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New Faculty - Polina Vanyukov, PhD

Department of Psychiatry Welcomes Talented New Researcher
Dr. Polina Vanyukov, PhD to Its Faculty


The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to welcome Polina Vanyukov, PhD to its faculty as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. Dr. Vanyukov studies decision-making in suicide and the social and cognitive aspects of decision-making. Her research characterizes impairments associated with suicidal behaviors using behavioral, eye-tracking, and brain-imaging methods. 

Dr. Vanyukov earned an undergraduate degree in Logic and Computation from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) where she also served as the manager of CMU’s Dynamic Decision Making Laboratory. As a graduate student researcher she was engaged in research at the University of Pittsburgh Eye & Language Laboratory. Dr. Vanyukov received her PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Pitt in 2013 and later conducted research as a postdoctoral scholar in the Department’s federally funded T32 Clinical and Translational Research Training Program in Late-Life Mood Disorders. She is currently the principal investigator for two externally sponsored studies - a K01 career development award from the National Institute of Mental Health and a Young Investigator Award from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Vanyukov to the Department.