Allison R. Foilb, PhD

Allison R. Foilb, PhD

McLean Hospital Title
Harvard Medical School Title
  • Research Fellow in Psychiatry


Allison R. Foilb, PhD, focuses her research at the intersection of stress and learning. She began her research while an undergraduate at Barnard College where she studied the development of the hormonal stress response. As a graduate student at Boston College, Dr. Foilb studied the neural mechanisms of safety learning and fear memories, as well as sex differences in these systems.

Currently, Dr. Foilb is working as part of the Conte Center for Translational Mental Health Research, with research focusing on how stress and sleep interact. Using behavioral, pharmacological, and molecular techniques, this work aims to provide insight on the role of sleep in stress- and anxiety-related disorders.

Education & Training

  • 2011 BA in Neuroscience and Behavior, Barnard College
  • 2019 PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience, Boston College


Phone: 617.855.2083
Office Address: Belmont campus - Mailman Research Center, Room 215