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Hyerim Yang BS

Hyerim Yang
  • Research Technician
  • Graduate Student, Graduate Education in Medical Sciences (GEMS) PhD Program
  • Department of Psychiatry, UIC
Contact Information
  • hyang67 [at]
  • School of Public Health / Psychiatric Institute (SPHPI)
    1601 W. Taylor St.
    SPHPI MC 912
    Chicago IL 60612
  • Room #:285

Hyerim graduated from UIC in 2017 with a BS in neuroscience. She is currently gaining experience using animal models to study the neurobiological basis in the context of alcohol use disorder. 

  • Current Projects

    Hyerim directs clinical studies in the Human Addiction Psychopharmacology Laboratory. Her research investigates the processes by which drug and alcohol effects become paired with cues (people, places, paraphernalia) surrounding drug-taking experiences. She studies drug conditioning processes using behavioral (cognitive function), physiological (heart rate, blood pressure, cortisol) and subjective (self-reported mood) measures. Hyerim is also conducting a research project that she began as an undergraduate student in the lab. In this project, she is using a computerized task to assess appetitive conditioning using monetary reward.