Christina Veziris

Clinical Research Coordinator
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Christina Veziris is an assistant clinical research coordinator in the UCSF Clinical Affective Neuroscience (CAN) Lab. She graduated from the University of San Francisco in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and minors in neuroscience and health studies. She volunteered in the CAN lab for a year and then worked in the Relationships, Emotions, and Health Lab at San Francisco State University for three years using the Facial Action Coding System to code facial emotions. In her last year at USF, she completed an honor’s thesis on the effects of culture on emotion recognition. Christina has been a research coordinator at the MAC since January 2019.


Validation of the ND-PAE Diagnosis in Children with Heavy Prenatal Alcohol Exposure.

Research square

Veziris CR, Hyland MT, Kable JA, Wozniak JR, Coles CD, May PA, Kalberg WO, Sowell ER, Jones KL, Riley EP, Mattson SN

Higher emotional granularity relates to greater inferior frontal cortex cortical thickness in healthy, older adults.

Cognitive, affective & behavioral neuroscience

Lukic S, Kosik EL, Roy ARK, Morris N, Sible IJ, Datta S, Chow T, Veziris CR, Holley SR, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Keltner D, Gorno-Tempini ML, Sturm VE

Medial Temporal Lobe Tau Aggregation Relates to Divergent Cognitive and Emotional Empathy Abilities in Alzheimer's Disease.

Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD

Chow TE, Veziris CR, Mundada N, Martinez-Arroyo AI, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Rosen HJ, Gorno-Tempini ML, Rankin KP, Seeley WW, Rabinovici GD, La Joie R, Sturm VE

Increasing empathic concern relates to salience network hyperconnectivity in cognitively healthy older adults with elevated amyloid-� burden.

NeuroImage. Clinical

Chow TE, Veziris CR, La Joie R, Lee AJ, Brown JA, Yokoyama JS, Rankin KP, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Rabinovici GD, Seeley WW, Sturm VE

Dynamic autonomic nervous system states arise during emotions and manifest in basal physiology.


Pasquini L, Noohi F, Veziris CR, Kosik EL, Holley SR, Lee A, Brown JA, Roy ARK, Chow TE, Allen I, Rosen HJ, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Saggar M, Seeley WW, Sturm VE

Children with developmental dyslexia show elevated parasympathetic nervous system activity at rest and greater cardiac deceleration during an empathy task.

Biological Psychology

Palser ER, Morris NA, Roy ARK, Holley SR, Veziris CR, Watson C, Deleon J, Miller ZA, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML, Sturm VE

Big smile, small self: Awe walks promote prosocial positive emotions in older adults.

Emotion (Washington, D.C.)

Sturm VE, Datta S, Roy ARK, Sible IJ, Kosik EL, Veziris CR, Chow TE, Morris NA, Neuhaus J, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Holley SR, Keltner D