Greg Hajcak is the Sheri Sobrato Brisson Professor of Child & Adolescent Mental Health at Santa Clara University. He is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who has spent 20 years working to better understand the development and risk for anxiety and depression—as well as training students to treat these disorders.
Greg has published over 350 peer-reviewed publications; he received the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contributions to Psychology from the American Psychological Association (2016), the Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions from the Association for Psychological Science (2012), and the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contributions to Psychophysiology (2012).
Greg's research has been continuously funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for the past 20 years. Much of this research has involved large and longitudinal studies to better understand the development of anxiety and depression among adolescents and young adults. This work has established a number of neural biomarkers of risk for anxiety and depression. Among his current research projects, he is examining the impact of brief digital interventions for anxiety and depression, as well as a mobile application to reduce suicide among high-risk adults.