AnnaMaria is aResearch Project Coordinator at the Youth and Family Training Institute (YFTI) which is a part of the University of Pittsburgh. She is responsible for tracking and monitoring the data for all of the grants, as well as supervising the interviewers for the Allegheny, Erie/Luzerne, and Pennsylvania System of Care grants.
AnnaMaria graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007 with a dual degree in Psychology and Neuroscience. Her previous research experience involved coordinating a study at the University of Pittsburgh for adolescents and adults with treatment resistant depression, who underwent metabolic and genetic profiling to discover if inborn errors of metabolism may have been causing or contributing to their symptoms. She also has experience in coordinating and analyzing data for many different functional neuroimaging studies involving participants suffering with major depression, bipolar, suicidal ideation, personality disorders, and autism.
AnnaMaria has authored an article in the Journal of Affective Disorders examining cortical thickness and volume reductions in young adults with current suicidal ideation, and has co-authored 12 depression-related peer-reviewed articles in different psychiatric journals. She currently enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters in her free time.