Post-Doctoral Fellows

Brian Anderson, MD, MSc


Brian is a resident physician in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco. He earned his MD at Stanford University. He also has an MSc in Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Society from the London School of Economics, and a BA in Biochemistry with a minor in Latin American and Latino Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese. Since 2005 he has conducted ethnographic research with different communities of drug users, including migrant Mexican communities in the United States, the Uniao do Vegetal ayahuasca religion in Brazil, cognitive enhancer users in the UK, and mutual aid groups for addiction recovery in Mexico. In the BAND Lab Brian is working on a clinical trial of psilocybin-assisted group therapy for existential distress in palliative care patients.



Craig L. Anderson, PhD



Craig received his PhD in Social and Personality Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.  Broadly interested in emotions and emotion regulation, one of his favorite specific research topics is the emotion of awe.   In his studies on awe he has used a diverse array of methods including behavior coding, autonomic physiology, neuroendocrinology, genetics, peer-report, and diary approaches.  Craig’s favorite study to date examined how time outdoors generally, and the emotion of awe specifically, impact people’s well-being in both youth from underserved communities and military veterans who went white-water rafting. In the BAND lab, Craig supervises data collection on a project examining how administration of oxytocin impacts team cohesion and performance in groups of three. In his spare time Craig enjoys spending time in nature. 



Ellen Bradley, MD



Ellen completed undergraduate training at Stanford University, medical school at Yale University, and psychiatry residency at UCSF. She is a current research fellow in the BAND Lab investigating functional impairment in psychosis. Her work aims to characterize the neurobiological underpinnings of social cognitive deficits associated with psychotic disorders in order to improve clinical interventions. 



Tyler Morrison, MD, MAS



Tyler was born and raised in Washington, DC. He received both his MAS in Clinical Research and his MD from the University of California, San Diego, and is currently a psychiatry resident at UCSF. He conducted research at the National Cancer Institute as as CRTA scholar, and later explored the role of trauma-related guilt in veterans with co-occuring PTSD and alcohol use disorder at the VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). In his free time, he likes to surf, snowboard, sing, paint, and travel.