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Michael TreadwayWinship Distinguished Research Professor in Psychology, Director of Clinical Training


Dr. Treadway is a cognitive neuroscientist and licensed clinical psychologist. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University in 2012, and completed his clinical internship and post-doc at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School.


Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


The Translational Research in Affective Disorders Laboratory (TReAD Lab) seeks to understand the molecular and circuit-level mechanisms for psychiatric symptoms related to mood, motivation, and anxiety. Our lab employs a variety of methods, including multimodal neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, MRS, and PET), behavioral paradigms, computational modeling, experimental pharmacology, genetics, and clinical/personality assessment. A particular interest has been the assessment of reward motivation in psychiatric populations, for which Dr. Treadway has developed several laboratory tasks, including the Effort-Expenditure for Rewards Task (EEfRT).


  • PSYC 210: Adult Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 385R: Computational Psychiatry
  • PSYC 770R: Foundations of Neuroimaging