Alecia Vogel-Hammen, MD, PhD

Alecia Vogel-Hammen, MD, PhD, is a clinical instructor and the George and Debra Couch Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine. Originally from southern Illinois, she completed undergraduate degrees in biology and psychology at Saint Louis University before matriculating at Washington University School of Medicine. She graduated from the MD/PhD program in 2013, completing doctoral work in neuroscience with Steve Petersen, PhD, and Bradley Schlagger, MD, PhD, using functional and resting state MRI techniques to study reading development. Vogel-Hammen then continued at Washington University, first completing an adult psychiatry residency in conjunction with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, where she was honored in the National Institute for Mental Health Outstanding Resident Program, and then continuing in a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at WashU Med/St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

She is currently a clinical instructor in the Department of Psychiatry, where she was recently honored with the Child and Adolescent Division Award for Excellence in Teaching, and a postdoctoral scholar working with Joan Luby, MD, and Deanna Barch, PhD, studying the development and neural basis of emotion dysregulation. Outside of work, Vogel-Hammen enjoys spending time with her three children, enjoying the outdoors, traveling as much as young children will allow, and running slowly.