging study on the treatment of PTSD in veterans of the Iraqi and Afghanistan conflicts.


Please see PubMed for most recent publications