Audrey R. Tyrka, M.D., Ph.D. Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Director of Research. Director of the Laboratory for Clinical and Translational Neuroscience, Butler Hospital.
Audrey R. Tyrka is the Director of the Laboratory for Clinical and Translational Neuroscience at Butler Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown’s Alpert Medical School.
Dr. Tyrka received her MD and PhD in medicine and psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and completed a psychiatry residency and further training in clinical neuroscience at Butler Hospital and Brown Medical School. She studies the biological impact of childhood stress and trauma across the lifespan, with studies of maltreated and impoverished children and adults who experienced loss and abuse during childhood. Dr. Tyrka has published widely and received numerous awards for her work on a range of biological mechanisms underlying risk and resilience for psychiatric and medical conditions due to stress and trauma, including genetic, epigenetic, hormonal, immune, and cellular aging pathways.
Her talk is titled “Early Life Stress and Cellular Aging: Risk and Protective Mechanisms.”