Christine Rabinak Ph.D.

Christine Rabinak Ph.D.

Title

Associate Professor

Department

Pharmacy Practice

Office Location

EACPHS, Room 2136

Phone

313-577-9875

Email

rabinak@wayne.edu

Christine Rabinak Ph.D.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ph.D. in Biological Psychology, University of Michigan, 2009
  • M.S. in Biological Psychology, University of Michigan, 2006
  • B.S. in Psychology, University of Iowa, 2004

Positions and Employment

  • Associate Professor, Wayne State University, 2019-present
  • Assistant Professor, Wayne State University, 2014-2019
  • Research Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, 2013-2014
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan, 2010-2013
  • Research Associate, University of Michigan, 2009-2010
  • Junior Research Scientist, New York University, 2009

Awards and Honors

  • The Rho Chi Honor Society (The Academic Honor Society in Pharmacy), 2015
  • Wayne State University Research Mentor's Program for New Faculty (Mentor: Mark Greenwald, PhD), 2015
  • Society of Biological Psychiatry Travel Award, 2014
  • Data Blitz Presentation, ACNP Annual Meeting, 2012
  • Voice Poster Presentation, ACNP Annual Meeting, 2012
  • Anxiety Disorders Association of America Career Development Travel Award, 2012
  • Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) Research Education Symposium Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Award, University of Michigan, 2012
  • American College of Neuropsychopharmacology ADAA Travel Award, 2012
  • MICHR Postdoctoral Translational Scholars Program Award, University of Michigan, 2011
  • Voice Poster Presentation, ACNP Annual Meeting, 2011
  • MICHR High-Tech Award, University of Michigan, 2010
  • Barbara Perry Roberson Summer Research Scholarship, University of Michigan, 2007
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Honor Roll, University of Michigan, 2006
  • Rackham Travel Grant, University of Michigan, 2005-2008
  • Graduated with Honors in Psychology, University of Iowa, 2004
  • Psi Chi, University of Iowa, 2001-2004
  • Dean's List, University of Iowa, 2000-2004
  • National Scholars Award, University of Iowa, 2000-2004

Professional Memberships

  • Professional Associations: Society for Neuroscience (SfN)
  • Anxiety and Depression Association of American (ADAA)
  • International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS)
  • Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP)
  • Brain Research and Integrative Neuroscience Network (BRAINnet)
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
  • The Society for Affective Science (SAS)
  • Association for Psychological Sciences (APS)

Areas of Expertise

  • Behavioral and neurobiological mechanisms of aversive learning and memory, threat perception and emotion regulation
  • Cannabinoid involvement during fear extinction learning and retention
  • Biomarkers of development, maintenance and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety disorders

Recent Publications

  1. Greco, J.A.* & Rabinak, C.A. (2015). Fear, Neural pathways of. In I. Milosevic & R.E. McCabe (Eds.), Phobias: The Psychology of Irrational Fear, An Encyclopedia (160-163). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood.
  2. MacNamara, A., Rabinak, C.A., Fitzgerald, D.A., Zhou, X.J., Shankman, S.A., Milad, M.R., & Phan, K.L. (2015). Neural correlates of individual differences in fear learning. Behavioural Brain Research, 287, (34-41).
  3. Mori, S.* & Rabinak, C.A. (2015). Extinction. In I. Milosevic & R.E. McCabe (Eds.), Phobias: The Psychology of Irrational Fear, An Encyclopedia (144-145). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood.
  4. Mori, S*. & Rabinak, C.A. (2015). Amygdala. In I. Milosevic & R.E. McCabe (Eds.), Phobias: The Psychology of Irrational Fear, An Encyclopedia (14-16). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood.
  5. Rabinak, C.A. (2015). Classical Conditioning. In I. Milosevic & R.E. McCabe (Eds.), Phobias: The Psychology of Irrational Fear, An Encyclopedia (74-75). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood.
  6. Rabinak, C.A., Angstadt, M., Lyons, M.*, Mori, S.*, Milad, M.R., Liberzon, I., & Phan, K.L. (2014). Cannabinoid modulation of prefrontal-limbic activation during fear extinction learning and recall in humans. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 113, 125-134.
  7. Rabinak, C.A., & Phan, K.L. (2014). Cannabinoid modulation of fear extinction brain circuitry: A novel target to advance anxiety treatment. Current Pharmaceutical Design, 20(13), 2212-2217.
  8. Rabinak, C.A., MacNamara, A., Kennedy, A.E., Angstadt, M., Stein, M.B., Liberzon, I., & Phan, K.L. (2014). Focal and aberrant prefrontal engagement during emotion regulation in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. Depression & Anxiety, 31(10), 851-861.
  9. Wardle, M.C., Fitzgerald, D.A., Angstadt, M., Rabinak, C.A., de Wit, H. & Phan, K.L. (2014). Effects of oxycodone on brain responses to emotional images. Psychopharmacology, 231(22), 4403-4415.
  10. MacNamara, A., Post, D., Kennedy, A., Rabinak, C.A., & Phan, K.L. (2013). Electrocortical processing of social signals of threat in combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder. Biological Psychology, 94(2), 441-9.
  11. Rabinak, C. A., Angstadt, M., Sripada, C. S., Abelson, J. L., Liberzon, I., Milad, M. R., & Phan, K. L. (2013). Cannabinoid facilitation of fear extinction memory recall in humans. Neuropharmacology, 64, 396-402.
  12. Rabinak, C. A., Holman, A.*, Angstadt, M., Kennedy, A.E., Hajcak, G., & Phan, K. L. (2013). Neural response to errors in combat-exposed returning veterans with and without posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 213, 71-78.
  13. Wheaton, M.G., Holman, A.*, Rabinak, C.A., MacNamara, A., Proudfit, G., & Phan, K.L. (2013). Danger and disease: electrocortical responses to threat- and disgust-eliciting images. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 90, 235-239.
  14. Knox, D., George, S. A., Fitzpatrick, C. J., Rabinak, C. A., Maren, S., & Liberzon, I. (2012). Single prolonged stress disrupts retention of extinguished fear in rats. Learning & Memory, 19(2), 43-49.
  15. Rabinak, C. A., Sripada, C. S., Angstadt, M., de Wit, H., & Phan, K. L. (2012). Cannabinoid modulation of subgenual anterior cingulate cortex activation during experience of negative affect. Journal of Neural Transmission, 119(6), 701-707.
  16. Rabinak, C. A., Angstadt, M., Welsh, R. C., Kennedy, A. E., Lyubkin, M., Martis, B., & Phan, K.L. (2011). Altered amygdala resting-state functional connectivity in post-traumatic stress disorder. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 2, 62.
  17. Rabinak, C. A. & Maren, S. (2010). Amygdala. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology, 4th Ed. John Wiley & Sons, DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0051.

* Student author

Laboratory Web Site

Translational Neuropsychopharmacology Lab