Entry Year


Major Area of Study



Ed Riley, PhD / Susan Tapert, PhD



Research Interests

Robyn investigates neural structure and function in adolescents with substance use disorders and youth with prenatal alcohol exposure. Her research focuses on how the brain processes visceral sensations and how the brain monitors and regulates behavior.

Representative Publications
  • Migliorini, R., Moore, E. M., Glass, L., Infante, M. A., Tapert, S. F., Jones, K. L., Mattson, S. N., & Riley, E. P. (2015). Anterior cingulate cortex surface area relates to behavioral inhibition in adolescents with and without heavy prenatal alcohol exposure. Behavioural Brain Research, 292, 26-35.

  • Moore, E. M., Migliorini, R., Infante, M. A., & Riley, E. P. (2014). Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: Recent neuroimaging findings. Current Developmental Disorders Reports, 1, 161-172.

  • Migliorini, R., Stewart, J. L., May, A. C., Tapert, S. F., & Paulus, M. P. (2013). What do you feel? Adolescent drug and alcohol users show altered brain response to pleasant interoceptive stimuli. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 133, 661-668.

  • Predoctoral Fellow, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP), DGE-1247398, 2012-2017
  • Predoctoral Trainee, Institutional Research Training Grant, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: T32 AA013525, Alcohol Research in the Science/Practitioner Model. PI: Edward P. Riley, 2012-2014