Dr. Andreea Diaconescu is an Independent Scientist at the Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics at CAMH. Dr. Diaconescu is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto with cross-appointments with the Institute of Medical Science and the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto.
Before this, she has been a Swiss National Foundation Ambizione fellow and Junior Group Leader at the University in Basel, Department of Psychiatry leading a project on early detection and treatment of psychosis using mathematical modelling. After completing her Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience at the Rotman Research Institute, University of Toronto, Dr. Diaconescu held a postdoctoral position at the Translational Neuromodeling Unit, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. There, she developed and applied (neuro)computational models of learning and decision-making to understand the emergence and persistence of delusions in psychoaffective disorders such as schizophrenia.
Dr. Diaconescu has developed and validated mathematical models that infer subject-specific disturbances of information processing in neuronal circuits from neuroimaging, electrophysiological, and behaviour measures. She also has expertise in whole-brain, multimodal neuroimaging analysis methods. Dr. Diaconescu has applied these computational methods to address substantive clinical problems in psychiatry, in particular, early detection of psychosis and treatment response prediction in first-episode psychosis.
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