Tiffany Ho


Tiffany Ho

Assistant Professor
Ph.D.: University of California, San Diego
Primary Area: Clinical Psychology
Address: A326B Psychology Building
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Research in the Cognition, Affect, and Neurodevelopment in Youth (CANDY) lab seeks to understand how the brain circuits underlying our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors change over the course of adolescent development, how experiences of adversity and perceptions of stress shape neurodevelopment, and how these stress-related brain changes impact the etiology, course, and treatment of depression. To address these questions we utilize behavioral, cognitive, endocrine, immune, and neuroimaging techniques. We also leverage “big data” and participate in global initiatives to identify the most robust brain imaging markers associated with depression and related conditions.


Dr. Tiffany Ho is a cognitive neuroscientist by training and currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at UCLA. Dr. Ho studied Cognitive Science as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley before earning her Ph.D. in Psychology at UC San Diego. Dr. Ho completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuroscience at UC San Francisco followed by additional training in affective science at Stanford University. From 2018-2019, Dr. Ho was an Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. From 2019-2022, Dr. Ho was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Ho’s research has been generously funded by the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation and National Institute of Mental Health.

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