Polina Vanyukov, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

100 North Bellefield Avenue

Education & Training

University of Pittsburgh, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Cognitive Psychology
University of Pittsburgh School of MedicineClinical and Translational Research Training in Late-Life Mood Disorders

Selected Honors & Awards

Young Investigator Research Award, American Foundation of Suicide Prevention

Research Interests

Reinforcement learning; Decision-making; Depression and suicide
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Vanyukov PM, Szanto K, Hallquist MN, Moitra M, & Dombrovski AY (2017). Perceived burdensomeness is associated with low-lethality suicide attempts, dysfunctional interpersonal style and younger than older age. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 32(7), 788-797.
  2. Vanyukov PM, Szanto K, Hallquist MN, Siegle GJ, Reynolds CF, III, Forman SD, Aizenstein HJ, & Dombrovski AY (2016). Paralimbic and lateral prefrontal encoding of reward value during intertemporal choice in attempted suicide. Psychological Medicine, 46(2), 381-291.
  3. Vanyukov PM, Szanto K, Siegle GJ, Reynolds CF, III, Hallquist MN, Aizenstein HJ, & Dombrovski AY (2015). Impulsive traits and unplanned suicide attempts predict exaggerated prefrontal response to angry faces in the elderly. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 23(8), 829-839.