Graduate: PhD, Neurophysiology/Neuropsychiatry, Universidade Federal da Bahia/Harvard Medical School, Salvador, Brazil and Boston, MA, 2015; MSc, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, 2010
Dr. Cosmo earned her M.D. from Faculdade de Medicina da Bahia, her M.Sc. and her Ph.D. in Neurophysiology/Neuropsychiatry from Universidade Federal da Bahia, with a doctoral fellowship period at Harvard Medical School. During her training, Dr. Cosmo conducted clinical trials investigating the application of neuromodulation techniques in various neuropsychiatric disorders. In her doctoral work, Dr. Cosmo investigated the efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in modulating inhibitory control and functional brain networks in patients with ADHD, using a mathematical-computational model based on electroencephalographic activity. Dr. Cosmo continues to investigate the applicability and physiological basis of neuromodulation techniques, particularly tDCS and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), in the modulation of executive functions, as well as the use of new and emerging technologies such as low intensity focused ultrasound.
From Dr. Cosmo: It has been an honor to join the Research Training Program (RTP) in Psychiatry at Brown University. Its unique combination of clinical and research training in a supportive environment with an outstanding curriculum and cutting-edge research programs was exactly what I was looking for in a residency. The RTP will allow me to obtain a strong mental health expertise, develop a successful psychiatric and scientific career, and fulfill my ultimate goal to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in interventional psychiatry and neuropsychiatry.