Sam DeWitt, M.S.
Doctoral Student, Research Assistant
Sam Dewitt is a doctoral student and research assistant working under Francesca Filbey, Ph.D., Director of Cognitive Neuroscience Research of Addictive Behaviors at the Center for BrainHealth. Recipient of the first-ever Dianne Cash Graduate Fellowship, his research focuses on the neurobiological changes that take place in the adolescent brain and how that translates to emotion regulation, decision-making and risk assessment. Dewitt holds a masters degree in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience from the University of Texas at Dallas and completed his undergraduate degree in psychology with a minor in neuroscience at The Ohio State University. He studied translational neuroscience at the Mind Research Network at the University of New Mexico for two years before joining the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas where he is pursing a Ph. D. in Cognition and Neuroscience.