1. Profile
  2. Shelby Wood

Shelby Wood BA

Shelby Wood
  • PhD Student, Behavioral Neuroscience Program
  • Graduate Student Affiliate, Women’s Mental Health Research Program
Gender Pronouns
  • she/her
Contact Information
  • swood32 [at]
  • (312) 355-5652
  • Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI)
    912 S. Wood St.
    Department of Psychiatry (MC 913)
    Chicago IL 60612
  • Room #:342

Shelby Wood is a doctoral student in the Behavioral Neuroscience Program in the Department of Psychology. She began her graduate studies in the fall of 2022 and is a member of Dr. Pauline Maki’s laboratory within the Women’s Mental Health Research Program. Shelby is interested in studying the impact of physical activity on women’s mental health during periods of hormonal fluctuation, with a particular focus on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and neuroactive steroids. Shelby received her B.A. in Neuroscience from Colgate University in 2021. 

  • Women’s mental health, mental health disparities, perinatal anxiety and depression, exercise and physical activity, HPA axis, neuroactive steroids.