Britny A Hildebrandt, PhD
Education & Training
Selected Honors & Awards
- Hildebrandt BA, Fisher H, LaPalombara Z, Young ME & Ahmari SE. (2023) Corticostriatal dynamics underlying components of binge-like consumption of palatable food in mice. Appetite. 2023 Jan 19:106462. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2023.106462. PMID: 36682623.
- Hildebrandt BA & Ahmari SE. (2021) Breaking it Down: Investigation of binge eating components in animal models to enhance translation. Front Psychiatry. 2021 Aug 13;12:728535. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.728535. PMID: 34484010; PMCID: PMC8414642.
- Hildebrandt BA, Sinclair EB, Sisk CL & Klump KL. (2018). Exploring reward system responsivity in the nucleus accumbens across chronicity of binge eating in female rats. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 51, 989-993.
New Research in Eating Disorders: Neural Activity Underlying Components of Binge-Like Eating
Binge eating is a repetitive eating behavior frequently observed in individuals with eating disorder diagnoses, but its underlying neural mechanisms remain largely unknown. Other repetitive behavior disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, are associated with corticostriatal circuitry dysfunction. However, to date, scientists working in the field of eating disorders have not investigated the in vivo neural...
The Department of Psychiatry Welcomes Three New Faculty Members
Pitt Psychiatry extends a warm welcome to three new faculty members: David Bortz, PhD (Research Assistant Professor of Psychiatry) Dr. Bortz received his PhD in behavioral neuroscience from The Ohio State University, then joined the Pitt Department of Neuroscience as a postdoctoral scholar funded by a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award. Under the...