Research Psychologist, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
Department of Psychiatry
Uniformed Services University
Alexandria Pabst, PhD, is a Research Psychologist at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) at the Uniformed Services University. Dr. Pabst earned both her BA in Cognitive Sciences and her PhD in Cognitive and Information Sciences from the University of California, Merced. Following her PhD, she joined Accenture Labs in San Francisco, CA leading the Applied Neuroscience research group, utilizing brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) and consumer biosensors & neurotechnologies to study and augment human learning, training, and wellbeing. Dr. Pabst’s research examines the brain and behavioral bases of human-computer interaction, learning and memory, wellbeing, and cognitive enhancement, with particular emphasis on approaches and techniques that can augment cognition in applied contexts. Dr. Pabst joined CSTS in 2024 and is part of the Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) team partnering with DARPA to support their STRENGTHEN program, which aims to develop novel neurobehavioral interventions that target cognitive flexibility and emotion regulation to reduce the negative effects of traumatic stress and prevent suicide.
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