Dr. Ann Iturra-Mena is a neuroscientist focused on the intersection of psychiatry and data science. As an Associate Research Scientist at the Department of Psychiatry, she develops innovative, data-driven diagnostic and therapeutic approaches aimed at enhancing our understanding and treatment of mental health disorders in youth. Dr. Iturra-Mena is also an expert in utilizing electroencephalography (EEG) to understand how brain electrical patterns can enhance our approach to early diagnosis and interventions in psychiatric disorders, aiming to significantly improve early intervention strategies and outcomes.
Dr. Iturra-Mena earned her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Valparaiso, Chile. She completed her initial postdoctoral training at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School (2019-2022) and her subsequent postdoctoral fellowship at the Data Science Institute at Columbia University (2022-2024).