Candice Dwyer

Virginia Tech

Psychology (clinical)


Candice is a Clinical Psychology PhD student at Virginia Tech, where she is a member of the Bickel Lab at the Addiction Recovery Research Center. Her research is broadly focused on the neural correlates of long-term recovery from addiction and improving biopsychosocial treatments for addiction. Candice was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, receiving her B.A. in Psychology & Political Science from Western University. Subsequently, she obtained her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University, where she specialized in Spirituality and Mind-Body Practices. After, she worked as a research coordinator in the BRAVE/BRASS Labs at Stanford Medical School, overseeing neuroimaging studies on alcohol use disorder in Veterans. Candice also has research experience in the areas of trauma, emotion regulation, cognitive neuroscience, women's health, and mindfulness. Outside graduate school, she can undoubtedly be found at the park with her beloved chocolate lab, Harley, and rescue dog, Bowie.

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