Valerie Braddick graduated from Middlebury College in 2016 with a B.A. in Neuroscience and a minor in Global Health. While at Middlebury, she conducted a year-long senior research project investigating the dose-dependent effects of testosterone on spatial memory in adult male rats. As an undergraduate, Valerie also worked under the direction of Dr. Brent Forester as a clinical research intern in the Geriatric Psychiatry Research Program at McLean Hospital, assisting with an Alzheimer’s clinical drug trial and studying the management of neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia. Since graduating, she has also worked in the Behavioral Medicine Program at MGH with Dr. Jessica Magidson on a hybrid-effectiveness implementation trial for ART adherence and substance use in HIV care in South Africa. At the OCD & Related Disorders Program, she is involved in studies investigating the neural mechanisms underlying OCD, as well as the effectiveness of TMS for improving OCD symptoms. Valerie will be attending medical school in 2019 and will likely specialize in Psychiatry or Neurology.