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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Christine A. Rabinak (Davie), Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone: 734-232-0415
Fax: 734-615-8739

Primary Programs/Services:
Ambulatory - Stress, Anxiety and Personality


  • 2013, Postdoctoral Translational Scholar Program, Psychiatry, University of Michigan
  • 2009, Ph.D., Biopsychology, University of Michigan
  • 2006, M.S., Biopsychology, University of Michigan
  • 2004, B.S. with Honors, Psychology, University of Iowa

Research Interest:

  • Behavioral and neurobiological mechanisms of fear learning and memory
  • Role of the cannabinoid system during emotional processing
  • Behavioral and neurobiological mechanisms of threat perception and regulation of affect in anxiety disorders
  • Biomarkers of development and maintenance of anxiety disorders

Academic Appointment:

  • Research Assistant Professor - University of Michigan - Department of Psychiatry

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Rabinak, C. A., Angstadt, M., Welsh, R. C., Kennedy, A. E., Lyubkin, M., Martis, B., & Phan, K.L. (2011). Altered amygdala resting-state functional connectivity in post-traumatic stress disorder. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 2, 62.
  • Rabinak, C. A., Angstadt, M., Sripada, C. S., Abelson, J. L., Liberzon, I., Milad, M. R., & Phan, K. L. (2013). Cannabinoid facilitation of fear extinction memory recall in humans. Neuropharmacology, 64, 396-402.
  • Rabinak, C. A., Holman, A., Angstadt, M., Kennedy, A.E., Hajcak, G., & Phan, K. L. (2013). Neural response to errors in combat-exposed returning veterans with and without posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 213, 71-78.
  • Rabinak, C.A., & Phan, K.L. (in press). Cannabinoid modulation of fear extinction brain circuitry: A novel target to advance anxiety treatment. Current Pharmaceutical Design

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