Hilary Marusak

Hilary Marusak

Assistant Professor (tenure-track)


Hilary Marusak

Laboratory Web Site

WSU Think Lab

Research Interests

My research focuses on the impact of stress and trauma during childhood on brain development in children and adolescents, as well as, pediatric anxiety disorders, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We also examine the effects of behavioral and pharmacological interventions (e.g., exercise, meditation, cannabidiol) that target the endocannabinoid system, and the impact of cannabis and cannabinoids on the brain and mental health. My research uses several neuroscientific techniques, including fMRI, psychophysiology (EEG/ERP, EDA, EMG), behavior, and intervention studies. 


Pediatric anxiety, PTSD, depression




 fMRI, psychophysiology (EEG/ERP, EDA, EMG)

Key Collaborators

Tanja Jovanovic, Ph.D., Christine Rabinak, Ph.D., Eric Woodcock, Ph.D., Hannah Schacter, Ph.D., Mark Greenwald, Ph.D., Leslie Lundahl, Ph.D., Jeffrey Taub, M.D., Felicity Harper, Ph.D., Aimee Luat, M.D, Jeanne Barcelona, Ph.D.


 PubMed Search (past 5 years)

Research Gate Profile


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